“Twilight” doctor and vampire patriarch Peter Facinelli has won the bet he made with his friend Rob DeFranco that he could get 500,000 Twitter followers by June 19. And on June 30, he’ll bask in the glory of his victory when DeFranco will dance in a bikini to [artist id="330"]Beyoncé’s[/artist] “Single Ladies” on Hollywood Boulevard.
Facinelli was holding his breath there for a while when, due to a glitch in the Twitterverse, he wasn’t sure he’d make the cut. “What I had heard was that Twitter was treating the followers like spam because so many were coming in, so they were getting tossed off,” Facinelli told E! News. “So at the end of the day, I’ll never know if my follower count is right, but I do know that we had over 500,000, which was the magic number for Rob doing the bikini dance.”
When the actor spoke to MTV News about the competition last month, he said he thought his [movie id="369195"]“Twilight”[/movie] and [movie id="414921"]“New Moon”[/movie] character, Dr. Carlisle Cullen, would approve of the competition.
“Carlisle likes a good game,” he said. “I think he’d be excited. I think Carlisle would totally follow me. And he’s got a good sense of humor — so he’d want to watch Rob DeFranco dance down Hollywood Boulevard in a bikini.”
And no word yet on whether Facinelli still plans on awarding that coveted RPattz-sweat-covered chair — the one from the movie set that has his name on it, which he would have lost to a fan had he lost the bet — to a fan.
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