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Aaryn Gries Prom Pics

Some of My Best Dates Are Black

9/6/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0905_aaryn_gries_prom_pictures_launch"Big Brother" contestant Aaryn Gries has taken lots of heat for her racist comments on the show ... but we have color photos showing a more tolerant side.

We got pics of Aaryn's big prom night in 2009, when she was a senior at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado.  Her prom date -- clearly visible in the photo -- is Mike Miller.  Mike -- who is BLACK -- was a starting tight end on the football team.

Mike tells TMZ Aaryn -- whom he dated for a few months -- makes bad jokes sometimes, but not "prejudiced or hateful."  He calls her sense of humor "smart-ass." 

Who knew ... she had a little black in her.



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She's still racist as can't cover who you REALLY you went on a prom date with a black guy..big whoop..that doesn't mean the end of it all I, and probablly the rest of the african american community, get so tired of people, no matter what race, who use that whole "OH,WELL I HAVE A BLACK FRIEND SO ITS COOL/MY MOM DATED..SO ITS COOL/MY DAD FRIENDS' COUSIN HAS..SO ITS ALL GOOD/ect." as an excuse.
Just own up to your racist, bigoted bull crap..

372 days ago


Julie may be the true racist because think about it she only calls out a person who offended her and let others off the hook who made comments about people not like her. Aaryn was insensitive in her comments but that does not make her a racist. Young - yes and people who make these kind of mistakes get sensitivity training, not fired. Education is the best solution in these kind of things. To her comments about her blondness are racist and who is to say they are not. Julie you went down a couple of notches because of your lack of balance on how you treated Arryn compared to others making exactly the same kind of comments.  By definition isn't that prejudice?

370 days ago


I'm a caucasian from TX & huge BB fan -- having Aaryn say stuff like people from TX & drag up photos of herself & African American dates is ridiculous! There is NO joke or "smart-ass" sense of humor that includes the racist & arrogant things said on BB 15! If no one had ever called her out then she would live the rest of her life thinking that jokes like this are acceptable & I hope this has opened her eyes.
AT NO TIME is making jokes of a bullying &/or racist tone acceptable, funny, &/or a "TX thing"!

366 days ago


I eat carrot cake, but I hate carrot cake! It does not matter who Aaron (spelling wrong on purpose ;) ) went to prom with four years ago. It does not overshadow the racist and homophobic comments she made in the BB15 house this summer, or the mean girl attitude she had towards Candice (along with GM). A picture says a thousand words, but your own words speaks loudest.

365 days ago


First of all this man is not blk, he is mixed and that is not considered blk, if I seen him on the streets, my first impression of his race would be he's non blk, so Aaryn can tell that lie to someone that doesent know better !

306 days ago


where is the black guy?

60 days ago
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