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CARMEL, N.Y. — High school students designated the “cutest couple” in their yearbook’s senior superlatives, sparking international attention for the gay teens, are basking in the whirlwind of publicity they have received.
Hours away from their senior prom Monday, Carmel High School students Bradley Taylor and Dylan Meehan donned tuxedos with coordinating blue and silver vests and ties, living up to their newfound class designation.
“It’s been insane,” said Taylor, 17. “We are very, very proud to show that Carmel High School is the way it is.”
Meehan agreed. The support and attention, he said, have been inspiring.
Their best friend, Chelsea Blaney is responsible for their Internet fame. After she posted a picture Friday of the two on her Tumblr blog, saying they won cutest couple, she went from 15 likes to 7,000 in minutes, she recalled.
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