For many people, Paris is the most romantic city in the world. It’s where people speak the language of love; where couples walk hand in hand down cobbled streets after enjoying the best French cuisine before, naturally, sharing a kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower.
However, for 18-year-old Juliana Corrales from California, a romantic Eiffel Tower kiss with a stranger ended in disaster.
The 18-year-old had been on a school trip to Paris when she made a promise to herself that she was going to kiss someone on top of the iconic landmark. She took to Twitter to recount her plan and how it led to her locking lips with a handsome stranger.
“I went to Paris for 12 days with my three best friends,” she wrote on the popular social networking website, “and ever since my parents surprised me with the news, I made a pact with myself that I would kiss someone on the Effiel Tower.”
“So it was the final day of the trip,” Juliana continued, “the 6th of January, and we were on top of the Effiel Tower, and I was looking for someone to kiss. Unfortunately, there weren’t many options because there was no one my age who didn’t come with their girlfriend.”
“But luckily my friend saw Gavin and we followed him to the top level and she tapped on his shoulder and then backed away to let me speak. Somehow, I managed to make concise sentences, and I asked him if he wouldn’t mind kissing me.”
“I explained to him my pact, and, to my dismay, he actually agreed to kiss me.”
But nothing could have prepared Juliana for what was going to happen next…