News

If he can’t go to prom with Miss America, he’ll go alone

If he can’t go to prom with Miss America, he’ll go alone

MISS AMERICA:Nina Davuluri urged the school to rethink its suspension of Patrick Farves, but declined his invitation to prom. Photo: Reuters

By Chris Francescani

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Pennsylvania high school student, suspended last week for asking Miss America to his prom, has shrugged off offers from a reality TV star, Las Vegas prostitutes and scores of young women on social media, and says he will go to the dance alone.

“I’m still dateless,” Central York High School senior Patrick Farves, 18, said on Thursday. “I think I’d feel more comfortable, and have more fun, if I went alone.”

Last week, Farves asked 2014 Miss America Nina Davuluri, who was appearing at an assembly at his high school, to be his prom date. He asked even though a school official who had heard rumors of his plans pulled him aside minutes before the assembly and warned not to do it.

“By that time, my mind was already set,” Farves said last week. “I was already in the zone.”

PHOTOS: Miss America pageant

Farves was suspended from school for three days, a development that attracted nationwide news coverage. Prom date offers have been pouring in ever since.

“The dude who runs the (Nevada Moonlite) Bunny Ranch brothel contacted me and said he’d personally fly out two of his bunnies to go to the prom with me,” Farves said on Thursday. “I don’t think my mother would like that.”

Reality television star Khloe Kardashian said on a late-night talk show that she would go to the prom with him, but Farves also said he presumed her offer was a joke.

While he will go to his school’s prom alone, he said, he has accepted an invitation from a girl who works with him at the local Taco Bell to attend her prom at nearby West York High School.

He declined to name his date in order to protect her anonymity.

“We went dress shopping for her the other day, and everybody in the dress store recognized me and wanted to take pictures with me,” he said. “Her friends are freaking out.”

(Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by David Gregorio)

Latest Headlines

in Local

Maine Supreme Court Dismisses DNR Appeal

GENERIC COURT LARGE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Maine supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.

in Local

Federal Judge: Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Can Proceed

GENERIC COURT LARGE

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward.

in Local

Gov. LePage Presents Awards to 8 Maine Companies

LEPAGE AWARDS 091914

Gov. Paul LePage is awarding eight Maine companies for their commitment to their employees and communities.

in Local

Republicans Slam Michaud for Independent Video

GENERIC MAINE STATE HOUSE LARGE

Maine Republicans are criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud for an independent video featuring a rap song that makes a lewd reference to Sen. Susan Collins.

in Local

Maine’s August Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

GENERIC JOBS LARGE

Maine's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August to 5.6 percent.