The school prom has until recently been a distant phenomenon seen only in Hollywood movies, a brief glimpse of one of the most angst filled and yet glorious nights of a teenager’s life. These days, however, this American import is a firm fixture in the teenage calendar up and down the UK. This Channel 5 documentary follows two sets of teenagers from different schools in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire as they prepare for what has become the most glamorous night of a teenager’s life.
The competition is fierce and unforgiving at this particular rite of passage. How you arrive, what you wear and who you are with can mean the difference between prom heaven and prom hell. In the months leading up to the night, preparations are carried out in secret in order to achieve maximum impact with the big reveal on the night.
Hundreds of pounds are spent on nails, dresses, shoes, hair extensions and spray tans, with the parents picking up the bill. On prom night, the boys are just as concerned about their image as the girls. Sharp suits are bought, teeth are whitened, skin is bronzed and even eyebrows are tinted.
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Channel 5 - Prom Queen Divas