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Pennsylvania Teen Takes Danny DeVito Cardboard Cutout to Prom as Her Date

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A Pennsylvania teen who had trouble finding a date to prom opted to take a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito as her escort.

Allison Closs showed up to Carlisle High School with her two-dimensional beau at Friday's school dance for seniors, along with a scooter for it to move around on.

"It seems like all the good guys were taken and all the ones that weren't taken I wasn't really interested in until one day I had this idea," Closs said. "What if I just brought a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to prom?"

And that's exactly what she did.

The teen took to Amazon, where she bought both her date and his set of wheels. 

"Oh, let me tell you. That was a well spent $100," she quipped. "What am I even doing?"

While Closs may jokingly wonder at her motivations, the prom stunt resulted in a lot of attention.

"You see stories like this all the time on the news. So I emailed ABC News about both this and I actually got a response," she said.

But the attention didn't end there. After the prom, Closs said reporters swarmed her school for a glimpse of her and the likeness of the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Batman Returns" star.

"Oh my God. I felt like a celebrity," she said. "There were some journalists from local news sources and prior to noticing me and Danny rolling up they're taking pictures of miscellaneous couples."

Closs continued: "It was like having a paparazzi all around me. They were taking pictures of me the entire time I was in line. And trust me it was a long line. Everyone was staring at me and saying such nice things."

It's been a outside-the-box year for prom goers elsewhere, including a Georgia girl who showed up in a casket and a teen who took a cutout of Michael B. Jordan to her prom.

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