Lindsey Vonn a late invite to school dance

Nov. 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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VAIL, Colo., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Colorado teenager said he had an obvious reason for his surprise offer to escort champion skier Lindsey Vonn to his homecoming dance -- "She's awesome!"

Parker McDonald, 16, a student at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy, said he wasn't sure Vonn -- 27 and married -- would even acknowledge the invitation he proffered during her recent visit to the school but could not let the opportunity slip by.

"I asked her because she's awesome!" McDonald told the Vail (Colo.) Daily.

McDonald stood up in the lunchroom Friday and popped the question to Vonn. To his somewhat surprise, she took him up on it.

The newspaper said Vonn, a 2010 Olympic gold medal winner and multiple world champion, said on her Facebook page the offer was a pretty good one from her point of view. She said Parker displayed a level of cuteness with his invitation and she had never been to a school dance.

"When Parker asked me he was cute, nervous and very polite, so of course I said yes," she wrote.

There wasn't any time for Vonn to reconsider since the party was the same night.

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