How 18-Year-Old’s Prom Dress Lands Her a Now Viral Photoshoot at the Washington Monument

When Jasmine Dauphine graduates from high school in Washington, D.C. this past June, there was one occasion she sadly never got to take advantage of her senior prom. When the coronavirus pandemic led to shutdowns and closures, Jasmine’s prom was cancelled, and all her prom hopes and dreams might have gone to waste. But Jasmine had a plan to make the best of a less than fortunate situation. Here’s how she later ended up manifesting a full-blown professional, high fashion photoshoot from a stranger, giving her an amazing alternative prom experience that she will definitely never forget now.

Once Jasmine realized her senior prom was cancelled — a major milestone that she’d been planning for since her junior year — she decided to try and make the most of it and still go dress up to celebrate. She put on her prom dress and found a great location as a photo backdrop for some run-of-the-mill smartphone pictures: the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. “I love art, so that’s really why I wanted my prom pictures to look like a piece of art,” said Jasmine.

“When my prom was cancelled, I completely understand why and wasn’t upset at that, but I was disappointed because I had been planning for prom for such a long time,” Jasmine explained. But she was determined to find a way to commemorate her senior prom.

Jasmine is a huge fan of Zendaya and Sza, and chose a look that was inspired by one of their major red carpet appearances.“

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