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True Carly Rae Jepsen fans know that Justin Bieber played a big role in helping launch her to fame. He and Selena were jamming to Carly before “Call Me Maybe” ever hit the radio and she’s managed by the same people as Justin. Needless to say, she owes Justin a big thank you, and she’s happy to dole those out any time JB’s name comes up. She gushed about him again in her recent Seventeen interview.

“Justin Bieber leads by example,” she explained to the mag. “I love that he works hard and has fun. I was in Paris promoting my new album, Kiss, for three days with no time off. So I went out at four in the morning to go explore the entire city. I try to make moments happen that feel very special and memorable because that’s exactly how Justin does it.”

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