Justin Bieber never got to go to a high school prom in the traditional sense, though he’s had TONS of invitations from fans. Unfortunately, he’s never accepted the offers (living the pop star life and all) but on Saturday, a high schooler from New Jersey named Leon Purvis brought a cardboard cutout of JB to his sophomore prom.
Last year, the male Belieber created a YouTube video addressed to the star: ”Since it’s a very big deal, I’m going to ask this: Justin Bieber would you like to come to my prom with me, not as my date but as a friend, as a brother?”
Though the video received more than 147,000 page views, he never heard back. Not to worry, Purvis opted for a $42 cutout of the pop sensation for the prom, which was this weekend. He even graced Cardboard Bieber with some of his dance moves.
Luckily for Purvis, he got two free tickets to Bieber’s Believe Tour from Scooter Braun.
Justin Bieber is a pretty busy guy these days, what with his girlfriend Selena Gomez, his whole singing career and ruling over the evolving species called Bieberites. I’m sure he’d love be your Boyfriend and take to you prom, but the sad truth is, he just doesn’t have time.
After sending multiple requests to JB’s record label for him to go to prom, Colorado teen Kristen Schubert decided to get crafty. She created a cutout version of the popstar to
take carry to prom with her and apparently he was a mega attention hog. All the girls wanted to dance and take pictures with him.
Of course, Schubert wasn’t the only one to ask JB to prom but surprisingly, she also wasn’t she only one to take a celebrity cutout with her. An Iowa teen named Rachel Bird went with a replica of NFL star Tim Tebow.
While I love that these girls are creative, I wonder if expectations are way too high these days. If there really are no eligible human suitors to take to prom and for some reason you don’t want to go alone that’s one thing, but do guys really have to be as talented as JB and dashing as Tim Tebow to be worthy?