by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Causes, Entertainment, Music, People
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Photo: justintimberlake.com

Justin Timberlake held up his end of a deal and made one of his fans dreams come true this past Saturday when he attended the Marine Corps Ball.

Timberlake accompanied Corporal Kelsey De Santis to the event in Richmond, Va. De Sanits invited the singer/actor last July via YouTube and luckily enough he accepted.

He had such a good time, he even blogged about the ball saying it “changed” his life.

“I knew I would have an evening that I wouldn’t forget…Something I could tell my friends about. What I didn’t know was how moved I would be by the whole experience,” he writes.

Timberlake was honored to attend and says, “It was a surreal moment to be in that room with so many of our great Marines who have such a different type of connection to those stories.”

“I felt so proud to be there. I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes. It’s funny too because a lot of them are SO younger than me.”

Before the ball, De Santis also spoke about a potential dance-off in an interview with Access Hollywood. “My friends keep saying, ‘Dance-off!’ They know about my skills.” She added, “I honestly don’t think he’ll be able to keep up with my group of people… I don’t think he’ll be able to keep up with us.”

JT described his date as “humble and honest” and ended his post with the following, “To all of you that serve every day for us…Ensuring our freedom, I say: My deepest gratitude to you. I’ve met so many of my heroes… From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson. And, nothing makes me feel more honor and pride than when I get to meet one of you. Last night changed my life and I will never forget it.

“Thank you Corporal Kelsey DeSantis. Thank you for inviting me. And, thank you for being my hero.”

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Jennie

    He is a nice guy :) and funny, too!