Recently, my friends and I went to the YSB Prom. No that’s not my high school…The YSB prom, was thrown by the media outlet, YSBnow. YSBnow, ( You’re So Beautiful Now), is a digital community where girls can get empowering messages, find positive roles models and get updated info on the celebs they love.
A lot of the kids in the film and TV industry don’t usually get to go to prom because of the hectic work and school schedule. Or, frankly, because they don’t get asked. Some of the most “famous” people I know have wound up sitting out their school prom because there was no one who wanted to go with them. Just because the world may know who you are doesn’t guarantee you’ll get a date. I’ve had friends who are well known who people think are “mean” when they are really just “shy”, that they are “full of themselves” because they know you know who they are. But the reality is, if you’re a teenager, and you are in this business, you are first and foremost a teenager, and that means even if you have zillions of followers and articles about you, you are still vulnerable, sometimes insecure, and often just wanting to fit in.
I loved the YSB prom because it was accepting of everyone. You didn’t need a date, you didn’t need to be famous, you weren’t one of the popular or “not popular kids”, we were all just there to have fun, dance and make some new friends. And that we did.