It's official: Grazia Daily has fallen (even more) in love with Katy Perry. Yes, we've long been fans of her bonkers bra-wearing, girl-kissing, pink/blue/purple-haired ways but having seen her up, close and personal, we are utterly smitten.
It started with the rows of ginormous plastic candy and ice creams that lined the hot pink carpet. So fun! Then we spotted Perez Hilton in a red suit and green brogues lending his BFF support. How sweet! But it was when the lady of the hour arrived, trussed up in a frothy gold and pink Marchesa frock, that the crowd went wild. 'I'm busting out of it!' she said of the curve-hugging number topped off with sparkling strappy sandals. 'I can't show you the back, I've had too many Wotsits!' Despite the threat of a burst zip, the popstrel twirled through Leicester Square like a perky ballerina, fluttering her Union Jack fake eyelashes with her purple hair piled high a-top her head. Talk about a showbizzy showgirl! And the 27-year-old graciously spent over an hour chatting to the adoring fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures and kissing their tear-stained cheeks. Aw.
After the pink carpet rounds, the sprightly songstress appeared inside the cinema to introduce her film. But rather than the standard 'I hope you enjoy it!' fare, 'it's time for a Q&A!' she trilled. Cue hysterical screaming from the rows of KP lovers. One girl asked whether she would ever perform as Katy Hudson (her real name before reaching superstardom). 'No!' she replied adamantly, almost stomping her foot in triumph. 'She is dead and gone!'
Another tween was so ecstatic to meet her idol, she could hardly breathe, let alone ask a question. 'Ok, I'll ask you a question,' Katy said, like a benevolent fairy godmother, 'what colour was your hair before it was blue?' 'Black, pink, purple - all because of you!' the girl replied, to which Katy said: 'Oh dear. Sorry mom.' The he singer confessed that she hated her own natural hair colour before her chameleon-like colour-changing because 'it was a squirrel colour!'
So will she ever move to England? '‘I love beans on toast, the monarchy and the countryside,' she said. 'Prince Harry is single and I love a hot ginger…’ Oh, to have another Princess Katy in Buckingham Palace! In the meantime, she's staying with her brother who, she says, should be in One Direction: ‘he’s hotter than Harry Styles!’
With that, having made a zillion kids' dreams come true, Katy swooshed through the aisle of red seats and out the back door, returning to that land of candy canes and kitty cats just as we were about to enter it via her spectacular film. What a woman!
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