It took 10,000 retweets but a Houston-area teenager got his dream date for the high school prom: A Houston Texans cheerleader.
Seventeen-year-old Michael Ramirez, a Crosby High School senior, asked cheerleader Caitlyn on Twitter if she would be his prom date if he could get 10,000 retweets. She responded, "Of course I will," and within 24 hours, it was a done deal.
The Houston Chronicle reports:
The experiment began Thursday afternoon, when Ramirez was unexpectedly followed on Twitter by a Texans cheerleader, Lesha. By the time he arrived in English class, Caitlyn had done the same. Having recently stopped seeing his girlfriend and needing a date to Crosby’s prom, Ramirez – whose Twitter profile self-labels him as a “future comedian” – issued a joke to a friend. The idea was one that thousands of teenage boys annually dream about, but few ever act upon.
“You know what? I’m going to ask (Caitlyn) to prom,” Ramirez told his friend. “She’s cute. We’ll just see what happens.”
Ramirez's proposal — "10,000 Retweets and I'll be taking a texans cheerleader to prom" — hit 10,000 on Friday. Caitlyn says she is looking forward to the prom; the team does not release full names of its cheerleaders.
Ramirez told the Houston Chronicle his mother tweeted to the 19-year-old cheerleader that her baby was "so excited."
He joked: "I was just, like, 'Mom, can you just stop?'"
The "promposal" season is in full swing with more and more teens seeking dates with celebrities. Last week, US Olympic skater Gracie Gold said yes to a promosal from Dyer Pettijohn, a Malibu High School student.
Already, the following celebrities have said yes to fan requests for prom dates: Rhianna, Brooke Shields, Brandi (fun fact: the fan was Kobe Bryant, now star of the Los Angeles Lakers, who at that time was in high school), Demi Lovato, and Justin Bieber, according to Yahoo.
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