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This Teen Asked Justin Trudeau To Be Her Prom Date

"I am only 17 and I think he’s a little too old for me."

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This is Kashlee Taylor-Proulx, a 17-year-old in Kamloops, B.C., who has a very particular person in mind to be her prom date: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

"It started out as a joke between my best friend and I," she told BuzzFeed Canada. "I truly did not expect it to get this big."

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They got the idea while discussing their impending graduation. Taylor-Proulx's boyfriend had recently broken up with her and she didn't know who to take to prom.

"I made a joke to my friend saying that I should just invite the prime minister instead," she said. "My friend thought it would be hilarious and she said I should upload a photo of myself holding up a sign asking him to prom."

An hour later she checked back in to find the photo had blown up. "I was really shocked, I thought only my friends would see it and think it was stupid, but people all across the country were sharing the photo."

Courtesy of Kashlee Taylor-Proulx

"Now people keep asking if I am the Trudeau girl and my friend’s parents keep discussing politics with me," she said.

Though she doubts Trudeau will have time to be her prom date, she said having the PM appear at her small arts school would make a big impression on her peers.

"Not only would he be gaining future voters but enlightening my peers on what being a prime minister is all about," she said.

"I am hoping to at least get an email or a phone call from him but I understand if he doesn’t. He is the prime minister, after all."

Although there has certainly been a lot of Trudeau thirst lately, Taylor-Proulx said the PM just happened to be the first person that popped into her head.

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"Everyone is thinking it’s because I have a crush on him; but I am only 17 and I think he’s a little too old for me," she said. Trudeau's wife Sophie Grégoire is welcome to come, too, she added.

The prom isn't until June 18th, so Trudeau has some time to consider the offer.

"If it doesn’t work out though, I have been getting tons of messages from guys saying they would be my prom date instead."

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Contact Lauren Strapagiel at lauren.strapagiel@buzzfeed.com.

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