Teen Makes Prom Dress Out of
A Texas teen has found a unique and cheap way to look
great at the 2004 prom. Anna Childress, 16, started
collecting gum wrappers last year to make her prom dress.
She originally wanted to make the world's longest gum
wrapper chain but it would have to be more than 21 miles
long so she opted for the dress instead. It took 2,300
wrappers to complete the dress and the matching earrings
Famous Prom Queens
Some celebrities started their path to fame by being
crowned prom queen. Actress, Meg Ryan was crowned queen
in 1979. Alice Walker, well known author; Kay Bailey
Hutchison, Republican Senator from Texas; Dominique
Dawes, Olympic gold medallist gymnast; Rosie O'Donnell,
actress and comedienne; Lynne Cheney, former Chair of
the National Endowment for the Humanities and wife of
Vice-President Dick Cheney; and Crystal Hyatt, one of
the most well know women in the wrestling business:
have all worn prom queen crowns.
Dud to Stud
Toby Hocking spent most of his high school career as
a straight-A clarinet playing, social outcast. All of
that changed when Playboy's Miss December read Toby's
college entrance essay which talked about his lack of
social life. Thirty-five year old Petra Verkiak offered
to go with Toby to his girl ask guy winter formal. Toby
has initial misgivings, but decided to go with the Playmate
and enjoyed a fairy tale evening.
Do You Have a Real Life Prom Story?
Do you have a real life prom story you would like to
share? Submit your story and/or pictures and see your
story on Kansas City Proms website.
Submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kansas City Proms, 7300 W 110th Street, 7th Floor,
Overland Park KS 66210; along with your name, and telephone
number. We cannot return manuscripts.