London: A pregnant Hilary Duff was in shock to see she was greeted by thousands of fans at the Rio de Janeiro International Book Fair 2011 recently.
The 23-year-old singer-actress felt emotional at the reaction she received at the Brazilian book fair and was nearly reduced to tears by supporters eager to get a glimpse of her, reported Daily Mail online.
"Oh my goodness! Wow I am in shock! Thank you so much for all of this love! Rio fans are amazing, makes me want to cry," Duff wrote on Twitter.
"Heading to the book fair biennial. Press for a few hours then going to sign books and meet some fans! It`s all very exciting folks (sic)," the `Lizzy McGuire` star tweeted.
Duff and her ice-hockey player husband Mike Comrie announced on their first anniversary last month they were expecting a baby.