Prom is a special event when every girl should get the chance to feel like a princess whether or not she ends up with a crown at the end of the night, but sadly, for some girls, it is an unaffordable or inconvenient luxury. Enter TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom special! This year’s event kicked off in New York City and made its way down to Miami, Florida, to host a spectacular day of glitz and glam for some amazing high school students.
More than 50 deserving girls from local Miami high schools were paired with personal style advisors to guide them through a selection of over 2,000 donated prom dresses and various accessories. After hours of mentoring and makeovers, the ladies got to show off their new looks on a runway stage! Even former Justine cover girl and “Boombox” singer Laura Marano was there to cohost the Prom Red Carpet Runway Show with Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta‘s Monte Durham.
During the runway show organizers announced that every qualified participant would receive the American Dream Scholarship to Miami Dade College, but the surprises didn’t stop there! TLC and Miami-Dade County Public Schools teamed up to make the girls’ prom dreams a reality by covering the cost of their prom tickets, and each girl even received a laptop, too.
Needless to say, the event was a dream come true. Personal makeovers, a runway show, celebrity guest stars, college giveaways – the girls were speechless. Catch a sneak peek below and be sure to tune in for the first-ever on-air special on TLC this Friday, May 20, at 9:30/8:30 CT!