Olympic Darling Missy Franklin Receives Care Package From Justin Bieber

Wendy Geller
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What's better than scoring four gold Olympic medals in London this year? Well, if you're 17-year-old swimming phenom Missy Franklin, the only thing that could put the cherry on that particular sundae is getting a personalized present--from none other than Justin Bieber!

Franklin, whose favorite artist is Bieber, told Today about her surprise gift from the superstar. "He sent me a huge care package, which was so awesome," she enthused. "I walk home and my mom is so cute. She took everything out and set it out on the table, and I had T-shirts and CDs and posters and all that stuff."

The Colorado high school senior says she's looking forward to Bieber's Denver tour stop in January. "My friend actually bought me tickets for my birthday, so we're going to go, and I think we might be able to get backstage passes hopefully," she noted.

This isn't the first time Bieber's sent props to Franklin. After she won her first gold medal late last month, the singer called her out in a tweet. "Heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine," he wrote. "now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove." To which Franklin replied: "I just died! Thank you!"

One thing Franklin and Bieber share besides a mutual admiration of each other--they both seem to like tattoos. Franklin told Today that she just inked Olympic rings on her hip last week. Bieber recently tattooed the name of his latest album, Believe, on his arm to commemorate its June release.


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