A year ago he might have passed through airport lounges unnoticed. Those days are long gone, though, for Twilight star Robert Pattinson. Even with his hood up the 23-year-old hunk was quickly surrounded at LA's international airport this week by snappers who jostled to get a photo of the British heart-throb.
It's a clear indicator of the global icon Rob has become since the first film in the vampire romance series hit screens last autumn. He's now mobbed by fans wherever he goes, something which he says he's still not used to.
"It is still strange - I just don't get the immediate-recognition thing," says the 23-year.old hunk recently. "I was at Frankfurt airport yesterday and people just immediately know who you are. It's never, 'Are you ...?' It's just like, 'Can I have a photo?'."
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