Leon Purvis watches classmate Carla Mancini sign a banner to support him in his quest to get Justin Bieber to appear at their prom. PHOTO: photo by Lori M. Nichols. Source: nj.com
Leon Purvis’ attitude about his unconventional prom proposal is “Never Say Never.”
Back in June, Leon decided to ask Justin Bieber to accompany him to his Glassboro High School junior prom as a “bro.” In his YouTube video (watch here), Leon says he’s one of Bieber’s biggest fans and thinks the Biebs deserves the chance to attend a normal prom.
Leon said: “The idea came to me when I was at pre-prom last year to see my sister off, and I was talking to a kid that was going. At the time I was thinking about what girl I wanted to ask, and he said, ‘Who are you going to ask? Justin Bieber?’ I thought it was a good idea because I admire him and all he’s accomplished for being so young. I’ve been a fan ever since his YouTube days.”
To accomplish this goal, Leon and a committee of his peers are wearing shirts, posting flyers and signing banners to promote Trending Day. If enough people tweet or re-tweet #GuyAsksJustinBieberToPromOnYouTube on the Trending Day — Dec. 27 beginning at 12:10 a.m. — the tweet could become a trending topic and garner more media attention.