Bullied Girl Nominated For Homecoming Royalty As Joke Becomes Homecoming Royalty For Real

A teen movie plot basically came to life. And 16-year-old Whitney Kropp looked stunning.

After Whitney Kropp's 800 classmates nominated the "free spirit" for homecoming court as a cruel prank, Kropp's small Michigan town rallied around her, donating services and apparel and promising to turn out to support her on the big night.

Whitney Kropp and Josh Awrey, both sophomores.

Image by Detroit News, John M. Galloway / AP

Kropp decided to go along with it, fighting back against the people who teased her.

Image by Detroit News, John M. Galloway / AP

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