Teen hopes D.Wade will make her prom dream come true
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida student wants to go to the big dance with one of the Heat's big three. Tonight, her message got the attention of the NBA star.
The teen's YouTube video has gotten hundreds of views so far. She said she knows the playoffs are going on, but she would love it if somehow Dwyane Wade would be able to take her to her prom.
Nicole Muxo, her sister Melissa and good friend Alexis Cruz felt pretty good about their latest project. "I was talking to my friends about it, and I was like, 'Oh, why not just try to do this again and see if he'll say yes.'"
Muxo and her friends uploaded a video to YouTube asking out Wade to her May 17 senior prom.
With an idea and an iPad, there was just one requirement. "It had to be near a basketball court because it was Dwyane Wade, and it needed to be near a basketball court, according to Nicole," said Cruz.
The question did come up after Monday's practice. Wade said he gets lots of invites to school dances and missed this one.
Dwyane Wade: "Was it a nice one? Was it a nice video?"
Dwyane Wade: "Oh, OK. Well, I haven't even seen it, but I'm flattered."
A true fan of D. Wade, the senior at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School bought two books for him to autograph at two different events last fall during homecoming season.
She tried to ask him out then and said she knew a previous commitment like the playoffs meant her chances were slim to none this time. "The first time I wrote it on a bookmark," said Muxo. "I wrote, 'Will you come to homecoming with me?' and he got my Twitter name and everything, and he tweeted me later that night that he would be busy."
But the next day she wore a shirt that said, 'A father first, a homecoming date second?' "The playoffs are a big deal, so I mean, I'm not expecting him to say yes with the playoffs, but you know, maybe he has some time to come."
Muxo is hoping the third time is a charm.
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