By Kristin Boehm
Updated June 25, 2009 09:00 AM
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There’s nothing like some coffee and a new outfit to get yourself noticed. It worked for Samantha Thursday as she vied for the attention of Transformers star CELEBRITY_LINK “Shia LaBeouf”].

Calling him “the next leading man in Hollywood” Meredith Vieira reminds him there is a young woman there to catch the Today show, who “wants you to go out.”

“I like Samantha a lot. She seems like a real special person,” says LaBeouf. “I would love to meet her – is she here?”

Cue Samantha, coffee in hand. Ever the gentleman, LaBeouf, 23, calls her a sweetheart and laments not having a seat to offer her.

“You look great,” the actor says and asks if she is wearing her “say nice things to Shia outfit,” which the “shocked” young lady admits she is!

“I’ve been planning this all week,” she says, “and I bought this [points to her floral skirt] … I can’t believe this!”

Offered Vieira’s seat and the chance to ask her crush a question, Samantha stutters, “I dont know what to ask … I’m in shock … what kind of girl are you interested in – honestly. Just be honest.”

“All kinds,” he replies, adding to her follow up query that he does not have a girlfriend. “What are you doing the rest of the day? My day is boring,” he asks.

Watch out Megan Fox!