The Rock de­clines prom in­vite but wows teen any­way

South Florida Times - - PRAYERFUL LIVING -

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - An east­ern Min­nesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne ``The Rock'' John­son to prom got a huge sur­prise when he ac­tu­ally re­sponded.

Stillwater Area High School Se­nior Katie Kelzen­berg asked the ac­tor to “Rock'' it with her at the school's May 5 prom in a Twit­ter video posted last week, The Pioneer Press re­ported . The self-pro­claimed fan was dressed like The Rock in the video, sport­ing a black turtle­neck, jeans, a gold neck­lace and fanny pack. She also showed off her col­lec­tion of John­son-re­lated mer­chan­dise, in­clud­ing a pil­low, T-shirts and an ac­tion fig­ure.

John­son's recorded re­sponse was played over the school in­ter­com Fri­day. A Warner Bros. rep­re­sen­ta­tive con­tacted school of­fi­cials Thurs­day about the sur­prise mes­sage, said Carissa Keis­ter, a spokes­woman for the district.

John­son said he ad­mires Kelzen­berg's courage, but that he won't be able to at­tend prom be­cause he will be in Hawaii film­ing ``Jun­gle Cruise.''

In­stead, John­son rented out a nearby movie the­ater on Sat­ur­day for Kelzen­berg and more than 230 friends and fam­ily to watch his lat­est movie, “Ram­page.'' John­son even cov­ered the cost of snacks and drinks for the the­ater.

“I couldn't be­lieve it. I was so sur­prised,'' Kelzen­berg said. ``I just kept think­ing, `He saw me! He knows who I am!'''

Kelzen­berg said she be­came a fan of John­son's five years ago. Her fa­vorite movies of his in­clude “Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence'' and ``Ju­manji: Wel­come to the Jun­gle.''

“I like that he in­ter­acts with his fans so well,'' she said. “He takes time out of his day to con­nect with them.''

Kelzen­berg plans to go to prom with friends. Dwayne “The Rock” John­son


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