End-of-year balls are an important event in the lives of teenagers. They put a lot of money and time into their look. Girls try on multiple dresses for which they often saved for a very long time. They look at countless pictures to find the perfect inspiration. Boys trade their jeans for fancy suits and, if they are lucky, get to drive a fancy car. We can all remember feeling so special, spending hours to get ready for this special day, going to the hair salon, getting our makeup done and taking pictures in the yard. All this, often only to feel quite embarrassed years later when you look back at those old prom pictures. But this is often no different for high-status people.
Even some celebrities have gone through the process of this tradition. Wonder what they looked like at their prom? Here are 20 pictures of your favourite stars at their prom.
1. Taylor Swift
There is no doubt that Taylor used his experience at school to write his first songs. However, one wonders what songs were talking about this boy.
2. Amy Poehler
Amy is getting out of her prom limo. And she does it with style!
Not surprisingly, there’s nothing particularly embarrassing about Rihanna… except her date, maybe.
4. Carrie Underwood
Before winning American Idol and becoming a famous country singer, she was just an ordinary girl from Checotah, Oklahoma. However, it is clear that the people who were in charge of her year-end album knew she would be a star!
5. Harry Styles
If this girl didn’t know how lucky she was that night, we bet she found out later!
6. Will Ferrell
7. Jaden Smith
We love to see Jaden Smith break these gender norms! He wears the skirt with a lot of styles and his date also has a whole style!
8. Matthew McConaughey
He may not have been the stud he is today at his prom, but Matthew McConaughey and his date looked pretty classy.
9. Lizzy Caplan
In the role of Janice Ian in Mean Girls, she wore a purple suit and straight hair at Spring Fling. Turns out it wasn’t such an unusual look for Lizzy Caplan, though!
10. Meryl Streep
Classy, elegant and majestic, Meryl Streep looked magnificent in her short, white prom dress. However, we wonder if his date knew he was going to the ball with one of the greatest actresses of all time?
11. Lady Gaga
The thing is, Lady Gaga’s prom is one of the most “normal” looks we’ve ever seen from her. It’s weird, though, not to see her as a platinum blonde!
12. Michelle Obama
The former First Lady was just as royal and elegant then as she is now!
13. Demi Lovato
Demi was actually dating Nick Jonas at the time, but at the prom, she decided to keep the promise she had made to her old boyfriend, Nolan, at kindergarten. The Disney star escorted her date to her hometown of Dallas, Texas.
14. Brad Pitt
Bet Brad Pitt was a wonderful date when he attended the prom in 1982. He apparently taught his date to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”.
15. Reese Witherspoon
Surprise! Reese Witherspoon wasn’t always “legally blonde”! It was originally brown, as you can see in this picture from the prom.
16. George Clooney
Even in 1978, George Clooney was successful with the ladies!
17. Jennifer Aniston
As always, Jennifer Aniston was elegant with a gorgeous black dress for her prom.
18. Taylor Lautner
The Twilight star went with a lot of hair gel for the big day. When he took this picture, he was already famous for playing Sharkboy in the movie The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D.
19. Britney Spears
The pop princess was on fire at her high school prom in that flamboyant red dress. There was nothing “toxic” about her yet, it seems: she looks sweet and innocent here!
20. Jimmy Fallon
He has come a long way since his unfortunate and clumsy teenage years.