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Prom Queen

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Since I was a kid and started watching romantic movies about American teenagers, I have always been amazed by their prom outfits. It’s not that,  I wanted to wear them, but I liked how the young gentlemen borrowed cars from their dads, then drove to pick up the girls. Parents open the doors, there is always this awkward moment and then the young ladies appear on the stairs of the house. Proud parents smile.

Today I gathered some pics from Pinterest, authentic ones covering this uber lovely and cute subject. In case you didn’t know a prom (short for promenade) is a gathering of high school students and this event is held near the end of last year of high school. At a prom, a Prom King and Prom Queen may be revealed. These are honorary titles awarded to students elected in a school-wide vote prior to the prom, and seniors are usually awarded these titles.

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This is obviously an American tradition, but in Latvia we have a graduation ball for junior and high school students, which is similar event, except that you receive a diploma and the gathering is more often together with parents.

Here I selected movies, including some of my favorite prom scenes:

VALLEY GIRL

GREASE

FOOTLOSE

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES