Prom Night: Throwback Pictures Of Celebs Dressed To The Nines (And Some Lookin’ A Fool) At Prom

April 30, 2013 ‐ By Clarke Gail Baines


Within the next month or so (or maybe the prom race has already started for the teenagers in your neck of the woods), most high school juniors and seniors will trade in their uniforms and overpriced sneakers to play dress up for a night. That’s right, it’s prom season. We’ve all got our memories from trying to match our ensembles with our dates, kicking off heels we couldn’t walk in to jam on the dance floor, going to the most popular (but cheapest) restaurants in town to eat with friends, and sitting in nail salons and hair salons for hours trying to get our french rolls right and tight. Before they were famous, celebrities were out here doing the same exact thing for their big night. It’s just a bit more entertaining to look back at their prom night photos. So why don’t we do just that?

MadameNoire Video

Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN
  • CT

    I am so mad at Trigger for this pic!

  • Cheryl

    Oh Trey…

  • Imani

    Okay Aaliyah looked mad! Trey is a fool! ahahah & Pauly D was so fine then and now!

  • eestooomuch

    correction: Trey Wrongz looked a DAMN FOOL

  • On_Point

    I always knew Trey was gay…it’s always the gay guys that go single to proms.

    • So212

      That must be why Lance had a date.

  • Lmao a trey songz,and i see kerri washington been swirling it up since she was young!!

  • TbeeZ

    Okay so Kerry has always loved white meat

  • pickneychile

    Awww this was a good slideshow!

  • Basey

    I really enjoyed this article! Dice was (and still is) beautiful!

  • cocolate

    The side-eye of the girl on the left in Kobe and Brandy’s pic, though…Throwing shade much?

  • thought that was tommy davison.

    • customcalendars4u2

      Lol at first glance me too.

  • Forever alone.

  • Fresh45

    Kerry’s date being white isn’t a surprise and lets us know her love for white men goes way back. Aaliyah was cool,she didn’t look too happy in that picture though. Dice is cute now but she was gorgeous back then. I bet a lot of dudes were disappointed when they found out she was gay. Tay Diggs looked about as nerdy as it gets in those classes.

    • soinlove13

      Whats wrong with liking a white man? Do you have a problem with IR dating?

      • Fresh45

        I have no problem with interracial dating, I’m just not to fund of white men and the way the world makes it seem like they’re the standard of what a man should be.

        • I am sorry that you are not fond of it but I think you may have a complex about white men..People are people. You can’t control who you fall in love with. 🙂

        • soinlove13

          So, if someone said they arent too fond of black men does that equal racist? Because apparently you dont think its racist the other way around

          • Fresh45

            No I don’t think its racist, it just ignorant. So is my opinion but its my opinion and I’m entitled to my opinion. I don’t dislike all white men and I don’t disapprove of all interracial relationships involving them. I have more of an issue with society’s view of white men,than I do with them. Yesterday this black girl a picture on instagram of a black woman with a black man arguing, that captioned “stop struggling with him” and underneath that it had a picture of a black woman with a white man smiling and laughing that captioned “Get you one of them”. That’s the type of ignorance that bothers me. I feel the same way when black men do stuff like that.

            • Tehani

              “Yesterday this black girl a picture on instagram of a black woman with a black man arguing, that captioned “stop struggling with him” and underneath that it had a picture of a black woman with a white man smiling and laughing that captioned “Get you one of them”. That’s the type of ignorance that bothers me. ”

              That’s not ignorance. To be ignorant is to be unaware.

      • Nia

        What’s wrong with having a problem with IR dating? People are entitled to their opinions.

        • soinlove13

          Everything is wrong with it. Why do you care what color someone is dating?

        • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

          Because its ignorant and discriminating.

    • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

      Im glad that she doesn’t just limit herself to black men. More black women should give men of other races a try. Love knows no color

      • Fresh45

        I think black women and just people in general should date whoever it is that makes them happy and who is up to the standard they want in a man or a woman. Regardless of what race that person is. I hate when people tell black women they should date outside of their race. Its as if they’re saying black men aren’t good enough. I never see anyone telling whites,Asians,Latinos,Indians,and whoever else,they should date outside of their race,so I think its stupid when people,especially black people tell one another they should do it.

        • Tehani

          Indian people are Asian.

        • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

          Im telling black women this because “I” am a black woman. Im not worried about what any other race tells their people to do.And please tell me how what I said was stupid? I think you saying you aren’t fond of white men is stupid. Atleast I was offering good advice. I never said anything was wrong with black men because if I had the choice to create the perfect man, he would most definitely be a brother. But seeing how that’s farfetched and I haven’t found Mr. Perfect yet, I’ll be dam*ed if I turn a man of another race down just because he isn’t black and I think more single black women should follow suit. Don’t discriminate against other races.

          • anonymouse

            how is that stupid?? u can’t make yourself be attracted to a person when you’re not.

  • guest

    Aaliyah always 1 in a even in 1997…..Pauly D would have” got it in” prom night.

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    Aaliyah looked mad as hell lol

    • customcalendars4u2

      I read a unauthorized biography on her life up to her untimely death and during that time it was written she was depressed and going through a DARK time. Remember she was just a young girl,but had fallen for and secretly married R.Kelly and when her parents found out about them she was snatched up,they divorced and he was ordered to stay away from her. She had to accept that Robert was a Liar & Creep!

      • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

        Poor thing….If she were still alive and would have saw that video footage of him and that little girl….she probably would have went Queen of the Damned on him

  • I_am_a_Gladiator/Scandalista

    This was so entertaining! Dice looked nice! And Kerry aka Ms. Pope,…..your hair was cute

  • Trey Songs ..Good LAwd…horrible

  • Bj

    I will never get enough of ?uest and Amel’s prom photo. They look so cute together!

    • Nia

      Yes, I loved that one! I also like Busta Rhymes pic. He looked like a fun date!

  • Kerry always had jungle fever

  • Kerry has been digging on Caspers from a young age. LOL

    • realadulttalk

      Lmao…that was my second thought.

    • soinlove13

      Let me guess, you dont consider casper a racial slur!? But if a white person says the N word, its time to call Al Sharpton huh?

    • Wow! Such rudeness!

  • Ms. Kameria

    Aaliyah was most certainly flyy in her white lace pant suit. Taye Diggs looked like he could see into the future with those thick a$$ glasses.

  • badblessings

    Braids to the Prom… No thanks..

  • HoneyDipp

    Dang… Pauly D was a cutie back then!

  • R!-Goddamn-Diculous

    Kerry had work done…..

    • realadulttalk

      She was barely recognizable…I can’t tell if it’s the expression or what you said.

      • YES before the nose surgery and the drastic weight loss

        • realadulttalk

          She wasn’t heavy, but after looking at recent pics…does look like she’s had a nose job.

    • mac

      yea…a procedure called growing up.

      • realadulttalk

        Nah…I had to go look at some pics of her now…she had a nose job.

        • mac

          not that I would put it past her, but I couldn’t find any pictures significantly suggesting she had a nose job.

          She lost a lot of weight which can make your face slimmer, or it could be simply nose contouring.

          I don’t know, I’m just not quick to assume the worst.

          • realadulttalk

            I actually initially said it could be the pose…but after looking at several pics…I’m recanting that. You can contour the sides…pretty hard to reduce the bulb that way though.

      • Lol! Good one!!

  • IAJS

    Why does Trey look like that?! RIP baby girl, still love her music