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Mila Kunis Attends (and Enjoys) Marine Corps Ball

Mila Kunis fulfilled her promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball this weekend with Sgt. Scott Moore

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: November 21st, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Mila Kunis Attends (and Enjoys) Marine Corps Ball

Mila Kunis fulfilled her promise by attending the Marine Corps Ball on Friday with Sgt. Scott Moore.

Kunis arrived at the venue in Greeneville, North Carolina around 2:30 p.m on Friday and was immediately taken indoors, and away from media eyes.

The ‘Black Swan’ actress participated in all the Marine traditions, including the birthday cake ceremony, in which the oldest and youngest marines slice and eat the first serving of the cake.

One of the Marines that attended the ball said that Kunis was “very nice and very respectful… She gets credit and a lot of respect for coming here, not being part of this world and following through on her word.”

“She seemed to like the traditions… They made her smile,” the Marine continued.

Although Kunis was definitely the “belle of the ball”, she was definitely not the focus of the event. The night honoured 236 years of military history- in particular the 7 members of Sgt. Moore’s unit that lost their lives in the line of duty.

Moore’s unit is called the “Betio Bastards”, named after a World War II battle fought in the Pacific.

On his Twitter page before Friday’s Ball, Moore posted “Tonight is for you 7 Betio Bastards!”

"We lost six Marines and a corpsman. Scott made sure everyone knew, he wasn't at the ball for himself. He was there for the ones who could only be with us in spirit," says a Marine that attended the Ball.

Mila Kunis is one of the many celebrities that agreed to attend a Marine Corps Ball this year. Justin Timberlake went with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis last weekend in Virginia. Kristin Cavallari joined Cpl. Jonathan Burkett in Virginia on Thursday. Betty White and Scarlett Johansson were both invited, but could not commit due to hectic work schedules.

So how did this trend of stars attending Marine Corps Balls come to be? Dan Lamothe of the Military Times was looking through footage to find bootleg clips of Marines in Afghanistan. While searching, he stumbled upon Moore’s video invitation to Kunis (as a joke) and it went viral. A reporter for Fox brought it to Kunis’ attention during an interview, and you know how the story goes after that.

Here’s the original video- just in case you haven’t seen it.

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