Before popular celebrities graced events such as the Met Gala, Oscars, or Grammys with their designer looks they attended the less coveted "red carpet" event of prom. Yes, stars they're just like us, and the proof is in these gloriously awkward photos of our favorite famous people dressed to impress this celebrated high-school tradition.

On this list, you'll find some pretty staggering transformations from cringy to glamorous, whereas other lucky ducks were fortunate enough to avoid their awkward phase and look as if they haven't aged a day. Scroll down below to find your favorite celebrity's prom photos and don't forget to vote!

#1

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

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Vanessa Galvan
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1 year ago

Oh, that mullet! :D

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Prom night is now synonymous with the high-school experience but the first recorded prom in history took place at Amherst College where male students invited female students from Smith College to dine and dance back in 1894. The dance evolved into a high-school tradition in the 1900s and was nationwide by the 1930s. 

#2

Ru Paul

Ru Paul

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Emir
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1 year ago

Still looks fierce.

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#3

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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KT Trondsen
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1 year ago

Did he have two dates? lol

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One of the traditional etiquettes of prom is for the boy to give the girl a bundle of flowers called a corsage for her wrist or to be pinned to the top of her dress. In the past, the corsage was placed on the hip. The term “corsage” actually means “bodice” which dates back to the 19th century with French origins, so the former positioning makes more sense. 

#4

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

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Slinkman
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1 year ago

Even a goofball nack then ;)

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#5

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Meryl has always had and still has this really gorgeous natural beauty

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Most celebrities had their prom experience before fame, but that was before the trend of doing a celebrity prom was born. In 1963, President Kennedy was not invited but unintentionally crashed the prom of John Burroughs High School. The politician scheduled a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser in the largest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel but as it turns out, the students had already booked the same room two years prior. JFK gave up the larger room to the students and settled for a slightly smaller one for his event. In an act of goodwill, he stopped by to say hello to the teens accompanied by comedian Jack Benny. 

#6

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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rai mei
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1 year ago

she has always been gorgeous

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#7

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

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Sleep Meister
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1 year ago

He ate his date and evolved into the tank he is now.

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While the average high-schooler may have to settle for a decked out gymnasium for their annual prom, the wealthier schools (where celebrities attend) might get glitzier options. In 1975, Susan Ford, the daughter of President Gerald Ford, got permission to throw her prom in the White House. The President was away in Europe at the time so the dance was chaperoned by the Secret Service.

#8

Ellen Degeneres

Ellen Degeneres

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Sreejith
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1 year ago

age in reverse gear

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#9

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Janine B.
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1 year ago

Still beautiful.

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One can only imagine the amount of money celebrity teens are dishing out for prom but even for the average American, the costs can be outrageous. When you add up the tickets, dress cost, tux rental, limos, and other common prom expenses, parents have paid an average of around $900 for their high-schoolers to attend these events. In 2013, the average peaked at $1,139 - those are some red carpet numbers. 

#10

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

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Heather Brady-Connor
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1 year ago

I don't think she ages. :)

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#11

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

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Moriarty2
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1 year ago

From that angle it looks like he took Michael Cera in a wig to prom.

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#12

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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Cuitlahuac Guerra
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1 year ago

Is that dude chip mattews? Ross is so sad :(

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#13

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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Ruby
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1 year ago

Look how happy that guy is. He can't believe his luck.

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#14

Matthew Mcconaughey

Matthew Mcconaughey

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htbq
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1 year ago

alright

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#15

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

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rai mei
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1 year ago

Can't believe it's Bruce Willis

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#16

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

I like him more as an older guy than a teen. Same happens with Harrison Ford, he looks bext from his 30-ties up for me :D

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#17

Robin Wright

Robin Wright

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 year ago

Gorgeous woman...

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#18

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Elisabeth Bergbom
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1 year ago

She was really pretty back then, and obviously she still is

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#19

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

she still as beautiful as ever

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#20

George Clooney

George Clooney

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

"Someday, I'm gonna be famous, and then I'll provide the barks for a cartoon dog, and my life will be complete. Marry a hot lawyer? That might come second to the cartoon dog."

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#21

Rihanna

Rihanna

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Valentina Lattante
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1 year ago

no one is supposed to look that good in high school!

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#22

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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Emir
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1 year ago

Lookin like a queen.

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#23

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

I wonder how many times he's told the story of how he took Beyonce to their school prom and how many friends have held their heads in their hands after the 500089743200th time? Ha ha ha..

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#24

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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Michael Naegele
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1 year ago

she was always a hot lady. WoW

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#25

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

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QueenOlive
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1 year ago

What are you guys talking about that's Kevin Malone.

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#26

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

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Jarno Flinkers
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1 year ago

Absolutely stunning.

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#27

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

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Agnes Jekyll
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1 year ago

Awesome. This is true Boston Suburb grad.

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#28

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 year ago

No touch hands...

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#29

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox

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Alex K
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1 year ago

wasnt she like, super fat at her prom? (just kidding)

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#30

Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson

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Edward Doherty
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1 year ago

Who?

Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

A youtuber.

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Michka Shoitan
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1 year ago

He is the biggest Youtuber and he is famous for changing the Youtube platform with his docu-series and won creator of the year at The Streamys last year and NO, he DID NOT molest his cat, that was a JOKE he made on a podcast.

Moon
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1 year ago

All know he did that to his cat... :^)

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Nastassia McDaniel
Community Member
1 year ago

I love Shane! And he should be proud of how far he has come after all he went thru. Ignore the stupidity as always. Ppl in here bitching STILL about a cat joke ...stfu. Yup I’m white doesn’t have anything to do with the fact I CANT TAKE A JOKE ABS YOU CANNOT.

Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, looks like a todler.

Devin Hall
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1 year ago

Famous gay youtuber

6two nerd
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1 year ago

Shane Dawson documentary series ten videos long: Why I regret this phot

kkathleen517
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1 year ago

Who the hell is that?

Nico Viola
Community Member
1 year ago

the hair. the hair evolution

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
1 year ago

Shane has either lost a lot of weight or that suit is waaaaaay too big for him. Reminds me of the suit David Bryne of The Talking Head's wear's in the "Girlfriend is Better" performance in the "Stop Making Sense" film.

TheKnightOwl
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1 year ago

He lost a lot of weight. You should look him up, his content is some of the best out there.

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Pau Grby
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9 months ago

King of Youtube!

Michaella Jane
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9 months ago

omg i looooovveee him <3 and his date is a lesbian, her dad paid him to go with denny's

Andrew Young
Community Member
1 year ago

This Insecure dickbag still has stretch marks bigger than his dick

Curious Cat
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1 year ago

who is that?

Angela Broadhead
Community Member
1 year ago

I just love him!! <3

KT Pinto
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they ran out of celebrities...

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
1 year ago

Who?...and yikes!

Zain Ghazali
Community Member
1 year ago

Who?

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

Who?

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know who he is either but he sure looks a lot better now than at prom.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

XXXXL sized dress from his oldest bro

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

what a handsome looking fella!

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
1 year ago

My thoughts exactly. Who?

Nico Viola
Community Member
1 year ago

also the dog/cat hair on his shirt

Ice cube
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1 year ago

WTF WTF WTF WTF

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Who?

Alex Craig
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute little baby face Shane.

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never heard of the guy. Country singer I guess?

Yael
Community Member
1 year ago

Aweee Lol

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you think his pants were long enough?

Tarryn Louise
Community Member
1 year ago

lol who?

Genevieve Straubel
Community Member
1 year ago

W I D E

Harleen
Community Member
1 year ago

This is NOT a celebrity

Vilkas
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

29 massively well-known people then number 30 uhh who?

SkyTheImaginer
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1 year ago

Well 20 million people say otherwise.

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Bridgette Helms
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1 year ago

Who is he?

Benny Best
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1 year ago

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oh my god that hair and his weight AHH its tooo much

TheKnightOwl
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1 year ago

Well aren't you a judgemental little prick. He worked his arse off (literally), and made something of himself. He's an amazingly kind, funny, sweet human being who has worked hard to get where he is....a fucking millionaire with more respect than most of the people here making nasty comments about a man they don't even know.

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Caroline
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1 year ago

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He may be fat in the first pic, but he looks a lot happier then

TheKnightOwl
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1 year ago

He wasn't. Many people put on a facade when they're in a bad place emotionally (and otherwise). He's been quite open about his struggles.

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Ben Smith
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1 year ago

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Who?

Ed Souza
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1 year ago

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who cares...

Creative Username
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1 year ago

I do.

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KellyO
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1 year ago

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who?

Tara B
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1 year ago

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Who.....is that just some random person..lol

Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago

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Wow, did he borrow Wun Wuns suit?

Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago

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Uh-oh! Mentioning the fact that he's big as a house.. GOTTA DOWNVOTE!!

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Ryo Bakura
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1 year ago

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Was this before or after he jizzed on his cat?

Mayson
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1 year ago

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Was he a girl???

Some Body
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1 year ago

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Shane Downsyn'drome

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