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Miss America Says She Doesn’t Want Teen Punished for Asking Her to Prom

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 15: Miss America 2014 contestant Miss New York Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 15, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Photo: Michael Loccisano/2013 Getty Images

Last week, 18-year-old Patrick Farves got hit with three days of in-school suspension for asking Miss America (a.k.a.Nina Davuluri) to prom during her appearance at Pennsylvania’s Central York High School. On Saturday, Davuluri took to the Miss America Facebook page to tell everyone she had “reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision” to take disciplinary action against her teen suitor.

She also wrote that she was “flattered by the gesture,” though she would be unable to attend the dance “because of [her] travel schedule.” Somehow, we doubt Central York’s administrators — who say they warned Farves not to pull the stunt beforehand — will be swayed by Miss America’s appeal, and that’s probably for the best: Even if Davuluri is too gracious (or too image conscious) to reject him outright, it’s a good time for this kid to learn that a mere willingness to embarrass yourself in public isn’t always rewarded with some slow-dancing.

Miss America Doesn’t Want Teen Punished