Ok ok, so to say that I actually met Justin Timberlake would be a bit of an overstatement. I was, however in the same room as him for over 3 hours, so that has to count for something right? Last Friday, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Group at Harvard hosted their annual Man of the Year (MOY) Party. This year’s MOY was – you guessed it – J.T. himself.
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals (HPT) is America’s oldest collegiate theatricals group, dating back to the eighteenth century. Every year, they put on an original student written musical. Because the HPT dates back to WAY before Harvard had even dreamed of admitting women into the student body, the HPT cast is entirely male (and therefore includes many men in drag).
Here is a short video that includes clips of their most recent production “Commie Dearest”
One of the traditions of the HPT is to select a Man of the Year (MOY) and a Woman of the Year (WOY). This year, the MOY was JT and the WOY was Anne Hathaway.
My boyfriend Alex and I were lucky enough to be invited to the Man of the Year party. The only caveat was that no cameras were allowed. When you party with JT, it’s rude to be snapping photos paparazzi style. To avoid offending the man who brought sexy back, the HPT board decided to ban cameras all together. As a result, you’ll just have to take my word for it that JT was at the party.
My roommate Katerina let me borrow this killer Michael Kors dress for the party. I wore it with my Ralph Lauren lizard pumps.
Me and Alex in my room before leaving for the party (note all of my thesis books on the bookshelf!).