- Kelsey De Santis and her Pointer, Justin Timberlake
Mr. T’lake pulled up to the Marine Corps Ball and put on a show of pure class. Per all accounts, he appeared genuine in his response to the bloodthirsty, piratey Marines present.
Of the event, he had this to share. It:
“turned out to be one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had.”
As for De Santis? “She seemed to be so humble and honest… Very cool.”
- Corporal Kelsey De Santis USMC, Pink MMA Killah
Speaking of the battle-hardened Corporal, she tweetered:
The ball was epic! Had a wonderful time.
Apparently she just fought in a MMA fight three weeks ago. Her promo material is here, with the picture to the right.
This remains one of the feel-good stories of the last couple weeks in military-land. Both the Marine Corps and Justin came out of the exchange smelling like highly tactical carnations.
- A giant hand, Justin Timberlake, and Corporal Kelsey De Santis, BF@MCB
I mentioned it at work (where no one knows I blog) and folks all seemed to be in grok-mode over its existence.
Now if we can only get everyone to memorize all the ‘Stans. (Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, um, Nightstan. . .)
What is next in the world of Marine Corps
Balls social events?
Well, calling out celebrities is apparently all the rage. This guy hollered Will Ferrell. And this rapping Marine Sergeant (named Ray Lewis, although not the Raven) invited very Golden Girl Betty White.
- Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, Marine Corps’ Ballers
As a fellow blogger and reader pointed out in this post, the next biggest evolution is, of course, Mila Kunis and Sergeant Scott Moore.
The official blurb on YouRube:
Sgt Scott Moore with 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan asks Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, NC on November 18th.
That is on Friday. It should be interesting.
- Kelsey De Santis, Ranger Up
One last news-worthy note. Apparently, the good Corporal De Santis is sponsored by Ranger Up. Her story lists her working in France, training with Military Working Dogs, and getting trapped in an elevator as highlights of her five-year Marine Corps career.
All of which probably prepared her for an evening with Mr. Timberlake.
Aw, sorry. The guy came through. Nothing but class and I have to go and run him down like that. Yo JT, forget that I evah gave you a hard time over your dye-job. . .