A teen who didn’t go to her prom because her boyfriend moved to Europe decided to prank all her classmates by dressing up as a sloth and photobombing their pictures instead.
Brianna Ludlum, 18, from South Carolina, and her boyfriend Saulo Hernandez started dating in September 2016 but in August 2017, he moved to the Netherlands to attend Twente University.
And while the couple continued their relationship long-distance, having movie dates on Facetime, when it came to her prom, Brianna didn’t want to go solo so her roommate’s mom came up with an alternative plan involving a sloth costume.
Alternative style: Brianna Ludlum, 18, from South Carolina attended her prom dressed as a sloth after her boyfriend Saulo moved away and she didn’t want to attend the dance alone
Photobomb: The sloth-loving teen decided to prank her classmates by photobombing their pictures dressed in the sloth costume Saulo bought for her before he moved away
Playtime: Brianna shared that her suitemate’s mom suggested she should wear the costume in pictures as a joke but ‘somehow it just became an actual thing’
‘I was in the costume that morning to be warm, and my suitemate’s mom saw me and thought me wearing it to pictures would be funny. We joked about it a lot, and somehow it just became an actual thing,’ she told Bored Panda.
As she went to Saulo’s senior prom the year before, Brianna’s brother Cameron also shared that she considered that night her own prom.
Brianna added: ‘A lot of people told me I would feel that I was missing out, but I really didn’t,’ Brianna confessed. ‘I treated my junior prom with Saulo as my senior prom, so I was content. I had attended other dances throughout the year, but the memories of Saulo and I there would bum me out a bit, and I didn’t want that [again].’
Brianna has loved sloths since the 8th grade after she watched a documentary on them.
‘I saw a documentary on sloths that had many interesting facts about them, and they’re just really cute animals,’ Brianna said.
Prom queen: As she went to Saulo’s senior prom the year before, Brianna’ shared that she considered that night her own prom
Separated: Brianna started dating her boyfriend Saulo Hernandez in September 2016 but in August 2017, he moved to the Netherlands to attend Twente University
Going the distance: The couple are currently in a long-distance relationship and use Facetime to stay in contact
‘I like to show people clips of documentaries and know little facts about them that I like to share.’
And when Saulo saw how much she loved the mammals, he gifted her with the sloth costume she can be seen wearing in the pictures.
Cameron documented his sister’s prank on his Twitter account and shared a series of tweets showing Brianna photobombing her classmates while wearing her sloth costume.
In one picture, Brianna can be seen pretending to climb a tree as two girls pose in their classic prom dresses.
While in another shot Brianna was captured on all-fours, crawling towards a group of girls who were posing for their shots.