He has slick hair, pretty brown eyes and a notorious reputation. The Biebster, formally known as Justin Drew Bieber, has always been the center of media. Known more for his “dreamy” smile then his actual music, Mr. Bieber has been to London, the Anne Frank Museum, and now most recently… Jail! Yes, these are troubling times for The Biebster.
At SLA, an anti-Bieber community will not be hard to find. Most students found in the hallways and classrooms are critical towards this pop sensation. Some call him “a monster, just a terrible person in general,” while others claim him to be “just another troubled teen”. However, Junior and current Belieber, Jenny Perez thinks otherwise.
“I think he’s a good guy.” Perez defends, “I mean he can carry an attitude but everyone carries an attitude. But once people get to know him… yeah.”
Perez has been a hardcore Belieber since 2008. A minority in SLA, she often feels looked down upon because of her taste in music. Still, she doesn’t let this get in the way of her passion. “I ignore it, everybody has different taste in music. I’m proud to say that I’m a Justin Bieber fan!”
Beliebers like Jenny Perez are often stereotyped as ten to fifteen year old girls obsessed with a fame-crazed celebrity who “thinks he’s cool just because he knows Usher.” Perez, of course is not fifteen, and is often critical of Justin Bieber’s current behavior.
When asked what she thought about Justin’s controversial act of filling a private jet with so much pot smoke, the pilots had to wear gas masks, she replied saying, “It’s inappropriate. I think just fame can go over his personality. Too much fame, too much money can cause problems.”
Owner of ten magazines, more than 100 posters, signatures, pictures, tickets, sweaters, jackets and every album Bieber had ever made, Perez feels that she truly knows Bieber. “I met Bieber on 2012 in December in Philadelphia. He was nice. There was only like seven of us and we all got to see him outside of the hotel. We took pictures.”
Despite his acts and his many problems, Perez believes that Justin is a good guy. “It’s the media that makes him look bad,” Perez states. “He really does care.”
Deep down in her heart Jenny Perez will always love Bieber. Even if she can’t go to prom with him, she will believe that he is there in spirit.
“Anything is possible,” Mr. Bieber once said. “I’m telling you, people. Everyday we wake up is another blessing. Follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you. Never say never.”