American-Style Proms Are Most Definitely A Thing In The UK Now
A new Channel 5 documentary follows one group of British school leavers through their prom experience, and reports that as much as £30 million is spent on proms here every year.
These girls – Ella, Tylah, Ellie, and Jordan – paid £600 to arrive at their school prom in a horse-drawn carriage.
The carriage is similar to that used by Katie Price, aka Jordan, in her wedding to Peter Andre.
Some students arrived at their prom in a stretch limo.
Some were perhaps more understated than others.
Others found ways to make ordinary tractor trailers look glamorous.
Some people preferred to turn up in a yellow New York City taxi.
The show centres on Shannon Collingham (fourth from the right), seen here with her friend Chloe and some accompanying boys.
Elsie Turner and her date, Jarod Clipson, also feature in the programme.
As you would expect, there are a LOT of selfies.
The programme makers say that £30 million is spent every year on proms in the UK, as companies increasingly tailor clothes and venues towards the prom market.
Watch Prom Queen Divas UK on Channel 5 this Thursday, which incidentally is when 16-year-olds get their GCSE results.
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