The gold medalist had the opportunity earlier this month at the Met Gala, and says she regrets not taking it now. Lee appeared on Thursday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where she explained her dilemma.
“I met Rihanna,” she told DeGeneres. “I met Hailey Bieber – oh, my God, I love her. “
She continued, “I talked to her, and I was shaking, and I thought, ‘Hi, I’m Suni. And then I was just telling him how I was dancing to Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ for my first ‘Dancing With the Stars’ dance. And she says to me ‘You should tell her.’ And I’m like ‘OK.’ “
She had performed the jive of the song with Sasha Farber.
“Then when I had the chance to see him, I was too scared. I was like, ‘I’m not doing it,’ “she told DeGeneres, who asked,” You haven’t come up to him to say hello? He’s so sweet. He’s so sweet.
Lee says she was too nervous after liking the singer as a child, explaining that she had posters and covers of her face in her bedroom.
“Me and my sister, when we were younger we had posters of him and covers of him, and the posters have kiss marks with red lipstick,” she said.
DeGeneres gave her tickets to an upcoming Bieber show and added that she hopes the two will meet in the future. “I hope so too,” Lee said.