And Now, The Most Awkward Celebrity Encounter with Beyoncé Ever

A lesson from UFC champ Holly Holm


If you are ever blessed with the opportunity to meet Queen Beyoncé, here's what not to do. UFC champ Holly Holm just had that once-in-a-lifetime encounter and like all normal human beings, she totally blew it.

Last week, Holly, who beat Ronda Rousey in that powerhouse fight and has since gained enough Facebook followers to reach one million followers status, attended a VIP boxing match viewing party in Las Vegas. Beyoncé and Jay Z hosted. Everyone wore fancy clothes. Then Holly met the Carters.


‘I meet Jay Z and he says, “This is my wife,” and I'm like, “Oh hi, what's your name?” because that's what you do when I meet someone's wife,’ Holly recounted to Albuquerque's KRQE. ‘And as I'm shaking her hand I'm thinking, “Why did I just say that? Why did I just say that to Beyoncé?”’

Holly, I wish I could tell you why you reacted that way but I've never met Queen Bey and who knows, my first few seconds of being in the presence of such magnificence could very well just be any of the following: fainting, bowing down (as you do), doing the "Single Ladies" dance.​ I would've made the same face though.


Jay did not come to his Queen's defense with a ‘Who are you?’— perhaps that's reserved for tourists in Paris only. According to Holly, he chatted about the actual fight and all she could focus on was apologizing to Beyoncé. Like a true Queen, Bey handled the situation graciously.

‘I go back to Beyoncé and I'm like, “I can't believe I just did that.’ She goes, “Oh no, it's fine.” I'm like, “No, I really… it's such an honor to meet you,”’ Holly says.

Words: Peggy Truong

From Cosmo US

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