A Georgia woman who showed up to prom in a casket has told InsideEdition.com that she pulled the stunt to educate, not to shock.
"I didn’t do it for fun, for a joke," 19-year-old Alexandrea Clark said this week. "I did it because this is my career."
Back in April, the soon-to-be high school graduate made national headlines when she arrived to senior prom at Americus Sumter High School in a hearse.
Alexandrea was then carried into prom while inside a casket.
Some were shocked. But Alexandrea wasn't aiming to appall.
"I did it because I want to be a funeral director," she said.
She's so serious, in fact, that Alexandrea has been volunteering at her local funeral home for years now and is planning to attend Ogeechee Technical College in the fall.
Funeral homes have even offered her financial assistance and internships.
But as she's made clear before, Alexandrea is going into the mortuary field for herself, not the money.
"I love what I do," she said.
She said she also did it to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, and to warn her classmates about what could happen should they drink and drive on prom night.
"I love my classmate[s] and I want them to enjoy life to the fullest," she said.