Yikes! 10 Celebrity Prom Photos That Will Make You Chuckle
When you look back at your old high school prom photos, two embarrassing realizations may occur: first, is how awkward the styles of the past era were (how could anyone think they were cool?); secondly, you may wonder what became of your old prom flame.
There’s a chance when you look up your prom date on Facebook, they are struggling with employment, have gained substantial weight, or have entirely too many offspring. You definitely dodged a bullet in most cases, but for others, they let a good one slip away without knowing it. For an unfortunate few, they realize just how much they lost when they left their old fling.
What has filled so many people with regret over “the one that got away?” Well how about your high school sweetheart ending up rich, famous, or beautiful; they could even be all of that and more! By the time you realize they have it all and have moved into a bright future, they no longer want anything to do with the past, and that includes you.
It’s amazing to see what some celebs looked like when they were attending their prom, and thankfully plenty of these moments have surfaced. Here are 10 celebrity prom photos that are sure to get a chuckle out of you and show you never know who or what someone will become.
Taylor Lautner became a star in Hollywood at a very young age. After an appearance on 2003’s “The Bernie Mac Show,” Lautner went onto his first starring role in the film, “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D.” Lautner used his newfound popularity to get cast as Jacob (the werewolf) in the massively popular “Twilight” series.
Lautner was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but spent a lot of his schooling years traveling the country. Lautner attended his high school prom in Valencia Beach, California; it’s not as if it’s ancient history, either, as Lautner is only 23 years old. The girl with him in the picture already knew how much of a star he was; if only she could have warned him about what film would make him a star.
You may know Kim Kardashian as the wife of Kanye West, but before that, she was the star of a (still airing) reality TV series. Before that, she was in a short-lived marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries; and even before all of that, she was the star of a candid adult film with rapper Ray J, which kick-started her extreme popularity. You will have to take a trip down her memory lane, should you be seeking pictures of her prom.
Kim Kardashian went to Marymount High School in Los Angeles. Although it was an all-girls school, Kim was invited to a public school’s prom; even though she is in the limelight now, her prom was before you may have expected. This prom photo was taken back in the late 1990’s if you can believe that. Kim’s prom date never achieved the same fame as she has, and it’s unlikely they would have undergone the same “path” to success.
Here’s a fun fact that you might not have known about Fergie: she was the voice of Sally in a few of the “Peanuts” cartoons. During her late teenage years, Fergie joined a female trio known as Wild Orchid for a few years, but the group never really found their niche. Fergie got her big break in 2003 when she was asked to audition for the Black Eyed Peas, and Fergaliciousness was born.
Fergie was a big prize during the 1990s when she attended her prom at Glen A. Wilson High School since she was a popular pop singer; not only was she a great prom date, but she was a model student. Fergie was a cheerleader, a spelling bee champion, and even had a perfect GPA throughout high school. Feel unaccomplished yet?
Britney Spears has been famous since she was 17 years old, breaking out with her first single, “…Baby One More Time.” Although it seemed like Britney would be just a pop fad of the 1990s, she has had plenty of staying power, and has launched multiple successful albums: making her one of the wealthiest stars. Spears is currently living in Las Vegas getting big bucks from her residency performances.
Britney Spears attended private school, as well as a performing arts school, when she was a teen in order to prepare herself for a life of fame. Spears showed up to her school’s prom in a red dress and an interesting hairdo that was straight from the 1990s. Britney’s prom was held in a small town of only 12,747 people called McComb, Mississippi.
If you are looking for the biggest current pop star in the world, look no further than country singer turned mainstream pop idol, Taylor Swift. Swift moved to Nashville from Pennsylvania with her parents at the tender age of 14 pursuing her dream of being a country singing sensation. At only 25 years old, Swift has already been named to the Forbes list of most powerful women in the world, so it is safe to say she accomplished her dream.
Swift started her high school years at the Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School in Pennsylvania; she then attended Henderson High School for two years before transferring to a private school which allowed her to continue education from home. Swift attended the prom while she was still in public school, wearing a flowing white dress and looking as young and beautiful as ever.
Coming out of nowhere to a meteoric rise to pop superstardom, Bruno Mars began his career as a backup singer. Mars appeared on tracks for Travie McCoy and B.o.B., after his contract with Motown Records fell through. Mars has gone onto a great solo career, including seven songs that have reached the Top 5 of the charts and two studio albums that reached number one and three, respectively.
Bruno Mars grew up in Hawaii, attending the President Theodore Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, where he was a member of an all-male singing group; while there, Mars took a memorable prom picture with poofed out hair, in what could be the most “Hawaiian Prom Picture” ever taken. Mars then moved to Los Angeles shortly afterwards on his way to stardom, and left his glorious ‘do behind.
Jessica Alba started her acting career when she was just 13 years old, on the Nickelodeon series “The Secret World of Alex Mack.” At age 19 she became the star of the show “Dark Angel” and people took notice; the gorgeous actress became a star in multiple major Hollywood pictures following this breakout role. These days, Alba has two children and has been married to Cash Warren for the past seven years.
Unlike most of us, Alba probably won’t be embarrassed to show her prom pictures with her children in the future. There’s a reason Alba became a famous actress at a young age; she never had an awkward phase in her youth. Alba’s date in the photo is probably kicking himself for letting her escape “into the blue.”
Most aspiring stars end up moving to Los Angeles to become famous, but Levine didn’t have to go far since he was born and raised in the city of angels. Levine began singing way back in 1994 when he was 15 years old and formed the band Kara’s Flowers. After one album in two years, the band split up and Levin formed Maroon 5 with his guitarist from his previous band; the band has since become one of the biggest in the world, selling out shows in the most prestigious venues.
As a southern Californian teenager, Levine looked like any regular goofball high school student. Levine wore a white tux to his prom that seemed to be six sizes too big. Levine went to the Brentwood School in the Los Angeles area alongside about 700 other students. Levine ended up standing out despite it being the same school as Fred Savage, Jonah Hill, and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Lady Gaga was born Stefani Germanotta of the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Germanotta attended private school for theatrics, but turned her attention to music; she changed her stage name to Lady Gaga and was a struggling backup singer without direction until a fateful encounter with the right record producer. Gaga moved to Los Angeles and released “The Fame,” one of the biggest albums of the past decade.
While it may initially appear that Gaga came up from the streets of New York to achieve her unprecedented fame, she was actually quite privileged in her youth. Gaga grew up in a normal public school setting for a brief period before attending arts schools, and her parents even paid her rent while she tried to achieve mega-star status. Here you can see her dressed like a normal teenager at prom, wearing aviators and riding a limo; ironically, “normal” for her is actually quite strange.
Beyonce was born and raised in Houston, Texas, where she tried multiple times to be the singing sensation that she is now. Beyonce got on the show Star Search with her all girls group, Girl’s Tyme; the members of the group changed frequently and then finalized their name as Destiny’s Child: an apt name describing Beyonce’s future success. With a name selected, Destiny’s Child had their first hit with “Killing Time,” featured on the “Men in Black” soundtrack, and the rest is music history.
Before meeting her current husband, rap superstar Jay Z, Beyonce was a normal high school student in Houston. Beyonce’s prom was at Alief Elsik High School, and she looks fabulous as ever in this picture even though her prom was back in the late 1990s. The lucky guy that took the Girl’s Tyme singer to prom had no idea what would become of Beyonce, but you can be sure if he had, he would have put a ring on it.