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In the 2004 movie “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton,” a small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest.
The movie’s premise is being re-enacted in 2014 not on the big screen, but in real life.
This version stars Tallmadge resident and Kent State University senior Annie Rogers in the role of small town girl, and Olympic ski slopestyle Bronze Medalist Nick Goepper as the celebrity. He sponsored a contest on Twitter on Valentine’s Day. She, along with thousands of others, submitted a video. He selected hers as the winner.
For more on this story of life-imitates-art, see an upcoming edition of the Tallmadge Express and an upcoming post on www.tallmadgeexpress.com.