Teens treat prom arrival like the biggest red carpet moment in their lives, which it may be. And it’s not just about what you wear, but how you make an entrance.
Megan Flaherty, a 17-year-old junior from New Jersey, wasn’t about to let her arrival go unnoticed. She pulled out all the stops, showing up to the event in the back of a real-life hearse, all chill like in a genuine coffin. Like, you know, a dead person.
Creepy. Creepy and also pretty badass. You can tell she knows how cool she looks by her swagger as she walks out of the coffin like she’s walking out of a saloon in the old west. She even had two men in tuxedos ceremoniously remove her coffin from the vehicle (the one without the hat is her date, and don’t worry, she checked with him make sure he was okay with it).
Flaherty, who wants to become a funeral director one day, quickly earned herself the label of “drop dead gorgeous” online, while others criticized her open-casket approach prom arrival, calling it classless and distasteful.
But the graduate and her mother both insist her heart was in the right place and this wasn’t meant to be offensive, so to speak.
“Some agree that it is all in fun… others don’t understand the meaning behind it,” her mother Susan wrote on Facebook. “Megan decided about a year ago that this is the profession she will enter into… She has already been donating her time to helping in funeral services. The hearse driver is her mentor.”
Offside or not, she certainly got plenty of attention on her big night.