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'What is going on right now?': Emma Blackery unexpectedly stars at iPhone X launch

'What is going on right now?': Emma Blackery unexpectedly stars at iPhone X launch
From BBC - September 13, 2017

"I have had the weirdest 12 hours of my life," says Emma Blackery, after unexpectedly starring during the iPhone X launch.

"What happened last night was absolutely crazy," she tells Newsbeat.

"I was at home just watching TV, and suddenly my phone lit up with about 20 of my friends all saying the same thing."

The unsigned singer and YouTuber's face was broadcast to millions.

The 25-year-old had no idea it was coming.

"It was about 7pm in the evening, and I was already in bed, because basically I am an old lady," Emma explains.

She got a barrage of messages from her friends "and there was my face behind Eddie Cue [senior vice president of Apple], and my EP artwork with my name and the title.

"It was just absolutely mind blowing."

Emma got on her own social media and caused a delightful Twitter storm expressing her delight - even if most of the posts are not suitable to publish here.

"I was completely shocked. But I wish I had perhaps reserved myself and been a bit more eloquent and polite," she says.

But it did not stop her getting some new followers.

"Paris Hilton - I am not kidding, she followed me and it made my life."

And as we were talking, she just found out she'd gained another new fan.

"One of my favourite wrestlers just followed me just now; Titus O' Neil. So this is crazy, I love wrestling.

"What is going on right now?"

Emma's not exactly a stranger to attention - she has 1.4 million YouTube subscribers after all.

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