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Olympic gold medalist agrees to be homecoming date for 15-year-old boy

Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Vonn accompanies 15-year-old to homecoming. Via Google Images.

A wise man once told me that the easiest way to get a beautiful woman to go out with you is to ask her. This simple approach proved to be “golden” for 15-year-old Parker McDonald, a sophomore at the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Colorado. He’s is going to homecoming with Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Vonn.

As of Thursday, McDonald  did not yet have a date for his school’s Friday homecoming dance, so he decided to ask Vonn, who happened to be visiting the school, to go with him.

He described how it happened:  “I thought, ‘I need a date and there’s Lindsey Vonn. I’ll ask her! She walked by my lunch table and I whipped out the question.”

Vonn used her Facebook page to give her take on Friday: “Yesterday I visited the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy and while I was eating lunch with all the students a 15 year old boy named Parker asked me if I would be his date for their homecoming dance which is tonight. When Parker asked me he was cute, nervous and very polite so of course I said YES! All through school growing up I never got the chance to go to a school dance so I’m excited for tonight!”

Vonn, who has been a swimsuit model and featured on Maxim’s hot 100 list, was in town to train with the U.S. Ski Team. Hopefully her husband didn’t mind her surprise date night. which probably made Parker the coolest kid in school.