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Kate Upton Still Hasn't Said Yes or No to Prom Date With L.A. Teen

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Model Kate Upton attends The Samsung Spring 2013 Launch at Museum Of American Finance on March 20, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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L.A. high school senior Jake Davidson's request for supermodel Kate Upton to be his date to his prom went viral, and Upton left the 17-year-old--and the public--hanging on her reply of "maybe."

Upton said she was flattered, but she'd have to check her very busy schedule to see if she could make the May 23 date for the Milken Community High School prom.

This morning, both Fox News and the NY Post are reporting Upton is the heartbreaker who is saying no to the date.

But USA Today volleys back with this glimmer of hope (and a slight tsk tsk at the aforementioned media outlets), noting Upton's answer remains the same emphatic "Maybe" it was before:

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They're basing it on a People story in which the Sports Illustrated model reiterated that she would have to check her schedule to see if she can attend the big event with the L.A. teen.

The specific quote in question is this, from Upton to People:

"I want to, but I just don't know if I can make it work. But I really appreciated being asked; it made me feel really great!"

The thing is, Upton is super busy (People mag says she showed them her schedule) but she knows she's not naturally associated with do-gooding like other professionals and philanthropists. Or, in her words:

"I'm a model," she says. "I don't cure cancer like these doctors do. So I need to use what I have to give back," she says. "There is no question that I have been blessed - incredibly blessed - and I want to find ways to help others. I'm open to doing any sort of charity work, but I have a special place in my heart for children and animals."
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So young Mister Davidson, don't cancel that classy wrist corsage order yet, Upton may still be on your arm come May, you lucky kid.

Previously: Video: L.A. Teen Asks Kate Upton to Prom, She Says Maybe!