The 1979 hit "My Sharona" by The Knack is a song that reached number one on the\u00a0Billboard\u00a0Hot 100 singles chart. It also reached number one on\u00a0Billboard's\u00a01979 Top Pop Singles year-end chart. But, do you know who really inspired the '70s classic? A woman named Sharona Alperin. Now a top real-estate agent LA, she was first a rock-star-muse in the summer of 1979 when she met Doug Fieger, lead singer of The Knack. At the time, she was still a student at Fairfax High School. \u201cDoug was nine years older than me. I was 17. And he was instantly saying things like, \u2018I\u2019m in love with you. We\u2019re going to be together,\u2019\u201d Sharona says. \u201cI was fully in love with my serious boyfriend at the time and he was much closer to my own age.\u201d Meet Sharona Alperin, or "My Sharona" https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/ByMo2vIldlv\/?utm_sourceig_embed Of course, that didn't stop Fieger. He was able to woo her by getting one of her favorite performers, Eddie Money, to come up on stage and sing \u201cTwo Tickets to Paradise\u201d with the Knack. However, the one thing that truly knocked her off her feet was when he sang a song with her name in it. \u201cWhen they all sang \u2018My Sharona\u2019\u00a0I was stunned,\u201d she says. \u201cI actually remember asking myself, \u2018Did I just hear a song with my name in it? What just happened?\u2019 RELATED: The Knack Releases Their Own \u201cMy Sharona\u201d Coronavirus Parody Video \u201cAnd when the song came out on the radio,\u201d she remembers. \u201cI was still in a relationship with my boyfriend, if you can believe it.\u201d She can't resist any longer! Just a few months later, Sharona could no longer resist the lead singer and she broke up with her boyfriend. At the age of 19, she began touring with The Knack. \u201cI have a 19-year-old daughter in college now, and here I am wishing my daughter was in college across the street rather than at USC,\u201d she laughs. \u201cAnd at the same age I\u2019m off traveling with a rock band all over the world.\u201d When the band wasn't touring, Sharona would be house-hunting in the meantime. \u201cDoug would be in the studio and I would preview houses for him. He would tell the real estate agent with the listing, \u2018Do you mind if Sharona shows it to me, and the real estate agents would be like, \u2018Wow, you really know how to show a house.\u2019\u201d The two were together for four years but broke up after that. However, they remained good friends. Now a very successful real-estate agent and foodie At age 25, Sharona was able to secure a real estate license. Her area of expertise became homes above the Sunset Strip. She is now an extremely successful mover of multimillion-dollar estates at Sotheby\u2019s International. Aside from her real estate career, she calls herself a 'foodie' as she loves to dine out at restaurants. She also loves to enjoy her cocktails. It's clear that the rockstar lifestyle is behind her, but she sure has fond memories of it.