A “normal” person asking a celebrity to the prom, or dance, or ice-cream social took off in 2011, when Sgt. Scott Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan (I take it back, there’s nothing “normal” about him or his job), reached out to Mila Kunis to see if she’d attend the Marine Corps Ball with him. Kunis said yes, with a little help from Justin Timberlake.
Five years later, here’s some guy who painted himself Mystique blue (even though he looks like a Na’vi) to ask Jennifer Lawrence to the formal.
To be fair to University of Florida student Patrick Mims, nothing about his proposal is half-assed. He changed the lyrics to “The Hanging Tree” to be about the formal (a regular Weird Al, he is not), wore a trash bag like Bradley Cooper does in Silver Linings Playbook, and at one point, he holds up a plate of breakfast foods. That probably took an exhausting five minutes to make.
Will Lawrence accept? Well, considering she didn’t respond to the Navy SEAL who offered to take her out on a date after she told Vogue, “Guys are so mean to me I feel like I need to meet a guy, with all due respect, who has been living in Baghdad for five years who has no idea who I am,” I’m guessing no.
Can you blame her? Mims’ blue paint would get all over her fancy dress when they’re slow-dancing to “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche).”
No one wants that.