After our first piece on celebrities going to the prom seemed to get a big reaction, we thought, why not do it again? And luckily for us, there are a bevvy of throwback pictures still swarming the Internet. Enjoy yourself as you “oooooooooh,” “awwwwwwwwww” and laugh at some of our favorites when they were teenagers trying to be fly at prom.
At the age of 15, Tyra Banks had already started modeling seriously, but as her career started to grow, she didn’t let it keep her from being a regular “kid.” She stayed in school during her early modeling days and even found time to go to prom (with a pretty cute date). Check her fresh pose and the captivating stare at the camera. And I respect that even at prom, in the ’90s folks were still wearing pantyhose no matter what. My mother would be proud.
Now ya’ll know…RuPaul has been out here dressing eclectic since he came out the womb. But in this particular picture, he threw on his boots, his long tuxedo jacket, satin stripe pants and rocker chic hair and gloves to take his friend Deborah to prom at Northside High in Atlanta back in 1983. The face he’s giving is screaming “I’m fierce darling!” while his date seems pretty enamored with him. Guess she couldn’t see the signs…
Looking like the ultimate prom queen, Fergie stepped out with her date, Vincent Dean Malicek rocking a navy blue gown with the extra high white satin gloves. They were the picture perfect couple, right? And it was a happy, simple time. Flash forward to today, and Fergie Ferg is a Black Eyed Pea, a married woman, and a mother-to-be. Vincent? Uh…well, he’s in still in prison for messing around and trying to get away with armed robbery. No dice. But at least he can always say that he took out a Grammy winner!
What would make a player wear pink to prom? Now you know Cam’ron made all-pink-everything hot for men for a short while in the new Millennium, and because of that ill influence, the father of baby Bash was out in these streets rocking pink and making his lady wear the same as an ode to one of his favorite rappers at the time. Looking like the pink panther. But I’m not going to lie, he doesn’t look as bad as I thought!
A few years after putting out his self-titled debut with the help of P. Diddy, and a year before he blew back onto the scene as the ultimate stud thanks to his My Way album, Usher was finishing up high school at North Springs High School in Atlanta in 1996. Does the high school sound familiar? It should, as it’s the same one that RuPaul went to and took his infamous prom photo at back in the ’80s. But times had changed, and so did the style, with Usher and his date stepping out in red and white with red roses as their flowers. So handsome and innocent looking. Oh how the times change…
Looking exactly the same, Big Sean, then just young a** Sean Anderson, went to prom looking pretty dapper. But the night quickly went downhill when his clumsiness caused him to step on his date’s dress and rip it big time. Unfortunately for him, she was pissed at him for the rest of the night and made his prom a pretty unforgettable one–in a bad way. Yeah, he wasn’t always the coolest cat in the room.
Before she was getting wifed up and the disrespected by the very fine Brad Pitt, back before the famous “Rachel” haircut and role on Friends, and before she was kicking the tiny behind of Warwick Davis in the original Leprechaun movie, Jennifer Aniston was a regular high school student, dark hair, same great bone structure. Her date didn’t have the strapping good looks of her future boos, but then again, she looks much different than she does now…same great bone structure though!
Was his date going to prom or down the aisle? Anywho, Brad Pitt took his high school sweetheart, Sarah Heart, to prom at Kickapoo (?) High School in Springfield, Missouri back in the early ’80s (hence the mullets). And while their love was “sweet” and “nice” as she says to this day, it didn’t last. Sadly, I think we all can agree that she should have held on to that young man until the wheels fell off because he cleaned up nicely!
Looking like he was rocking a curly toupee, Tito Jackson’s son, TJ, took a young, pre-sex tape Kim Kardashian to prom back in the day. There are rumors that despite what Ray J says, TJ was the first man to be with Kimmy, but either way, looking pretty cute and innocent, he took her to her prom and they were clearly very enamored with one another…one of the first in a roster of brothas…
I can’t tell you what Miss Jessie’s product he was using back in the day, but Bruno Mars’ curls were too fabulous for me, honey. The singer went to prom at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu and the singer and his date took their prom photos more like they were at the old-school Sears portrait studio. He even rocked a lei that was the same color as his date’s dress, and they looked cute. But once again, we need hair tips Bruno!
Looking like a star-uh! The now first lady was just Michelle Robinson in this picture, trying to show off some toned legs and her fresh gold ensemble. And how many of us have sat in or seen a parent/sibling trying to look cool as a cucumber in one of these wicker chairs? She looks so young! And while her prom date was handsome, he can’t hold a candle to the awesome-ness of our president. Nice try though!
You can’t really tell at the moment, but Snoop’s curls, like Bruno Mars’, were also on point in this picture. Towering over his date, who doesn’t look like his wife Shante, he actually looked quite handsome in his black suit with the gold boutonnière. Big laugh at the basic background/elementary school Lifetouch background they decided to pose in front of and those big shoulders homegirl was rocking.