The Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School student’s dream came true this past weekend when Dwyane Wade showed up to her senior prom after she reached out to the NBA star on Twitter. What are the odds of that happening? Especially when D. Wade is in the middle of the playoffs.
When I first heard about the story on the radio, I contacted Nicole because I thought it would be perfect, for our “I Met A Celebrity” feature. She was so sweet and still very much in shock as she described how it all happened. She said:
Well it all started back in September of last year when I met him at his book signing and I asked him if he could come to my Senior Homecoming. He replied via Twitter that he would not be able to make it so I got the idea of making a video to ask him to come to my prom. I made the video and my sister sent it to a local news station who quickly got in contact with me for an interview. From there, everyone found out about it. I didn’t expect for Wade to show up because of the playoffs that are going on right now but he did! I was extremely shocked when he walked in! It was a surprise for not only me, but all of my classmates. After he walked in we danced for a while and then stepped outside for some pictures and interviews with local news stations. Him and Gabrielle Union both later put up pictures on Instagram of the event. It is all still so surreal to me, I can’t believe it happened!
When asked how her prom date felt about Dwyane showing up, she responded:
I actually ended up taking a close friend of mine and he was completely okay with Dwyane Wade coming. That’s his favorite basketball player so he was extremely excited to meet him.I had been at prom for about an hour before Dwyane got there. When he arrived, he called my teacher’s phone and I spoke to him. He pretended to not be there and told me that he was sorry he couldn’t make it and that he hopes I have a good time. Two seconds later, he’s walking in with a bouquet of roses in his hand!
When D. Wade was interviewed by the local news, he explained his last minute decision to make Nicole’s dream come true:
She continued to keep going for it – no matter how many times I said I am going to be busy. [She tweeted me saying,] ‘This is the address, this is where I’m going to be just in the case.’ When I got that, I said, ‘I won’t be doing nothing tomorrow night and I can go and make this a memorable moment for her.’
He also posted on Instagram:
I had a blast at Prom w @nicole_muxo… Never be 2 scared to ask.. They might just say yes…#dreamsdocometrue