Prom has always been characterized by awkward photos, questionable fashion, teary parents, wacky themes and kings and queens. But, in recent years, Millennials have added their own twist on tradition with elaborate “promposals” that often steal the spotlight from the magical night itself.
In honor of the newest of prom rituals, MTV is launching “Promposal Mania,” a two-day celebration of prom across all MTV platforms beginning Monday, April 20. On Monday, teen sensation Austin Mahone will be live in studio at MTV’s Times Square headquarters to accept one lucky viewer’s promposal. On Tuesday, April 21st, Fifth Harmony will orchestrate an unforgettable live promposal for one Harmonizer and their proposed date.
Day one of MTV’s “Promposal Mania” kicks off with a full day of prom-themed interstitial content leading up to the evening’s main event where Austin Mahone will accept a viewer’s promposal, LIVE on air. Throughout the day, viewers can submit promposal videos for Mahone’s consideration on social media including Twitter, Vine, Instagram and more using #PromposalMania. Beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET, Mahone will be reviewing the viewer-submitted promposals, interacting with fans through live stream via the MTV Periscope account, Twitter and Snapchat and dishing on which promposals are their favorites. At the end of the night, Mahone will announce his decision and officially pick his winner for the ultimate prom experience.
“I never got the chance to go to my High School Prom, so this opportunity is a special one for me,” said Austin Mahone. “I hope to make it special for the winner too!”
“Promposal Mania” continues into day two as Fifth Harmony surprises a mega-fan and teams up to devise an epic promposal for the die-hard Harmonizer and their potential prom date. Viewers can watch the action play out LIVE on Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET on MTV. Tune in for the excitement when Fifth Harmony puts their promposal plan into play and one ecstatic promposer pops the question on LIVE TV. How could anyone say “no” to a Fifth Harmony promposal? It’s bound to be a spectacle that will “drop the mic” in the proposal world.
Additionally, MTV has enlisted some of their celebrity besties to join the “Promposal Mania” lineup to deliver personalized promposals on behalf of fans throughout the two days. Catch Cody Simpson, Hilary Duff, Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Charli XCX, Tyler Posey, Tinashe, Nicole Byer, Ashley Rickards and more offering up some of the most memorable promposals of the year.
Finally, to wrap up the “Promposal Mania” madness, MTV will air a special prom-themed episode of “Girl Code” at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, April 21. Join Nicole Byer, Carly Aqulino, Tanisha Long, Jamie Lee and the rest of the cast along with special guest stars, “Sam & Cat’s” Jeannette McCurdy and Beau Mirchoff and Brett Davern from MTV’s “Awkward” as they tackle all things prom in a hilariously honest and irreverent style that will have viewers laughing for days.
To get the latest news on “Promposal Mania,” visit MTV.com.