VIDEO: "Mean Girls" Style Prank Turns into Heartwarming Homecoming Tale
It's the stuff teen movies are made of...
Mean Girls is all too real for some, like Lillian Skinner, who was tricked into believing se had been nominated for the homecoming court in her high school. Lillian took it on the chin but her friends Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez were less than impressed.
Both Anahi and Naomi were indeed nominated for homecoming queen at Grand Prairie High School, and so they made a pact that if either one of them won, she would give up the crown to their pal.
Speaking to NBC, Martinez described Skinner as "one of the nicest people I’ve ever met", while Alvarez said "We need people in this world like Lilly."
The pair clued the school principal in on their plan, so when Alvarez won the title, the announcement was quickly followed by a second one asking: “Lillian Skinner, please step up and receive this honour!” At the time, Lillian was on hand to take pictures for the school paper.
The thrilled 17-year old said of her chance to wear the crown: "It’s like a dream or something!”
Alvarez said: "Lilly won. I just ran in her place, in her position.”
“When they ask me, ‘Were you homecoming queen?' I say, 'No. I say Lilly’s homecoming queen.'"