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Lara Croft Contest Date from 1999 Inspires Hilarious Fan Fiction

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Once upon a time, models used to dress up as Lara Croft. You probably remember that. And you might also recall a GamePro magazine contest where a winner won a date with one of those models. Only the two of them—and a bunch of PR/marketing folks, probably—know what happened on their date. Until now.

Scott Benson is one of the folks making anthropomorphic animal dramedy A Night In the Woods. As he told it on Twitter last night, Benson got a copy of the December 1999 issue of GamePro in the mail from a friend and happened on a blurb that talked about the contest winner's date. But those scant few lines couldn't have captured the bizarre reality of a teenager going out to lunch with the woman paid to dress up as the Tomb Raider heroine. So Benson set to filling in the blanks:


I particularly like the changing accents gag. Well-done, luv.