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Marine on Kunis date: 'Thought I had a chance'

Sgt. Scott Moore took a bet from his platoon in Afghanistan and says his initial reaction was disbelief after the actress said yes.
/ Source: Us Weekly

November 12 is going to be an unforgettable night for Sgt. Scott Moore -- and Mila Kunis, too!

Moore, a Marine stationed in Afghanistan, famously asked the actress, 27, in a YouTube video to be his date at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Md. Kunis got wind of the invite during a live TV interview and, at the heeding of "Friends With Benefits" co-star Justin Timberlake, said yes.

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"It was kind of a bet between me and Marines in my platoon," Moore explained in an official interview sent out by the Marine Corps on Tuesday. "I told everyone I was going to do it, but they didn't think I would go through with it. One day we had a couple minutes, and I took another Marine out with me and we shot two takes."

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And Moore was hopeful that the Hollywood beauty would respond in kind, he said. "I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes that's all you need. The Marines I work with did their best to spread [the YouTube clip] around."

His reaction when Kunis accepted? "My initial reaction was disbelief. It's going to be a great experience to meet her, and it's going to make the ball more special for everyone."

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He gave Kunis a touching preview of what to expect at the Nov. 12 gala. "A lot of Marines who are very happy to be home from Afghanistan, celebrating a successful deployment and the 236th birthday of our Marine Corps. I would like to refer to Eleanor Roosevelt's quote about Marines for this one: 'The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!'"