So far, both Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are headed to Marine Corps Balls, after being invited by servicemen and women via YouTube videos. Now, another Marine has added his own take to the mix, posting a filmed request asking Betty White to be his date.
Sgt. Ray Lewis has a slightly different style than the endearing nerves-masquerading-as-cockiness approach of both Sgt. Scott Moore, who asked Kunis, and Cpl. Kelsey De Santis, who asked Timberlake. First, he displays his athletic prowess: he sprints towards the camera, then hammers out a couple of pull-ups and sit-ups. Next, decked out in his dress blues and holding a rose, he cops a tongue-in-cheek attitude and says of White: “she’s funny, she’s sweet, she’s mature. She’s the all-around perfect woman…I think I could make her laugh, I think she could make me laugh, I think we could laugh together, so, call me!”
So. When I first saw that this video existed, I honestly thought that this was going to be a guy who was into mature ladies. But now, it’s a little hard to tell whether invite this is sincere or not. It seems pretty apparent that Lewis’ ask is, at least in part, a jokey rebuttal to the earnest(-ish) queries Kunis and Timberlake received. And he also seems to have a bit of the comedian in him, so the cynical among us wonder if this is a way to get some attention and an insider Hollywood hook-up.
Or, this guy, who is serving our country in the military, is just blowing off some steam and really does want to go with White, and I’m the asshole. Totally not out of the question.