Oh, I remember my prom.
I wore my bridesmaid dress from the year before, and I got turnt up in the school gym under the watchful eye of my teachers.
Yeah, okay it was budget, but I had fun.
It was nothing like the prom this overzealous mom prepped for her lucky son.
Saudia Shuler splurged a whopping $25,000 on exotic cars, three tons of sand and even a camel (yes an actual CAMEL) for her teenage son’s extravagant Dubai-themed prom send off.
Johnny Eden Jr. is truly the apple of his mommy’s eye. He wore three different outfits and took along three dates to his prom in Philadelphia on Friday.
Johnny Eden Jr. was also seen flexing in a Lamborghini, a Range Rover and Rolls Royce – all for his prom at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter.
Saudia wanted to treat her only son to a taste of her homeland of Dubai.
So she decided to bring Dubai to him in a lavish pre – prom send off in her Philadelphia neighborhood.
Shuler shipped in the three tons of sand and rented the camel, which she paid for 18 months ago, from an Ohio farm.
The enthusiastic mom even had a custom mural commissioned and created three different Dubai-inspired sets that took over their entire neighborhood block.
With the help of friends and family, Shuler worked for a week straight well into the night to create the lavish scene.
‘At first I was like, it was too much, I don’t really like a lot of attention but it’s worth it,’ Johnny Eden Jr. told CBS.
‘It was epic, man. I had my family out here. That’s all I really cared about is my family being out here. My mom did her thing, she was the real MVP.’
Shuler said the $25,000 price tag was worth it given her graduated with a 3.8 grade point average and was a standout out on the basketball team.
The brave mom says she has also fought cancer and suffered from a stroke in the past few years.
‘I was on my death bed a few years ago,’ she told CBS. ‘My son took it real hard. He believed in Allah so bad. He is Muslim, I am not. So that is what kept him strong.’
‘I said, if I ever live to make it I’m going to put on a big prom and a big graduation for my son.’
‘And I just prayed and I hoped I got to see my son go to graduation and go on prom, because I didn’t believe I was going to make it.’
‘People think I was making a mockery of his religion. No, I was honoring the religion and honoring my son.’