26 Celebrities Who Looked Awkwardly Sweet At Their High School Prom.
Prom season usually hits around May, just before high school seniors walk across stage to receive their diplomas. There are a number of school dances throughout the year — Homecoming and Sadie Hawkins, for example — but why is prom, short for promenade, romanticized above the rest? Well, for starters, some see it as the very last chance to talk to that someone special.
In the nineteenth century, proms were usually held at universities for college seniors but a focus on youth culture moved the tradition into the realm of high school.
When studying proms from the past, you can learn about what was socially significant at the time. One thing it speaks volumes of is discrimination. There was a time when interracial couples and same-sex couples could not attend, and this is still controversial in some places today. Prom also reflects the evolving styles throughout the years.
For a blast from the past, take a look at these photos of celebrities who attended prom. Without the photoshop and extra glamour, it'll definitely remind you that celebrities are a lot like the rest of us.
#1. Before breaking into Hollywood and becoming Mrs. Reynolds, Blake Lively was an elegant prom princess.
#2. Can you spot Lady Gaga in this prom photo?
#3. Demi Lovato poses just like a true Leo would, and she looks absolutely fierce.
#4. Anyone who knew Julia Roberts back then could have probably guessed that she would make it big. Check out that million dollar smile.
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#5. Tom Brady looks adorably awkward with his bow tie and pose. Interesting hand placement.
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