Every girl wants to look and feel like a movie star when they go to their prom, and one high school senior got to do just that thanks to Gina Rodriguez.
According to Entertainment Tonight, 17-year-old Jessica Casanova from Buffalo, New York sent a tweet to the Jane the Virgin star ahead of her special night, asking to wear one of Rodriguez’s red carpet gowns to the prom.
While many tweets sent to celebrities go unnoticed, Casanova’s certainly did not. Marie Claire reports that Rodriguez answered Casanova’s request and “after a bit of back and forth on Twitter, Casanova received the black Badgley Mischka gown that Rodriguez wore to her first Globes in 2015 where she won best actress in a TV comedy.”
Entertainment Tonight says Casanova had her hair done to match Rodriguez’s style when she wore the gown to the Golden Globes. But before Casanova could head off to the prom, her mom had a special message for her — from none other than Rodriguez herself.
“Just know I love you. I’m so proud of you. I’m so excited for you,” Rodriguez said in the video message. “You look beautiful and everybody will remember it — especially you!”
Casanova expressed her gratitude for Rodriguez’s kindness, telling Entertainment Tonight, “l have no words, no other celebrity can compare to what she has done … She deserves everything in this entire world.”
While it is certain that Casanova will never forget her senior prom, other deserving girls may have a similar experience, thanks to the actress — Entertainment Tonight says that after Casanova wore the gown to her prom, it went back to Rodriguez in order to be passed on to another girl “continuing the trend of making dreams come true.”
Casanova said she hopes whoever is next to wear the special dress loves it as much as she does. “I hope whoever gets it next, it goes in the right hands, because it’s something close to her heart and it means a lot to her … I just hope it gets taken care of really well like the way I am.”