Shaun White Surprises Superfan at High School Prom After Video Invite

By Suzan Clarke

May 5, 2014 7:15am

A Pennsylvania teen had her dreams fulfilled in a big way when Olympic snowboarder Shaun White surprised her by showing up at her prom following a video invitation she sent out to her dream date.

Carly Monzo, a senior at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown, Pa., created the video last month. Enlisting the help of her fellow students and teachers, and with the creative use of an original poem and music from White’s band, Bad Things, the superfan asked her idol to go to the dance with her.

She filmed the entire thing on a GoPro camera (a sponsor of the snowboarder), uploaded the video to Vimeo and asked her friends to tweet at White. She got no response from the Olympic gold medalist.

Monzo was at her prom on Friday night at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill when an announcer called her name.

“I thought, ‘What could I have possibly done for them to address the entire prom,’” Monzo said in an interview with The Times Herald newspaper.

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A curtain dropped, revealing White, 27, and his Bad Things bandmates. They began to jam.

ABC News was unable to reach Monzo on Sunday night, but the day after the prom she tweeted photo of her shocked face from the event:

“Probably the happiest moment of my life. It’s still so surreal @shaun_white love you pic.twitter.com/L7QhThp1DM

“Still in shock. Cloud 9 was like decades ago….I’m on cloud 47 right now.”

The band played three songs and then White enjoyed the rest of the festivities with Monzo, the Times Herald reported.

Both Monzo and White’s social media accounts were filled with photos and videos documenting the fun they had at the event.

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On Facebook, White’s fans were full of praise for his prom crash.

“A dream come true! Way cool Shaun,you are the king,” wrote Cyndi Carroll.

Added Stephanie Gentry: “Lucky girl…I’m jealous.”

Others chimed in with their own suggestions for events that White could crash.

“Sooo Shaun crashes prom!!! I broke my d*mn leg and I’m bed ridden,” wrote Heather Smith. “Come take care of me Shaun!!! I don’t even have someone to go pick up my groceries for me #shaunsaysyes hahaha. If only.”

The Huffington Post reported that Monzo’s date for the evening backed out when White — who reportedly flew in from Austria — arrived.

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