April 29, 2020
The virtual prom held for the senior class at a Nebraska high school led to a shocking confession from Al Roker and Hoda Kotb.
The seniors of the class of 2020 at Douglas County West High School had an unforgettable night during the virtual prom party that was held for them by "Today's" co-host and weatherman, Al Roker.
According to Today, the TV personality not only hosted the event but he also ensured that he delivered corsages and boutonnieres to the homes of the celebrants.
"The Office" star, John Krasinski, hosted a virtual party for high school seniors across the United States.
During the party, the senior class crowned Matthew Allen and Layne Thompson the prom king and queen respectively before they were treated to a heartwarming rendition of their school song by one of the seniors, Zoe Sennett.
Next in line for the festivities was the introduction of Demi Lovato who joined the virtual party to turn up with the seniors. Demi, who is one of Zoe's most significant musical influences, told the seniors that:
"I just wanted to say that I'm so proud of all of you for staying home. I hope this is the world's most epic virtual prom."
While the prom seemed to be an uplifting moment for the senior class, it also brought out a confession from Al and his partner-in-crime, Hoda Kotb, who admitted that they missed out on their high school prom.
The confession had come soon after the hosts of "Today," shared their pictures from high school, which can be seen on their website.
As it turned out, Al wasn't the only one to think of hosting a virtual prom as students at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) began making plans towards hosting a party via Zoom, back in March.
LACES seniors, Zack Monterosso and Colin Wire, and junior, Wakie Haque, told Time that they were looking into using Zoom to host a party which they call a "Zoom rager."
Not only did John double as a DJ, but he was he also had his celebrity friends like Chance the Rapper, "The Office" costar, Billie Eilish, Rainn Wilson, and The Jonas Brothers join the party.