WATCH: USWNT Star Megan Rapinoe Convinces Reluctant Bouncer to Let Her Friends Into Rihanna’s Met Gala After Party

Published 09/16/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni


The Met Gala 2021 was sparkling with the biggest stars walking the red carpet. The likes of Simone Biles, Allyson Felix, Megan Rapinoe, and Serena Williams graced the occasion with their stunning looks.

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Apart from the stars and their innovative attires, the most iconic fashion evening is also known for its after-party. Popstar Rhianna threw a huge Met Gala after-party. USWNT forward Megan Rapinoe could not have missed the party, however, she had an unusual encounter with the bouncers at the party.

Megan Rapinoe asks the bouncer, “Don’t you know who I am?”

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Rapinoe had clinched the bronze medal for team USWNT at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. She has been on the field for quite a while now as one of the most crucial USWNT players. Rapinoe was also part of the London Olympics 2008 gold medal-winning USWNT team. Megan Rapinoe walked the red carpet of Met Gala 2021 in a dazzling red suit.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Soccer player Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The Soccer team captain is a well-known figure around the world. After the event was over, the stars went to the celebrity after-party hosted by Rihanna. Since it was a celebrity party, a huge number of people showed up at the venue. Megan was all set to attend the party with her friends, but they had to face an obstacle in the form of the bouncer.

Ozark star Julia Garner got stuck in the crowd and was having trouble entering. However, she stormed her way into the crowd as shown in the video. While the guard allowed Garner to enter, he stopped Megan’s other friends from entering. The soccer star then stepped into the situation and persuaded the bouncer to let her friends inside.

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Top Athletes attended the Met Gala 2021

Apart from the Hollywood stars, the world’s top athletes also attended the fashion evening. F1 legend Lewis Hamilton. NBA star Stephen Curry, tennis legend Serena Williams, gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles and athletic legend Allyson Felix walked across the red carpet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Recent US Open 2021 finalists, Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, also made their debut at the iconic event. American sprinting star Sha’Carri Richardson also surprised her fans as she entered with F1 legendary driver Lewis Hamilton. Tennis stars Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams were also in attendance.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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