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Homecoming queen gives crown to friend who was pranked into thinking she was nominated

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – A homecoming queen at a Texas high school has given her crown to a friend who was pranked into thinking she had been nominated for it.

NBC 5 in Dallas reported that Lillian Skinner was thrilled to find out she had been nominated for homecoming queen at Grand Prairie High School — but it was all a cruel joke.

Skinner’s friends Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez were actually nominated and vowed to give her the crown regardless of who won.

“She’s so sweet,” said 17-year-old Alvarez, a senior at the North Texas school. “We need people in this world like Lilly.”

The crown was given to the teen in front of thousands of friends and family members on Friday night.

Principal Lorimer Arendse described it as the greatest moment he has ever experienced as a principal.

Read more: NBC 5