It is no surprise to hear that Taylor Swift invites NJ teen to the Academy of Country Music Awards. After the super star had to turn down an invite to the teenager’s prom, she extended a very special alternate option. Unfortunately the story does not end with a lucky boy heading to Hollywood.
Kevin McGuire the 18-year-old New Jersey teen was the center of a campaign to grab Taylor Swift’s attention. Her attention was caught but unfortunately after asking the country pop star to attend the Senior prom with him, she had to decline. However, Swift who has the real “girl next door” appeal, upped the ante.
Taylor Swift posted on the NJ teen’s Facebook page, “Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up…would you be my date? Love Taylor.”
The Sterling High School senior in Somerdale, N.J. is stricken with Leukemia and has had a relapse requiring immediate treatment. Kevin McGuire’s sister, Victoria, started the Facebook page “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!” after her brother worried he would not have a date because he would have lost all of his hair due to treatment.
According to ABC local, Swift’s publicist has confirmed that the Facebook post where Taylor Swift invites N.J. teen to the ACM award show in Las Vegas is legitimate. Enjoy the show Kevin and go hug that amazing sister you have!