Found December 20, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Before the London Olympics, US gold medalist Gabby Douglas had to overcome obstacles like being bullied by gymnasts she trained with. Now, Douglas is the first African-American gymnast in American history to win gold in the women’s all-around and the first American gymast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competition at the same Olympic Games. She also has random high schoolers asking her to their senior prom.
A young man by the name of Leon Purvis had recently been tweeting at Douglas in an attempt to convince her to be his date to the senior prom next May. When the tweets were ignored, he decided to step his game up and record the YouTube video you see above.
Purvis is hoping to get the answer this Joe Haden fan got rather than the snubbing this Tim Tebow fan or this Ricky Rubio fan received. I’m certainly rooting for him, but I’m kind of wondering how Purvis’ date from last year feels about this video. It’s one thing to be the friend who ends up as the reboun...
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New Jersey teenager Leon Purvis is hoping to strike gold with his prom date next year. Leon, who gained mild internet fame last year with his YouTube video asking Justin Beiber to his junior prom, is at it again. This time, the target is gold medalist Gabby Douglas.In a Youtube video posted last week, Purvis asks Douglas to prom, stating "It will be an honor if you went...
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