Go Back in Time with These Celebrity Prom Pics

Matthew McConaughey in high school? Alright, alright, alright.

Prom season is upon us, and rather than focus on what it was like worrying if you were going to get asked by your crush or actually lose your virginity, let’s remember a simpler time. Your favorite stars weren’t too cool for their own proms, so take a look at these pics and take pleasure in knowing everyone has an awkward phase. Memories of your special night will come rushing back in no time.

Warning: Uncomfortable prom poses ahead.

  • 1 Matthew McConaughey
    You weren’t the only one with horrendous frills on your dress. [/item
  • 2 Josh Duhamel
    Josh was still bae, even in his awkward years.

  • 3 Elvis Presley
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    Before he was the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis was bad (and hot) AF.

  • 4 Patrick Schwarzenegger
    Arnold’s son clearly didn’t have an awkward phase. Which is fine. We guess.

  • 5 Danielle Fishel and Lance Bass
    Still shipping these two, TBH.

  • 6 Ariel Winter
    This actress hits Hollywood’s biggest award shows and is still down for prom. You remember when prom was everything, don’t you?

  • 7 Nicki Minaj
    #PrettyOnFleek always.

  • 8 Stephen Colletti and Laguna Beach cast members
    Luckily, we still have these episodes on DVD to relive high school whenever we feel like it.

  • 9 Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, and the Laguna Beach cast
    Although your HS experience may have been a tad different.

  • 10 Lourdes Leon
    Madonna’s daughter (center) and her squad were killing it last year. Sigh. [/item
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