Look! I Met a Celebrity
KELSEY MET ... DONNIE WAHLBERG!
"That is one of the biggest smiles I have ever had on my face!" writes Kelsey Ervin of Chicago, who met Donnie Wahlberg outside a New Kids on the Block show in October.
COURTNEY MET ... CARRIE UNDERWOOD!
For her daughter's 7th birthday, Courtney Dalton treated her to a Carrie Underwood concert in Raleigh, N.C. An even better present? Meeting the country singer before the show! "She was so gracious and beautiful," writes Dalton. "During the concert she saw us and waved."
RAELYNN MET ... BRAD PITT!
While Brad Pitt was shooting in Louisiana, he made time for some fans:
Raelynn Cooper Marsolan of Madisonville and her friend. "He came over to talk to us and was so down to Earth!" she writes.
CARRIE MET ... KATIE HOLMES!
Carrie Lively of Aledo, Texas, was celebrating her birthday in New York City with her husband when she ran into the Broadway actress. "This pic was taken outside the All My Sons theater after the show," she writes. "I've always been a fan of hers and it was awesome to be able to see her in person."
MISTY MET ... DAVID COOK!
"I got to go backstage at the Idols Live! concert in Tacoma," writes Misty Fink of Centralia, Wash. "I asked David Cook if I could touch his backside and he let me. His face is priceless. I love this picture!"
SARAH MET ... MARIO LOPEZ!
In February. Sarah Wise (far right) traveled from Philadelphia down to Arizona with friends for the Super Bowl – and scored the perfect photo opp! When Wise saw PEOPLE's Hottest Bachelor Mario Lopez, "I almost fainted," she writes. "He was very nice and had no problems posing for pictures with us."
AGNES MET ... NINA GARCIA!
After running into the Project Runway judge at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Agnes Cats Aanraad of Bradenton, Fla., had to tell us: "Nina Garcia is really a very sweet, elegant lady."
MALLORY MET ... MANDY MOORE!
Even parking lots have their share of celebrities in Hollywood! Mallory Mathias spotted the singer outside the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
CHRISTINE MET ... THE BACKSTREET BOYS!
"I have been a fan since elementary school, and this summer I finally got the chance to meet them at a soundcheck!" writes Christine Stirrat of Westfield, N.J. "The guys were so nice and sounded great. It definitely was the highlight of my summer."
TIFFANY MET ... RICHARD SIMMONS!
Honeymooner Tiffany Bachman of Shelton, Conn., ran into the fitness guru in Venice. "He saw that I noticed him and walked over to us, shouting, 'I caught you,' and pointing at my delicious gelato," she writes. "We asked to take a picture with him and he was more than happy. Thanks, Richard, for being a cool celeb!"
MARGARITA MET ... ERIC DANE!
"My little sister Andie (middle) and I were lucky enough to meet McSteamy himself after he taped a segment at Regis amp Kelly last summer," writes Margarita Unson of Murietta, Calif. "When I stretched my arm out to take a picture, it was literally quivering! Eric was kind enough to say, 'I'll take the picture. I have longer arms.' "
KIM MET ... MAKSIM CHMEROVSKIY!
Kim Cleary of Hamden, Conn., writes that she knew it would be a good night in Las Vegas when she spotted the Dancing with the Stars pro at Tryst nightclub. "He was just as charming and gracious as I expected and even more handsome in person. I love when my friends look at this pic and say, 'You guys make a great couple!' ... I wish!"
YELENA MET ... LANCE BASS!
When the former Nsync-er was performing on Broadway, Yelena G. of Phoenix also got a shot at fame. This photo is "special to me because I've been a HUGE fan of his since I was 11, and have always had a big crush on him!" she writes. "Meeting him was amazing."
RHONDA MET ... BRET MICHAELS
For her friend's birthday, Rhonda Crocker of Bartlesville, Okla., went to a Bret Michaels concert in October – and found herself backstage meeting the tanned rocker himself!
MARIELA MET ... SABRINA BRYAN!
"I was soo nervous to even give her the book, but I'm soo glad I went,"
writes Mariela Mella of meeting the "very down to earth" Cheetah Girl at a New York City signing. "I really hope everyone else can get the chance to meet her in a concert, book signing, on the street or at least somewhere period!"