Gray said okay, but resolved to go online where she found the MTV give-away.
“Then I just go to looking, and it popped up,” Gray said. “I thought, 'Why not? What are the chances of someone winning?'”
She quickly entered and forgot about it, thinking she wouldn't win. However, her desire to see Cyrus in concert never subsided.
The Saturday before Gray won, she entered another concert give-away hosted by the radio station 106.1. She had to be the 13th caller to win, but came up the seventh.
“I stayed home all day – missed my brother's and sister's basketball games – trying to win tickets,” Gray said. “I was so sad. That night when I told my mom about this, I said, 'If I win tickets can I go?' She jovially said, 'Sure, Samantha, if you win tickets.'”
Feb. 27 came, and Gray received an email notifying her she was a finalist in the MTV Ultimate Fan Experience. The next day, she got a call at school. She – of course – could not pick up, but later received the voicemail. When she got in touch with her mother to talk of the exciting news, her mom had news of her own. Gray won, but since she is a minor, her mother had to approve before MTV could declare her the lucky one out of 60,000.
Ready for a happy ending? Gray flies out with her mom for free March 31, and is in for some big fun including:
• Two nights in a hotel.
• Front row tickets to the Bangerz show in Miami.
• A gift card to buy an outlet for one night.
• A makeover by Miley’s personal glam squad before the show.
“Seeing how many people entered, and then this one girl from little-bitty Mineral Wells, Texas, won, it's pretty cool.”