Missy Franklin holds onto a giant tennis ball during 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon (August 24) in Queens, New York City.
The 18-year-old athlete is headed off to college soon!
“I’ve heard so many incredible things about college and I’ve given up so much for this experience,” Missy shared with People. “I’m so looking forward to it.”
She added about moving to California to attend University of California, Berkeley: “I’m just going to go there as Missy the freshman, you know? Like every other freshman going there … to have the time of my life.”
Missy Franklin joins Prince Harry and US Paralympian Lieutenant Brad Snyder during the Opening Ceremony of the Warrior Games on Saturday afternoon (May 11) in Colorado Springs, Co.
Just the night before, the 18-year-old Olympian and the Prince attended a reception at the Sanctuary Golf Course.
“And the perfect way to end my 18th birthday!? Meeting Prince Harry! It was a honor meeting him and I had a blast as always,” Missy wrote on Instagram.
She added with a note to her fans, “Thank you SO SO MUCH for all my birthday wishes! God had blessed me with every one of you and this has by far been the best birthday ever! I’ve felt so much love and it means the world to me! God is good! Thank you for making my 18th so special!”
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Jackie Evancho and Missy Franklin walk the blue carpet for Cirque du Soleil’s ‘One Night for ONE DROP’ held at Hyde Bellagio on Friday night (March 22) in Las Vegas.
The gala united all seven Cirque du Soleil shows on the Las Vegas strip to raise awareness of World Water Day. The production featured 237 Cirque du Soleil artists and guest performers and was filmed by 12 cameras to create a very exciting 90-minute special.
ONE DROP, a nonprofit organization, works to secure water access by implementing integrated and unique water projects around the world and to reverse the growing water crisis by raising awareness for water-related issues. Since its inception in 2007, ONE DROP has worked to provide access to clean, safe water for more than 300,000 people.
“Many thanks to everyone who sent prayers my way. They made all the difference in how my evening went,” Jackie tweeted after her performance. She was sick with the flu that night!
In tonight’s all-new episode “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” Spencer (Troian Bellisario) hasn’t been herself lately, but has she had enough to just disappear? Could “A” have done something to her?
These are all questions that Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Mitchell) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) are asking themselves when Spencer goes missing. But when it turns out even her family doesn’t know where Spencer has gone to, the girls frantically search for answers hoping their worst fears aren’t true. But where Spencer does turn up at, maybe she doesn’t want to be found.
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family. 25+ pics inside…