How I Met My Hollywood Crush: Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Let's be honest, we all have a Hollywood Crush—a cutie whose sheer existence inspires countless fever dreams and inestimable hours of Google Image gawking. For a lucky few, those fantasies become reality when faced with said real life. Welcome to How I Met My Hollywood Crush, in which readers recall the time they rubbed elbows with their special celebrity someone!

Move over, Kelly Kapowski. This week Jessica Klask spills about the time she met "Saved by the Bell" cutie, Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

To be honest, I have about three Hollywood Crushes, and out of them all I can't believe I, Jessica, met the one I've been dying to meet since I was in the first grade, and that is Mark-Paul Gosselaar. I was a huge "Saved by the Bell" fan and all I ever wanted to be was Kelly Kapowski. I was jealous Tiffani Thiessen got the role. I was only about eight or nine years old and jealous.

Anyway, I was looking online for Broadway play tickets, and came across an Off-Broadway play called "The Understudy" and noticed Mark was in it. I immediately asked my friend Amanda if she would like to go to the stage door just so we can get first dibs on meeting him. She said "yes," and we went early and we had no idea if we were going to get to meet him because we didn't see a stage door. So, we just waited and then all of a sudden we see the crowd come out and no one else waited around, so we were about to give up. Then, we saw this brown-haired guy come out, and I'm like, "AHH, it's Mark." He came out and greeted us in the cold and gave us each a hug, and we told him how big of a fan we both were, and it just felt so unreal. I got to finally meet my first Hollywood Crush ever. Never will I forget that day!

Have you met your Hollywood Crush? Send your story and a picture to mtvhollywoodcrush(at)!

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