High School Students Get Glammed Up for Prom for Free: 'A Dream Come True'
Some deserving high school teenagers got the chance of a lifetime to spend a day being glammed up for prom, and it was all free of charge.
The team behind the TLC special, Say Yes to the Prom, organized the Los Angeles event. Many of the students said they would not have the opportunity to buy a designer gown, accessories, professional makeup or shoes for high school's biggest night, had it not been for this event.
Student Jennifer Gonzales told Inside Edition, "Shopping is really expensive for me and my family. We would never have expensive jewelry or an expensive dress. That wouldn't have happened.”
The high school senior got her makeup done, picked out a stunning gown and gushed about how much the day meant to her. "This whole project is a dream come true," she said. "Prom is really pricey!"
While some of the seniors were getting glammed up, one of the girls hugged the show's fashion director, Monte Durham, saying, "I love you! Thank you so much!" Durham consulted with the excited seniors and helped them choose designs and accessories.
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After being dolled up, the teens got to strut down the runway, showing off their new look.
In a similar program, TLC also made prom dreams come true for 55 seniors in Miami.
Say Yes to the Prom airs Friday, May 20, at 9:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. CT.