Showing Up To Your Junior Prom In A Casket And A Hearse Is A Hell Of A Power Move For most high school students, a big prom entrance means showing up in a stretch limo or a classic car. But Megan Flaherty is not your usual high school student. “I like being different,” Flaherty, 17, said of her arrival at Pennsauken High School’s junior prom Saturday. Lying in an open coffin, Flaherty was slid out of the back of a hearse in front of her stunned classmates. She stepped out of the prop coffin on the hand of her date, Stephen Caldwell, and headed into the prom with a big grin on her face.

Flaherty said the entrance was mostly about having fun, but it wasn’t totally out of the blue. She wants to be a funeral director after college, following in the footsteps of family friend Dennis McGee. He was the one who drove the hearse and slid the coffin out, wearing a tuxedo and top hat.

Shout out to Megan for having the guts to go through with this. I’m sure being painted with the brush of the girl that has always dreamed of being a funeral director may have scared away some of the fellas over the years. While other girls were screaming and snuggling up during a scary movie, Megan may have been excited to see how the characters got gutted and what their funeral makeup looked like. But this is the epitome of owning who you are. Usually it takes until your late 20s or early 30s before most people embrace their true selves. Megan did that as a junior in high school when she could have pulled it off at her senior prom and gotten away with it no problem. After senior year, everyone is just partying that last summer before college. And then once college hits, nobody holds old high school shit against you anymore. It’s nothing but working, partying, and figuring out which high school friends will carry over with your college friends post graduation. Instead Megan will have another year in school being the girl that showed up to junior prom in a casket and a hearse and absolutely killed it like it ain’t no thang. There’s something to be said for that.

And while I hate to nitpick, Megan coming out to the Undertakers music along with some fireworks or maybe the dude in the top hat shooting off some Roman candles would have blown the roof off the place while all the other girls would have grown insanely jealous for Megan The Future Funeral Director burying them and their expensive dresses 6 feet under.

(Yeah that was a dad joke. We like to have fun around here sometimes. Speaking of dad jokes, make sure to listen to The Podfathers!)

Also shout out to Megan’s date for willfully going along with this. Being in a hearse with all those dead people germs gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it.

h/t Tim