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Karen jets off to meet pop diva Christina

DANCER Karen McIntyre enjoyed the trip of a lifetime when she jetted out to meet pop diva Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles.

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BEAUTIFUL... Karen poses in one of the Christina-style outfits she wears at the Velvet Lounge.

DANCER Karen McIntyre enjoyed the trip of a lifetime when she jetted out to meet pop diva Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles.

Curvaceous Karen, of Cliff Street, Rishton, rubbed shoulders with the chart-topping star as she filmed a new advert for mobile phones in downtown Hollywood.

Karen won a competition on MTV after she had to text the first verse of the song Beautiful.

The contest went to a three-way tie-break and Karen was gobsmacked when she won. She said: "I screamed out loud and nearly fainted."

The 19-year-old, who admits dressing up like the star during her routines as a dancer at the Velvet Lounge, Blackburn, where she also does PR, jetted out to LA with her fiance Brett Fielding, 21.

They were joined on the two-day break by an MTV film crew and presenter Tim Kash, and the segment is due to be aired on the satellite TV channel next week.

Apart from meeting her idol, Karen and Brett enjoyed soaking up the sun on the beach and a shopping trip to Beverley Hills with $500 in prize money.

Karen added: "Christina was fantastic. She spoke to me for a few minutes in between filming and signed my CDs."

"We stayed at the same hotel Madonna was in last week."

"It was amazing and I would love to go back sometime."