Iza Calzado is living every woman’s dream right now, and that is randomly bumping into David Beckham—while grocery shopping.
On her Instagram, Iza tells the story of how she sparked up a conversation with David at Erewhon in Los Angeles. She even thanked the football star for helping out the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Posted this story on my private Facebook account earlier and thought It would be nice to share it with you guys.. I just met and had a lovely chat with David Beckham at Erewhon!!!!! I saw a good looking guy by the food section and thought “looks like Beckham” so I smiled at him and he smiled back. Saw him again, exchanged smiles but I wasn’t sure but the tattoos should have been a dead give away. I then proceed to line up to pay. He then puts his basket after me. I said “Sorry but I have to ask, are you David Beckham” and he said “yes, I am.” And I was like “oh gosh, I just had to make sure.” Then I added “I’m from the Philippines so I’m not really from around here so I had to double check. I’m Iza.” Then we shook hands. He told me he was in the PH 9 months ago and I asked if it was for a football thing and he said Unicef sent him there. So I said “oh for Haiyan.. Thank you for doing that.” Then I was called up to the cashier and he said “It was lovely to meet you.” He was the nicest and even said bye to me as I was leaving and said “It was very nice to meet you.” OMG I’m dying!!!!!! 😭 Thank you, David Beckham, for being a lovely human being! I know your are know for your good looks and football skill but for me, your greatest strength is your kindness. I am now a FAN!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ P.S. To those asking about taking a selfie.. No, I didn’t ask for a photo. I would rather he remember our conversation and that I made him feel more like a human being rather than a piece of public property. Pero Juskoooo, grabe pagpigil ko at Sabay tili pagsakay sa uber!!! 😝
“He was the nicest and even said bye to me as I was leaving and said, ‘It was very nice to meet you,'” she writes.
But the important question: Did she get a selfie with him? Iza explains that she didn’t because she “would rather he remember our conversation and that I made him feel more like a human rather than a piece of public property.”
Well, good point. Nevertheless, it seems that Iza was really happy and starstruck from the encounter. We can tell by the amount of exclamation points she’s put on her post.
Photo courtesy of Iza Calzado’s Instagram