Teen takes cardboard cutout of Michael B. Jordan to prom

An idea!


Christine Friar

Internet Culture

Published Apr 18, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 6:12 pm CDT

Prom season is upon us, and one teen figured out how to summon a celebrity date in a pinch: Bring a cardboard cutout.

A girl named Dee found herself dateless to her junior prom last weekend after “procrastinating and waiting til the last minute,” so she got a little crafty. Armed with a printer, some cardboard, and a lot of patience, the high schooler was able to build her own life-sized cutout of Black Panther‘s Michael B. Jordan to accompany her to the dance. She chose a photo with a red carpet-ready pose, and honestly the pair’s outfits match well.

It looks like Dee had a friend assist her in carrying her cardboard Jordan across the parking lot, which is the true definition of friendship. And while the entire crafting process might have taken three hours, these pics are definitely worth it:

News outlets have started to pick the story up, and now Dee says her ultimate goal is to “MEET [her] man.” She even tagged the Ellen show and Jordan himself in her tweet.

Shoot your shot, Dee.

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*First Published: Apr 18, 2018, 2:07 pm CDT