One week after Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis has also attended a Marine Corps Ball after receiving an invitation via YouTube.
The actress traveled to Greenville, North Carolina on Saturday to commemorate the Marine Corps’ 236th birthday alongside her date, Sergeant Scott Moore.
Moore recently returned from seven months of conflict in the Musa Qala and Now Zad districts in Afghanistan. Earlier this year, the Marine posted a YouTube video asking Kunis to escort him to the event, and after being encouraged by her “Friends with Benefits” co-star Timberlake, she consented.
Kunis wore a black gown and was taken straight from the airport to the convention center where the gala was being held.
In another tribute to the Marines last week, Timberlake escorted Corporal Kelsey De Santis to the Birthday Ball in Richmond, Va. De Santis invited the singer via YouTube after Kunis had accepted Moore’s YouTube invitation.
“You want to call out my girl Mila?” De Santis said to Timberlake during the video invite, referring to Timberlake having persuaded Kunis to say yes. “Well, I’m going to call you out and ask you to come to the Marine Corps Ball with me on Nov. 12.”
Quoting lyrics from one of Timberlake’s hit songs, the Marine added, “If you can’t go, all I have to say is, cry me a river.”
After the event, Timberlake took to his website describing the experience as having “changed my life.”
“I’m writing this out to all of you after attending an event that turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had,” wrote the singer-turned-actor.
Timberlake was inspired by the passion De Santis has as an instructor in the armed forces as well as her consideration for him during the event.
“I have to tell you, it’s not every day that I meet a 23-year-old girl and she’s more worried about if I’m having fun or if I’m comfortable,” wrote Timberlake. “It hit me all of the sudden that these were the type of people that look after us and our freedom… Humble, concerned for others before themselves… This was the type of person our Marine Corps was building.”