Ali Marintzer wins prom this year.
Ali and her date, Charlie Bator, were posing for photos before the big dance on Saturday in Wray, Colo., when they saw something kinda scary heading their way — a tornado.
Run and hide? No way.
Ali’s mom, Heidi, told ABC Denver that when they first saw the twister it was just a small funnel cloud. They figured that because it looked to be about 3 miles away it didn’t pose a real danger to them, Heidi told the TV station.
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So after the tornado died down a little she took out her phone and took a picture of her daughter, a freshman at Wray High School, and Charlie with the tornado in the background.
Ali also snapped a quick selfie.
Several tornadoes were reported Saturday afternoon around Wray, a town of about 2,300 in eastern Colorado a few miles from the Nebraska border.
The largest, which grew to a half-mile wide, damaged buildings, knocked down electrical poles and injured at least five people, reported NBC News.
(For other tornado videos that take you into the eye of the storm, click here.)
The prom went on as planned after a 45-minute delay to make sure students were safe.
Ali posted her epic prom pic to Facebook and it’s now gone viral, with some people gently tweaking the teens for their decision.