Glassboro teens asks gymnast Gabrielle Douglas to the prom
December 24, 2012By Shannon McDonald
Leon Purvis is no fool. He knows girls need time to pick out their dresses and think about their hairstyles.
Which is why he's already asked Gabrielle Douglas to the prom. She may need even more time to prepare, given the fact that she's a gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast who doesn't live in Purvis' native Glassboro.
The South Jersey teen has his sights set on Douglas as a date, and since she famously told Barbara Walters it'd "be nice" to get asked to the prom, Purvis is going for it. He posted the invitation to YouTube. He did the same when he asked singer Justin Bieber to the prom last year, and eventually got to meet the pop star.