After being named the season 8 champ of the Fox reality show, So You Think You Can Dance, Georgia native Melanie Moore was lucky enough to meet the finale’s guest judge, Katie Holmes, backstage.
But according to Moore, as excited as she was to rub elbows with the Dawson’s Creek alum, it was Holmes’ 5-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise, who had her starstruck.
“I was more nervous talking to Suri than I was talking to Katie!” Melanie tells Us Weekly. “She’s so infamous! She’s perfect!”
By her account, it sounds as though Moore’s nerves may have made the situation a little awkward.
After shaking Suri’s hand, the dancer says that she exclaimed, “I wanna be your friend!” which “terrified” the pint-sized fashionista.
“Looks like I’m not gonna get a babysitting job on that one!” says Moore.
Hey, at least she’s got the whole dancing thing to fall back on.