YouTube has helped singers like Justin Bieber get discovered, has been a great tool for spreading the word about good causes and has turned a multitude of regular Joes into overnight viral sensations. Sgt Scott Moore, a marine in Afghanistan, decided to use YouTube to get in touch with actress Mila Kunis…and ask her to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC this November. He uploaded a video invitation to Mila Kunis on June 7. Just over a month later, Mila Kunis has accepted his invitation. That’s right—thanks to YouTube, Sgt Scott Moore will be the envy of everyone at the Marine Corps Ball.
In the YouTube video, Moore says, “Hey Mila, it’s Sgt Moore, but you can call me Scott. I just wanted to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18 in Greenville, NC with yours truly.”
Yesterday the video had just over 100,000 views, but since the news broke that Kunis has accepted the invitation, views have shot up to over 400,000.
According to a Fox News exclusive, Mila Kunis has decided to go to the Marine Corps Ball after being persuaded by Justin Timberlake, who she stars with in Friends With Benefits. Fox reports that over the weekend they told Kunis about the video and Timberlake told her, “Do it for your country.” He tells Sgt Moore, “You know what, man? I’m gonna work on this for you, man. This needs to go down.”
Kunis, who hadn’t heard of the video, says that she’ll go. “We’re gonna make this happen, Sir.” You can watch a video of Kunis and Timberlake talking about the video and accepting the invitation on the Fox News article.
Sgt Scott Moore has yet to respond to Kunis’ acceptance of his invitation. However, I expect we’ll be seeing a new video of an excited Moore going up in the coming days on his YouTube channel, aptly called GoWithMeMila. We’ll be staying tuned.
What do you think about this story? What do you think of the fact that this was all made possible because of YouTube? I think it’s amazing, and I’m already mulling over ideas for stars that I could reach out to via YouTube. 🙂
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.