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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Neon Jungle get starstruck

NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT - JUNE 14:  (L-R) Asami Zdrenka, Jess Plummer, Amira McCarthy and Shereen Cutkelvin from 'Neon Jungle' band pose backstage at The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 14, 2014 in Newport, Isle of Wight.  (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Neon Jungle

Neon Jungle were starstruck when they saw Miley Cyrus at a showbiz event.

The British girl band consists of members Jess Plummer, Shereen Cutkelvin, Amira McCarthy and Asami Zdrenka. As well as having two top ten singles in the UK, the group have supported Jessie J on tour and performed at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2013. It has given the girls the opportunity to meet famous faces, but they have often been left cringing at their reaction.

"When we were supporting Jessie J, me and Amira waited in the corridor so she wouldn't be able to escape us," Jess, 21, recalled to British Star magazine. "But when she came up to us I did the world's most awkward handshake and I could barely talk!"

The Braveheart singers don't just get to meet fellow musicians though. The girls enjoyed seeing Cara Delevingne recently but Amira, 18, is worried the model will have the wrong impression of her.

"Cara Delevingne is really lovely too," Jess said before Amira added, "I accidentally FaceTimed Cara two days ago and it was the most awkward thing ever. Luckily she didn't answer, but she probably thinks I'm a stalker."

One of the highlights for the band was when they were at the next table to American pop star Miley Cyrus. The Wrecking Ball singer was being her typical over the top self and the girls loved it.

"When Miley Cyrus was at the table next to me dancing, I was like 'Oh.My.God!'" Amira continued. "She was in her knickers dancing on a table, taking selfies!"

With their newfound fame, the Welcome to the Jungle singers are finding themselves on the receiving end of male attention.

"I met Harry Styles and then he followed me on Twitter!" Asami, 18, revealed. "In my head I totally got chatted up by Harry!"

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