(DES MOINES) — He’s one of the most famous faces in sports right now, so what was Tim Tebow doing on the arm of a girl at a prom in Iowa? Just standing there, looking pretty flat, actually — but that’s because high schooler Rachel Bird took a cardboard standee of the quarterback with her to the event Saturday.
Bird’s original plan was to reach out to the sports star via Twitter, but when Tebow didn’t respond, Bird moved to Plan B.
The Des Moines Register reports her parents weren’t on board with her daughter dating a fake football player, but in the end, they were okay with it.
“We wanted her to have fun with her friends and have a nice memory — and it’s definitely something people will remember for years,” her mom Carol said of her daughter, who even posed for pics of her date. “She’s not usually outgoing like this. She really came out of her shell for this one.”
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Sara Stewart, CNN