If there's one person we expect to step up to her patriotic dating duty, it's the girl who famously paid tribute to partying in the U.S.A.
But still…is it just us, or after all that serving and protecting they do so well, does it seem like the men and women of the Marine Corps like nothing better than to relax in front of a video camera and ask out the A-list celebrity of their choice?
As we wait for it to slowly surpass baseball as the nation's favorite pastime, another Marine has bravely stepped up to the plate to ask out his celeb crush. Let's just say, if Betty White was one extreme, this is the other. So, after Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and the Golden Girl herself, who's next up?
Hey, Miley Cyrus, come on down!
The teen dream scored the latest invite to one of the Marine Corps balls, this time for the Nov. 12 party being held at SoCal's Camp Pendleton. She certainly got the most convenient offer of the bunch.
"An amazing tradition has just begun: Marines asking celebrities out to the Marine Corps Ball. On Nov. 12, 2011, I, PFC Hart, would like to take a date, a proud American, Miley Cyrus, out to the Marine Corps Ball in beautiful southern California. Camp Pendleton. Please, Miley Cyrus, this one's for you girl," the young Marine said in his video, before cutting to Miley's "Party in the U.S.A." track.
While Hart (and the rest of the nation) await Miley's answer, another star has stepped up to pick up the slack (and broken heart) left in the wake of Betty White's classy bow-out from her ball invite.
Matching Sgt. Ray Lewis' own fitnesstastic video proposal (for an Oct. 29 gala in Texas), none other than Terminator star Linda Hamilton turned the tables and volunteered herself (in a YouTube video, of course) to escort the dateless Marine.
"Hi Ray. My name is Linda Hamilton, I don't know if you know who I am, but rumor has it that you like your actresses vintage," she said. "So I thought I would just take a shot here, try to find you.
"My eyes are puffy from crying all night long. It was just a terrible night thinking about you and this situation and then Betty called, and I talked to her for hours, and she I know she feels terrible…I just decided that I would try to reach out to you and just say, 'Look, I know that I am no Betty White, but I would be really, really thrilled if you can't find anybody else—I know that's unlikely—but if you can' t find anyone else to go to the ball with you, I could go.' "
And Hamilton had her sales pitch all ready to go.
"Now, I'm no Betty White. I'm only half as 'mature' as she is—wink, wink—but I'm twice as funny, so I think that works out. I don't want to get pitiful, so I'm gonna go now…But please take me to the ball, please, please, Ray. Call me."
Ball's in your court, Ray. Er, ball date, to be more precise.