Marine Uses YouTube to Woo Betty White

Online video date requests trending up

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    Actress Betty White loves a man in uniform, but says she can't be a Fort Worth Marine's date to the Marine Corps Ball because she's working.

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    by Bruce Felps

    U.S. Marines are known for their resourcefulness, among multiple other qualities.

    Now, maybe, we can add trendsetting to those qualities.

    First Sgt. Scott Moore scored a date with Mila Kunis to this fall’s Marine Corps Ball by going viral on YouTube, and that is probably the first time anyone landed a date using anything remotely related to “viral.”

    Then Cpl. Kelsey De Santis took the same route to Justin Timberlake’s datebook and asked him to the ball via YouTube. Timberlake, by the way, was with Kunis during a TV appearance when she learned of the request, which probably prompted De Santis’ attempt to get 'N Sync with the performer.

    Marine Sgt. Ray Lewis, from Fort Worth, recently upped the ante, if not the age demographic, with a YouTube invitation for Betty White to accompany him to the Marine Corps Ball.

    The military man/hip-hop artist went more a show production than straight-up date request. The workout routine was a bit much perhaps but the full-dress uniform and single rose were nice touches.

    UPDATE: White declined the invitation according to the Los Angeles Times: "I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation," White said in a statement released by her publicist. "As everyone knows, I love a man in uniform... but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot in Cleveland.'"


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s kind of jealous about that Mila Kunis thing even though Betty White is probably closer to his demographic.