Better luck next time, kid.
Jacob Staudenmaier shot for the stars--well, one star in particular. And came up just a bit short.
Staudenmaier, an Arcadia High School student in Arizona, filmed an elaborate La La Land-inspired "promposal" that went viral earlier this week. "I saw La La Land and loved it a lot," the 17-year-old told ABC News Wednesday. "It was one of my favorite films and I've always liked Emma Stone as an actor and I guess that spawned the idea of maybe asking her to the prom."
The teen "was hoping" the video would somehow reach Stone. "Whether she says yes or no, I think just a response in general would be amazing. I guess if she did say yes, that would be the best outcome possible," he said. "Either way I've enjoyed everything that's happened so far."
Thanks to the power of the internet, Stone did receive his "promposal."
On Friday, Staudenmaier read a message from Stone on Good Morning America. "Jacob, thanks for making the greatest proposal I have ever received. I can't tell you what an honor that was and how much I smiled through that entire beautifully orchestrated video. I'm in London working, but I hope you have the best time at prom, and I'm grateful you thought of me," the Oscar-winning actress wrote. "Thank you. P.S. I do see Gosling around the eyes. Love, Emma."
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