Oh, prom…I wore a poufy dress, Princess Leia buns, and goth makeup, all chosen specifically as an act of rebellion against the popular, blond, perfect prom queen, Carla Smith. Well, those days may be over. Sergio Garcia, an 18-year-old senior at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, may be a guy, but he’s still a queen at heart. Prom queen, that is!When Garcia saw fliers advertising the prom queen election that didn’t specify gender, he had a brilliant idea. He would run for prom queen! And thus, his campaign that started as an experiment ended with him feeling “invincible” in his charcoal grey suit and tiara. (Good call on skipping the dress.) “I don’t wish to be a girl, I just wish to be myself,” Sergio explained in a moving campaign speech which received a standing ovation. “At one time, prom may have been a big popularity contest where the best-looking guy or girl were crowned king and queen. Things have changed and it’s no longer just about who has the most friends or who wears the coolest clothes.” Eat that Carla Smith!
Vanessa Lo, Fairfax’s senior class president said that, at first, she thought Sergio was just out for attention. But she was won over by his speech. “It just goes to show how open-minded our class is,” Lo said. And Fairfax High is famous for its out-there alums—like all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, David Arquette, and Mila Kunis, just to name a few.
The only semi awkward moment of this prom? Garcia’s first dance with another dude. Not everyone loved that. It’s hard being a trailblazer. In a tiara. [Fox News]