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Las Vegas high school crowns girl as prom king

Skyler Galliher decided to run because her friend wanted to be prom queen.

By Evan Bleier
Las Vegas high school crowns girl as prom king
A king's crown (CC/FDV)

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- A Nevada high school girl decided to run for prom king this year and she was able to walk away with the crown despite ruffling some feathers.

According to Skyler Galliher, her gender-nonspecific first name helped her get on the ballot at Centennial High School.

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Galliher decided to run for king after her friend, Summer Brother, told her that she was running to be prom queen. “She’s like, ‘Well, you should run with me.’ And I said, ‘What?’ And she said, ‘As prom king.’ It started as a joke,” Galliher told KVVU-TV.

Once people realized her gender, some of them tried to stop her campaign.

"When they found out that I was a girl, student council and teachers added more names to offset the numbers," Galliher said.

Even though they both won their respective elections, Galliher and Brother did not go to the prom together and they each had their own dates.

Galliher, who said she was “thrilled” and “excited” to be prom king, could have even bigger things in her future.

“There hasn’t been a female president yet, but does that mean it’s subjected to guys,” Galliher said during an interview with Mix 94.1. “Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean that it can’t.”

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