The “cutest couple” in the 2013 senior class at a New York high school consists of two boys. It is a first for Carmel High in suburban Carmel, N.Y.
The boys are Dylan Meehan, 18, and Brad Taylor, 17. And they say they’re getting teased – not because they’re gay but because their “cutest couple” status has caused an Internet stir. A yearbook photo of the guys posted on a friend’s blog got more than 110,000 hits on June 4, according to The Associated Press.
Friend Chelsea Blaney wrote on Tumblr, "Two of my best friends won Cutest Couple of our senior class. First time in my school history a same sex couple has even been able to run for this category, not to mention winning it. So proud of them, and my school."
Together, the couple issued a statement to the press.
They said, “The whole thing has been a bit surreal."
And that when they began dating about a year ago, “the thought of a photo of us traveling throughout the world would be a bit frightening, but now we are proud to be part of the LGBT community.”