How I Met My Hollywood Crush: Ashley Parker Angel

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 star…in real life. Welcome to How I Met My Hollywood Crush, in which readers recall the time they rubbed elbows with their special celebrity someone!

Today’s sighting comes courtesy of Amanda Martin, who met O-Town crooner Ashley Parker Angel!

I’m sure that we all remember the boyband O-Town, which was formed on the reality TV series, “Making the Band.” O-Town was my everything and still is. Since the first day I saw him on my television, one member always had a special place in my heart, and that was Ashley Parker Angel. I always wanted to meet him when they were together. I was a part of their fan club, their street team, entered contests but that dream never became a reality. Well, in January 2007 that would all change.

Ashley announced that he would be starring on Broadway as Link Larkin in “Hairspray.” I, of course, had to buy tickets for his opening weekend. I read up about everybody meeting him at the stage door, and once again I saw a glimpse of my dreams coming true. I went to see him at the show on January 21, 2007, and after the show, I waited in the freezing cold for the sheer hope of meeting him. My dreams finally came true, and I met my first Hollywood Crush!!! He was/is the most down-to-earth, genuine guy that you could ever meet!

I continued to see him multiple times through his run at the show, and the following summer I met one of my now best friends Janelle, because of him being in the show! Ashley Parker Angel still has no idea how much he means to me!!!

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