I have something in common with celebs like Tara Reed. You know, the celebs who unwillingly flash a little boobage. Yup, I have had a major wardrobe malfunction!
I took dance classes from age 3 to age 16 but my 8th grade dance recital takes the cake for most excitement. I was so happy to be in advanced classes which meant more routines and, in my opinion, way cooler routines. My particular favorite that year was a song from Lion King, "Be Prepared". I was so excited to perform the number and was just getting into it when the unthinkable happened!
As far as wardrobe malfunctions go, this could not have happened at a better time. I bent down and over the music I could hear "Snap". As quickly as I heard it, I felt my strap pop off and I reacted. Grabbing my almost exposed boob, I followed the group with the next step, a leap, but then proceeded off the stage. Mortified is the best word to describe what I was feeling. Unfortunately, I couldn't actually exit the stage from the wing I was on so there I stood for the next 2 minutes or so... holding my costume up the entire time.
When the song was over, I hurried backstage where my mom and best friend were waiting. My mom, who was the one who sewed my costume in place, was super apologetic but I was so embarrassed that I lashed out at her a little. However, before she was even done sewing it back into place, I saw the humor in it and started laughing.
The worst part of the whole thing? There were a bunch of high school boys in the back of the auditorium that I was sure would never let me live it down. Even worse, my uncle had the whole thing of video. Even worse, I had to wear this costume countless times over the next few days! At least my nervousness was focused on keeping my costume on as opposed to performing!
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