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E. Texas soldier invites pop star to Army Ball

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Collin Gray (Source: Facebook) Collin Gray (Source: Facebook)

(KLTV) - At first glance, Collin Gray is your typical 20-year-old East Texan. But that's where you would be wrong. A 2011 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, Gray has been away from East Texas since November 2012, serving his country as an infantryman in the United States Army.

And like any 20-something, Gray has his eye out for a hot date to the Army Ball. His choice? Singer and actress Selena Gomez, also 20 and also a native Texan. Gomez, who is originally from Grand Prairie, is famous for her work on the television series Wizards of Waverly Place as well as a career as a recording artist. Gomez has had an on-again, off-again relationship with pop star Justin Bieber. Fortunately for Gray, it was reported that they broke up in January.

In the video, which was made in April, Gray is doing pull-ups when the camera approaches him and asks him who he is taking to the Army Ball. Gray barely hesitates before he answers that he would love to take Gomez to the ball.

The ball is in mid-September. No word yet if Gomez has responded to Gray's request, but we will keep you updated if she replies. 

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