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On a perch overlooking Los Angeles, high school senior Jake Davidson asks Kate Upton to be his prom date in a viral video that has garnered tens of thousands of views and the model's attention. This report aired on the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 19, 2013.
High school senior Jake Davidson's dream week "just got so much better" Wednesday morning.
Davidson is the aspirational teen behind a quintessentially LA video titled, "Kate Upton, Will You Go to Prom With Me?" In the two-minute clip (embedded below), Davidson explains why the model should be on his arm – all while lounging poolside, shaving and doing push ups.
"You’re on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I read Sports Illustrated," Davidson said, listing the reasons why Kate is the "ying to my yang."
The video garnered nearly 50,000 views by late Tuesday and jumped to nearly 140,000 views early Wednesday.
"It was absolutely insane," he said. "I was like, wow, something must have happened. Did she respond?"
Jake checked his phone to find he'd caught the model's attention, and snagged 200 Twitter followers in the process. Telling him he can call her Katie, Upton retweeted Jake’s video Tuesday afternoon and said she’d check if she’s free for the May 23 party.
"How could I turn down that video!" she wrote, adding what could be construed as a promising winking-faced emoticon.
But Davidson received another surprise Wednesday morning during a satellite interview on the TODAY show. He was in the middle of the interview when Upton phoned the show to tell Davidson she appreciated the video.
"This just got so much better now that you’re on the phone. I’m telling you it will be a great night, great evening – I could even get the curfew extended hopefully by my parents maybe. I hope you'd be interested if your schedule is free, and what time should I pick you up if you are interested?"
Upton responded: "I definitely have to check schedules, but you seem like so much fun and if everything works out, I'd love to go with you. I know we’d have a blast."
Upton called the video "hilarious" and "creative."