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Prom sea­son is in full swing, and these four teens have some un­usual and amaz­ing tales!


You can’t go wrong when you go to prom with a friend — es­pe­cially if your friend hap­pens to be Paris Jack­son. The daugh­ter of late pop icon Michael re­cently stepped in for her pal’s big night. “Only true friends dye their hair to match their gal’s prom gown,” Paris, 18, cap­tioned a pic on In­sta­gram. And only the best don a suit and strike a stan­dard prom pose, as well!


Many peo­ple have prom hor­ror sto­ries, but we’ve never heard of some­one ac­ci­den­tally swal­low­ing her date’s bou­ton­niere pin. Un­til now. While try­ing to se­cure the flower on her date’s tux, Welles­ley, Mass., se­nior Kath­leen Gar­vey held the 1-anda-half-inch pin with her teeth … and un­know­ingly breathed it in. Not con­vinced she’d re­ally swal­lowed the pin, Kath­leen — feel­ing fine — con­tin­ued onto the dance, went to an af­ter­party, slept at a friend’s house and got break­fast the next morn­ing. It wasn’t un­til she got an X-ray that she dis­cov­ered where the pin had ended up: her right bronchial tube. Amaz­ingly, no dam­age had oc­curred and doc­tors were able to re­move it.


So­cial me­dia can work mir­a­cles. Millersville, Md., high schooler Stephen Bieber (no re­la­tion to Justin) was look­ing for a prom date and ended up scor­ing one with Wash­ing­ton Red­skins cheer­leader Christa Aiken. Af­ter Stephen reached out to Christa on her In­sta­gram page back in March, Christa told Stephen he’d need “at least 10,000” peo­ple to retweet his prom-posal in or­der for her to show. He reached the to­tal in just five days — and got to strut into prom with Christa on his arm. That’s what we’d call a V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!


Your wish is my com­mand! Back in Jan­uary 2015, Buf­falo, N.y.–based high school se­nior Jes­sica Casanova found the dress she wanted to wear to her prom. The only prob­lem? It was a Bad­g­ley Mis­chka cre­ation worn by ac­tress Gina Ro­driguez the night she won a Golden Globe for her role on Jane the Vir­gin. Tak­ing a chance, Jes­sica tweeted Gina to tell her how much she’d love for it to be her prom gown — and a year and a half later, the ac­tress, 31, made it hap­pen. “I can’t thank Gina enough for what she did,” Jes­sica tells In Touch. “She made my night so un­for­get­table!”

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