How far would you go to see Hannah Montana?
We mean in person, not just the racy Miley Cyrus photos on our site.
It turns out one Texas mom would go pretty damn far. She helped her daughter, who is six years old, win tickets in a contest by writing an essay falsely claiming her father died in Iraq in a roadside bombing. Well, that's one strategy.
Priscilla Ceballos apologized Friday on NBC's Today Show.
In a statement, she said she just got caught up in the moment of trying to help her daughter realize her dream of seeing Hannah Montana.
"Instead I brought so much negative attention to my family," Ceballos said. "Please accept my apology and please do not punish my child for my mistake."
Priscilla Ceballos also apologized to the military and military families.
"I just wanted to help my daughter write a compelling story," Ceballos said. "And There is certainly no more compelling story than the struggle and sacrifices of our military and their families."
The essay â€" which featured the opening line, "My daddy died this year in Iraq" â€" won the grand prize in a contest, sponsored by Club Libby Lu.
The big prize included airfare for four to Albany, N.Y., and four - four! - tickets to a sold-out Hannah Montana concert there, as well as a makeover that included a blonde Hannah Montana wig!! Like, OMG!!!
After Priscilla Ceballos admitted to officials that the essay information was untrue, the prize was awarded to another unnamed contestant.
Miley Cyrus was reportedly too busy kissing girlfriends to comment.