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High school's 'Cutest Couple' is two (very cute) boys (+video)

'Cutest Couple' voters at Carmel High School in New York overwhelmingly chose a gay couple as 'cutest' in the school. The young men say they're getting teased for their internet fame, but not for their relationship.

Carmel High School picks gay 'Cutest Couple'
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The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it — but not because they're both boys.

"Yeah, our friends are giving it to us about being Internet famous," said 18-year-old Dylan Meehan, a senior at Carmel High School.

"We've never had any problems at all," added 17-year-old senior Brad Taylor. "As a matter of fact, before the results, people were telling us ahead of time, 'You guys are going to win hands down.'"

The gay couple's selection — a first at Carmel High — has become an online sensation, driven by a yearbook photo of the smiling boys in a close embrace. A friend's blog with the photo had more than 110,000 hits Monday, and it was cited in stories on several major news sites.

 

They received so much attention that they released a statement saying "the whole thing has been a bit surreal."

They said that when they first started dating 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."

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