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Hollins senior’s celebrity date request gains worldwide audience
Associated Press | File 2011
In 2011, a Marine’s YouTube request to go on a date with Mila Kunis (above) got through to the actress, and she accepted.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Hollins University senior Kirsten Bledsoe recorded a video asking actress Mila Kunis to be her date to the school's Cotillion dance.
"I kind of did it on a whim," thinking the request would be funny, she said. After all, Kunis ("That '70s Show," "Black Swan") recently told interviewer Chris Stark she says "Yes" to anything, and when he tried to ask her out, she never actually said "No." Besides, Bledsoe's been a fan of the actress for many years, and they share a love of Blue Moon beer.
The 21-year-old film major from Arlington posted the video to YouTube on March 10, not expecting it to go viral.
So far, major Internet news sites The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast and Buzzfeed have all devoted entries to Bledsoe's proposal, as have many smaller sites. She's bemused that the coverage has focused on her lesbianism, but she said she doesn't mind. She wants to raise awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in the South and the issues they face.
She's not sure she'll actually hear from Kunis. "I think obviously her team of people would tell her about it, but I have no idea what the likelihood is she will respond."
In 2011, a U.S. Marine serving in Afghanistan asked the actress for a date via YouTube, and Kunis accepted.
Bledsoe's family has congratulated her on the video's popularity. Women who have commented have all been supportive, she said. "All of the mean comments I've noticed have been from men."
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