A TEENAGER from Blackburn stole the show at her school prom by turning up in a Rolls Royce covered in more than four more Swarovski crystals.
Isha Sanah Akhtar, 16, a Blackburn Central High School student arrived at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clatron-le-Moors riding in a Rolls Royce Phantom that costs £500 to hire for 15 minutes.
The luxury touches to the vehicle were provided by Akhtar’s uncle Amar Akbar, who travelled with her to the prom.
The teen was dressed to impress in a blue and grey gown that cost £260 and her hair and make-up was done by her aunt, Rozana Ahmed.
To capture her day, Akhtar had her own camer crew for £300.
She said: “Ever since I’ve been small my uncle has been like a father figure to me.
“He wanted to do something special for my prom and give me a great send-off from school.
“My uncle and family wanted to do something different for me so I didn’t have the same entrance as anyone else.
“I even had my own red carpet from the car to the hall.
“The prom was just amazing. The car and what has been done for me brought tears to my eyes.
“I would like to give a big thank you to my uncle and auntie and the photographer and everyone who helped me have such a great prom night.”
Parents are ready to spend big amounts to make sure their wards have the best prom night. Some are willing to spend more than £500 for a dress.
Chloe Levelle of Nice To Be Nice in Thurrock said she has met a mother who took out a payday loan to pay for a prom, leaving her struggling to pay back the amount.
“You’re looking at £1,000 to get to prom and have everything you want. That’s ludicrous. That’s a family holiday to Spain,” she told BBC.
“One of the girls I’ve had in, her friends are going to prom in a helicopter. It was £500 each.
“Obviously she couldn’t afford it, so we’re providing her with a car to get there. But £500 for a helicopter ride, which is 30 minutes? When is it going to stop?”