As far as anyone can tell, one of this season’s hot prom trends likely began with a boyfriend’s funny typo - and the girlfriend who teased him about it on Twitter.
Here’s why teenagers are wearing croissants to prom.
“Do I have to buy a croissant,” Rocky Rentería of Mission, Texas, texted his prom date, Sophie Martinez, last month.
“You mean corsage,” she texted back.
In a later text he asked: “Do I have to buy my own croissant?”
We know all this because Sophie shared Rocky’s mistake with the world by tweeting a screengrab of their texts.
More than 45,000 Twitter likes later, Sophie had launched a trend of wearing baked goods to prom.
Evidence exists, however, that this whole croissant-corsage gag has been out there for a while now.
But it really took off this season.
Noted by Teen Vogue, Rocky isn’t the only boy, or girl for that matter, who calls a corsage a croissant.
One girl tweeted at Sophie about her own prom date: “Tristan didn’t even know what a corsage was until I told him like 3 days ago and now he either calls it a croissant or says it wrong.”
By the way, Rocky really did get Sophie a croissant for prom over the weekend.