How to Get a Celebrity Prom Date

What would be cooler than showing up at your prom with a famous celebrity? It's a long shot, but here's your best chance to make it a reality.


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Make sure you have the perfect prom by checking out the advice in these Howcast videos, including how to get a date for the prom (even a last-minute one); how to pick a prom dress; how to go to the prom alone; how to stand out at the prom (in a good way!); how to throw a post-prom party; and much more.

You Will Need

  • A celebrity to ask
  • Letter-writing skills
  • A little bit of luck
  • A sob story


  1. Step 1

    Pick a celebrity

    Pick a celebrity who might actually say yes. In other words, think 'up and coming,' not 'international superstar.'

  2. Step 2

    Have a hook

    Have a hook that makes you sympathetic. A celebrity isn’t going to be your date because they don’t have plans – they’re going to accept because they want the publicity, or because they feel sorry for you.

  3. Don’t lie! If a celeb is going to go to the trouble of coming, they’ll probably check out your story.

  4. Step 3

    Write a letter

    Send a letter to the star’s publicist a few months in advance. Call the Screen Actors Guild in New York or L.A. for the star’s agent, then ask the agent how to contact the star’s publicist. Also try searching online for the star’s name along with 'said his [or her] publicist.' If you want to contact a music star, write to him or her in care of his record label.

  5. If the agent’s assistant wants to know why you need the publicist’s name, be vague--just say you want to send him a request involving your school.

  6. Step 4

    Be polite

    Keep your request polite, wholesome, and heartfelt. Tuck in some heartwarming pictures of you and your family.

  7. Step 5

    Alert your school

    Ask your school principal, counselor, or a favorite teacher if you can include their name and number in the letter so the star’s reps can check you out.

  8. Step 6

    Find a contest

    Hedge your bets by entering contests that provide celebrity dates. Go online to see what may be going on this year. And when prom rolls around, have a great time!

  9. In 2007, pop star Rihanna surprised a Tampa, Florida, high school student by taking him to his prom!