It’s been five years since I laid eyes on him. He was the most handsome man I’ve ever seen. When he reprise the role of Edward Cullen, I know that I was already smitten. That was the start of my ROBsession. I was new to this “fangirling”, but I liked the idea.
Since 2008, I followed every latest news about him — his life and love, his career, his hobbies. I bought every single magazine featuring him, biographies, posters and calendars. I have cutouts of his interviews from the newspapers and kept them until now. For me, these were not enough. I could have camped out for days and attend every movie premieres if given the chance. During the five-year span, my feelings for him haven’t changed…a bit. He is, and always will be, my vampire-man.
Many people are wondering why I have this kind of thing towards him. Many think that I am crazy, but I don’t care. I was attracted first with his looks, and after watching a series of his interviews, I came to know the real Robert Thomas Pattinson. I am not saying that he is perfect. He smokes, drinks in a pub, and even parties. He likes being goofy. What sets him apart from other celebrities is his humility. The kind of attitude that I rarely see from Hollywood stars.
His fame skyrocketed during the Twilight Saga regime, but he approached this with gracefulness and in a low-key fashion. Even when he was named as The Sexiest Vampire and other titles, he still walks the limelight on his jeans, white shirt, beanies and his longtime companion, his guitar. I have so much to say about this man. I have many reasons to be thankful that I was given the chance to be a part of his community.
Through my Robsession, I was able to become a part of Twilighters Anonymous. This is a hub for Twihards. I met friends all over the world, whom I share the same passion with. Until now, we are communicating with each other. This is one of the most cherished things I have with them. Rob taught me how to be humble. That as persons, no matter where life takes us, we should keep our feet firmly grounded. He also taught me to live out my passion. Aside from being an actor, he is also a musician. He is that versatile. Lastly, I learned how to never give up and continue making dreams until all of them will become a reality. Rob inspired me to do that. Just as he is living his dream, I am doing everything to make my dreams visible.
He is my role model. What I feel for him is not that crazy fangirling. It is about the love of a fan to her idol that springs from respect and admiration. This is a one-in-a-million feeling. My dream of meeting him one day is still on the works. The Twilight fever had its curtain call last year, but the memories will always be in my heart.
P.S. To Rob,
Thank you for bringing Cedric Diggory, Edward Cullen to life. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself and your talent to every movie that you made. I know your success will continue for the years to come. Your fans will always be here to support you. We love you that BIG. 🙂
Just so you know, ROBSESSION will always be a part of my life. It will never go away.