A Texans cheerleader is headed to the prom, thanks to a simple invitation and about 10,000 twitter supporters. Caitlyn Beth, a 20-year-old cheerleader with the NFL’s Houston Texans, has a May prom date set with 17-year-old Texas high school senior Mike Ramirez.
How cool is that?
According to Yahoo! News on Tuesday, the varsity football player will have endless bragging rights with his buds after landing the prom date with Beth, who agreed to the date after his Twitter invitation went viral.
Sitting in English class, the bored Ramirez messaged Caitlyn on Twitter, and asked her to be his date if he was able to get at least 10,000 retweets of his proposal.
She said yes, and it was off.
— Big Mike (@Big_Mike_71) February 27, 2014
The Texans cheerleader, after clearing the idea with the club, and likely realizing what a huge promotional opportunity this was, helped “Big Mike” get the requisite tweets.
If you retweeted the prom tweet and I haven't followed you yet, please tweet me and I'll do my best to follow everyone :)
— HTC_Caitlyn (@HTC_Caitlyn) February 28, 2014
Even the Houston Texans' Twitter page assisted with his campaign.
“I was talking to my friend Colton about prom and I just said, ‘Man, what if I asked a Texans cheerleader to prom,’ so I did,” said Ramirez. “So I sent her a message and she replied like instantly and said she’d do it.”
According to Ramirez, he was shocked when she replied, double shocked when she agreed.
“Honestly, I didn’t think she’d respond,” Ramirez said. “But, you don’t hit unless you swing.”
Beth said Mike’s proposal was sweet, and is looking forward to their date.
“I thought it was the sweetest thing ever and I immediately said yes, and I confirmed with my coach and the Texans and it took off from there,” Beth said, who later tweeted: “Can’t wait for prom.”
Of course, Ramirez's Twitter success has opened the door for every pimply teen to start asking out models, cheerleaders and the actresses of their dreams. But so far only Big Mike has gotten lucky.
“I’m so excited,” Ramirez said. “My buddies are excited for me too. They said I have to do it big, so that’s what I’m going to do.”
According to yourhoustonnews.com, Ramirez is “still planning the details of the night, including taking Caitlyn out for her favorite food, sushi. Tuesday morning, Colony Limousine let Ramirez know he and Caitlyn would be riding to prom in style in a complimentary Hummer limo.”