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Rabe does Kate Upton & Jake Davidson one better, asks 17-year old girl to prom, gets definite "maybe"

Kate Upton would probably need to wear more to the prom.
Kate Upton would probably need to wear more to the prom.
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UPDATE 3/26/2013: According to the LA Times, supermodel Kate Upton has turned down Jake Davidson's invitation to the prom. We now return you to your regular programming.

By now you've heard how LA high schooler Jake Davidson got an "I'll check my schedule" from Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton when he asked her to his high school prom in a YouTube video.  (Watch the video below; it's pretty cute.)

Since it's now okay for high school kids to ask out celebrities, it must be okay for celebrities, even D-list celebrities like me, to ask out high-schoolers, right? It didn't faze Dana Hills High School junior Gracie Roman, 17-year old daughter of  KPCC editor Nick Roman.

                                                                    (Gracie Roman. Photo courtesy Nick Roman.)

I got a definite maybe. And I learned a few things.

  1. We have to get to know each other first, and she's not against a double-date with Kate and Jake.
  2. As the boy, I have to pay for everything, from flowers to dinner to limo to 2 $ 75 prom tickets.
  3.  I can wear my own tux, but have to get a tie that matches her dress.
  4. She has to be home by midnight. "Whatever my dad says goes."

Gracie's also a bit dubious about Kate's sincerity. But she might be willing to throw me over for a more appropriate date. Jake, are you listening?

By the way, I'm not an entirely unknown quantity among the Tiger Beat set. Here's my YouTube music video.