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Birthday girl flies in from Puerto Rico to meet Justin Bieber

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Updated: 8/08/2013 6:15 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Justin Bieber has international appeal.

Reina, 15, flew in from Puerto Rico to watch the pop star perform at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

The concert is her birthday present, and she's here with her friends Michelle, from Venezuela, and Alex.  She'll not only see the concert, but she'll get to meet the star before he takes the stage.

The three friends love Justin Bieber.

Just ask Reina's father.  The ringtone on his phone is a Justin Bieber song.

"It's Justin Bieber 24 hours a day," said Danny Ouvina.  "She sleeps, eats and dreams Justin Bieber."

Michele's mother, Nurya, says the Bieber fever has been around for awhile.

"Oh my God, since like 9-years-old.  She is 14 years old now.  She lives, eats, studies Justin Bieber," said Nurya.

The young fans are obsessed with Justin, according to their parents.  The kids have been literally running around the arena all morning to chase charter buses.

"At least it's good exercise," said Ouvina.

The family will attend another Bieber concert in Puerto Rico in October.  They bought tickets for the Jacksonville concert before the concert in Puerto Rico was announced.

They're not alone.  Several groups of teenage girls are congregating around the arena.

The concert starts at 7 p.m.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a tweet that A. Philip Randolph, in front of the arena, is blocked off until the end of the concert.

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Gunny48 - 8/7/2013 7:51 PM
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Enjoy your visit & safe journey home. Puerto Rico is a beautiful place.

Lulu2013 - 8/7/2013 5:23 PM
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Why? He is no role model.
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