Sgt. Scott Moore thought he had a chance at a date with Mila Kunis, and with a little luck (and a helpful assist from the Web), his wish came true.
A woman of her word, the Hollywood hottie escorted Moore to his Marine Corps Ball over the weekend in Greenville, N.C., and, by all accounts, it was a night to remember.
Kunis declined to talk about their evening, preferring to turn the spotlight over to Moore. Here's what the Marine had to say while making the rounds on the morning shows today.
Moore said he picked the Black Swan star up around 5:30 on Friday and the two spent approximately four hours together and even danced to "The Time of My Life" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, though they didn't do any lifts thank you very much (his uniform's a little too stiff for that!).
As for why Mila?
"We actually talked about this. I've seen a couple of her movies and she's obviously a pretty girl so…I thought she'd be fun so I picked her," commented Moore, calling her "just a normal girl."
During an appearance on Today, the clearly thrilled Marine added that he and Kunis, whom he also called "very cool" and "down-to-earth," spent most of the night hanging with his friends. He also enjoyed "introducing her to the families [so] she could really see the sacrifice a lot of my guys made."
On CBS' The Early Show, Moore remarked that Mila was eager to know more about the annual occasion, which marks the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775.
"She had a lot of questions about the uniform and what to expect as far as the ceremony," he said.
The sergeant also explained to her "that this year was extremely important to us and memorable to us because of the seven Marines and sailors we lost during our deployment."
Moore was serving in Afghanistan when he posted a YouTube video in July asking the 28-year-old actress to the Marine Corps Ball. The vid went viral, tallying up more than four million views, and caught the attention of Kunis, who subsequently accepted. Soon, other marines followed suit with similar video invites, one of which went to Kunis' Friends With Benefits costar Justin Timberlake, who also said yes.
When asked by Today's Al Roker if he thought Kunis would take him up on his offer, Moore figured he had nothing to lose.
"I can't say I thought they were very high, but I obviously thought there was a chance so that's why I put it on," he said.
He did get one good parting gift, however: They promised to keep in touch.