After a lot of back-and-forth over the summer, Mila Kunis officially agreed to be Sgt. Scott Moore’s date at his Marine Corps Ball this weekend. Justin Timberlake had gotten an invitation from a female Marine, and he went last weekend. But Mila’s invite was the one to start this whole thing where Joe Citizens (or G.I. Joe Citizens) began posting cutesy videos asking out celebrities. Sgt. Moore was the ground-breaker, and this weekend he got his dream date. Mila Kunis arrived in Greenville, NC, and these are a few of the official Marine Corps photos of Mila and Scott Moore. CoughBANGScough. She apparently had a wonderful time on her magical Marine Corps Ball date:
Just call her the belle of the ball.
Mila Kunis made good on the promise she made last summer when she attended a Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, N.C., on Friday with Sgt. Scott Moore.
According to local news station WNCT, the actress arrived to the venue just before 2:30 p.m., where she was quickly whisked away from the media. The news station caught a shot of Kunis, 28, being escorted from the Pitt-Greenville Airport to the Greenville Convention Center.
The two were “enjoying the night,” Marine spokesperson Capt. Scott Sasser told Access Hollwood.
“She’s going to get a chance to learn about the Marine Corps, and we’re all going to have a great time celebrating the Marine Corps birthday,” Sasser said prior to the ball, which marked 236 years of military history.
Moore asked Kunis out via YouTube after making a bet with a fellow Marine when he was serving his second combat deployment in Musa Qala, Afghanistan.
“I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes, that’s all you need,” he said in July of popping the question to his famous date.
And Kunis wasn’t the only one adding a little star power to a Marine Corps Ball. A week prior, Friends with Benefits costar Justin Timberlake had “one of the most moving evenings” of his life at another Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va., with combat instructor Kelsey De Santis.
“What I didn’t know was how moved I would be by the whole experience,” said Timberlake, 30, who also received an invite this past summer right after Kunis. “I felt so proud to be there. I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes.”
I know many of you hate this whole thing where celebrities are put on the hot seat and asked out by members of the public, but I still kind of like it. Especially when it comes to members of our armed forces, who used to get a lot more attention from Hollywood. So few of these “big” celebrities do any kind of work with the USO, so it’s nice to see a young actress like Mila taking an interest in our military personnel. And for goodness sake, this is a good-publicity bonanza for Mila, and you can beat that there are hundreds of young actresses who wish that they had gotten invited to this event, so they could look this good.
Photos courtesy of Fame.