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All of us have one or two embarrassing childhood photos that we would go to great lengths to hide away from the world. But these people decided to brave the cruel waters of the Internet and share some of the most cringe-worthy shots from their childhoods and youth days.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of best throwback photographs for the ultimate cringe effect. From odd hairstyles and accessories to questionable fashion choices, the list contains each person's bump (or perhaps even a trainwreck) on the road of searching for identity. So check them out and don't forget to vote and comment on your favorites!

#1

My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

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    My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

    My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    OMFG Why does this has only 10 points??? This should be on the top!! This is amazing 😂😂

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    #3

    Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

    Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

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    #4

    For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

    For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

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    #5

    Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

    Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

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    #6

    That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

    That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

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    stellermatt
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    in retrospect it's probably made you look like you've aged well?

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    #7

    In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

    In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

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    #9

    When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

    When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

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    #10

    My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

    My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

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    #11

    Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

    Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

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    #13

    This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

    This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

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    Ginge
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I love how someone chose a frame that perfectly complimented the hair... :)

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    #15

    A Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post This Gem. Circa Early-90s

    A Friend Of Mine Gave Me Permission To Post This Gem. Circa Early-90s

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    #16

    1996, Olan Mills Calls My Roommate Offering A Free Family Sitting. His Family Lived Two States Away, So We Went In To Mess With Them. I'm The Guy On The Right

    1996, Olan Mills Calls My Roommate Offering A Free Family Sitting. His Family Lived Two States Away, So We Went In To Mess With Them. I'm The Guy On The Right

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    #18

    Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

    Playing Starcraft On 56k, Strategizing With My Buddy Pre-Bluetooth/Skype

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    #19

    My (Conservative Christian) College Yearbook Photoshopped My Punk Rock Spikes Into A White Afro

    My (Conservative Christian) College Yearbook Photoshopped My Punk Rock Spikes Into A White Afro

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    Janet Clarke
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Because there is nothing more morally corrupt than spiky hair.

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    #20

    I See Your Uncle From The 80s And Raise You My Father's Hair From The 80s

    I See Your Uncle From The 80s And Raise You My Father's Hair From The 80s

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    #21

    The Blunder Brothers, Circa 1994. I'm In Purple

    The Blunder Brothers, Circa 1994. I'm In Purple

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    #22

    Look At Me! I'm A Real Fancy Boy!

    Look At Me! I'm A Real Fancy Boy!

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    #23

    Why Yes!! My Vest Was Homemade! Pm Me For Orders!!! ;)

    Why Yes!! My Vest Was Homemade! Pm Me For Orders!!! ;)

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    #24

    It Was 1996. I Was Obsessed With Vampires And Phantom Of The Opera...behold My Embarrassing Senior Picture

    It Was 1996. I Was Obsessed With Vampires And Phantom Of The Opera...behold My Embarrassing Senior Picture

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I actually like this one, and I'm not just saying that because I'm full of s**t, this one is actually pretty good.

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    #25

    Homecoming 2012. Yes That’s My Real Hair. Yes I Spent An Hour On It Every Day

    Homecoming 2012. Yes That’s My Real Hair. Yes I Spent An Hour On It Every Day

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    #26

    1996 HS Yearbook Picture

    1996 HS Yearbook Picture

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    #27

    Recently, My Mother Found This Senior Photo Of Me From 1994. I Looked Like Nathan From South Park

    Recently, My Mother Found This Senior Photo Of Me From 1994. I Looked Like Nathan From South Park

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    #28

    I Was A 40 Year Old Woman At 13

    I Was A 40 Year Old Woman At 13

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    hard to believe she was just 13. i was like, it's ok she's with her kid...

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    #30

    My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

    My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

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    #31

    Everyone Knew Me

    Everyone Knew Me

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Ugh. Poor kid. Headgear is awful. Hope your teeth are gorgeous today.

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    #32

    Try To Contain Yourselves Ladies!!!

    Try To Contain Yourselves Ladies!!!

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    #33

    Two Questions: Have You Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Lord And Savior, And Are You Interested In The Deal Of A Lifetime On A 1987 Plymouth Mercury?

    Two Questions: Have You Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Lord And Savior, And Are You Interested In The Deal Of A Lifetime On A 1987 Plymouth Mercury?

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    #34

    First Day Of High School, I Was Apparently Going For The 70 Year Old Man Look

    First Day Of High School, I Was Apparently Going For The 70 Year Old Man Look

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    Ethan Slusser
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    You look like doctor octopus. Which is ironic because there’s a Spider-Man on this list too.

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    #35

    The Coolest Senior Picture Ever?

    The Coolest Senior Picture Ever?

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    Daria B
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Well.... If super heroes can wear their pants over their trousers, so can you. ♥

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    #37

    The Triangle Hair And Fake Mole Completes My Senior High School Photo

    The Triangle Hair And Fake Mole Completes My Senior High School Photo

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    #38

    I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

    I Still Don't Understand Why Girls Just Wanted To Be Friends In High School (2002)

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    Kjorn
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    i'm surprise that with the scary face look you was able to get friend. you're pretty scary

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    #39

    I Had A Warhol-Esque, Pop-Art Phase In High School. Yes, I'm A Guy

    I Had A Warhol-Esque, Pop-Art Phase In High School. Yes, I'm A Guy

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    What do you look like today? Oh pretty please show...I'm dying of curiosity.

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    #40

    'Ginger Hair? Freckles? Pale Skin? This Kids Going To Be Too Popular At School. Can You Level The Playing Field A Bit?' - Parents To Hairdresser

    'Ginger Hair? Freckles? Pale Skin? This Kids Going To Be Too Popular At School. Can You Level The Playing Field A Bit?' - Parents To Hairdresser

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    #41

    On My Way To Steal Ya Man

    On My Way To Steal Ya Man

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    #42

    A Little Known Fact That Prior To Keaton, I Was The Batman

    A Little Known Fact That Prior To Keaton, I Was The Batman

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    #43

    My Kindergarten Picture Is Definitely The Most Epic Of All My School Pictures

    My Kindergarten Picture Is Definitely The Most Epic Of All My School Pictures

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    #44

    My 18th Birthday. I'm The Goth. Still Great Friends With The Beautiful Girl Next To Me :)

    My 18th Birthday. I'm The Goth. Still Great Friends With The Beautiful Girl Next To Me :)

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    #45

    When My High School Marching Band Was Performing At The Liberty Bowl And I Ran Into Two Guys Who Looked Vaguely Like Me (I'm In The Middle)

    When My High School Marching Band Was Performing At The Liberty Bowl And I Ran Into Two Guys Who Looked Vaguely Like Me (I'm In The Middle)

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    #46

    12 Year Old Me Thought This Was A Great Everyday Look

    12 Year Old Me Thought This Was A Great Everyday Look

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    #47

    When Your “Hardcore Tough Guy Gangster” Picture With Your Homie Turns Out To Look Like The Start Of A Gay Porn Film, But You Post It To Facebook Anyway... Millennial Blunder Years

    When Your “Hardcore Tough Guy Gangster” Picture With Your Homie Turns Out To Look Like The Start Of A Gay Porn Film, But You Post It To Facebook Anyway... Millennial Blunder Years

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    #48

    I Wore This Everyday In Winter In 2013 The Worse Part Is Was 27

    I Wore This Everyday In Winter In 2013 The Worse Part Is Was 27

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    #49

    I Was Surfing The Web Back In 2001

    I Was Surfing The Web Back In 2001

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I remember when schools decided to "spice up" their picture days. It was comedy gold.

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    #50

    I Grew Up In A Small Midwest Town, My Mom Convinced Me To Take "Urban Hip-Hop" Dance Classes

    I Grew Up In A Small Midwest Town, My Mom Convinced Me To Take "Urban Hip-Hop" Dance Classes

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    #52

    Guitar Guy At Party: Check. Tortured Angst: Check. Wolf T-Shirt: Check. Ignored By Girls: Check. Hole In My Crotch That I Only Noticed Now: Check. Real Life, 1995

    Guitar Guy At Party: Check. Tortured Angst: Check. Wolf T-Shirt: Check. Ignored By Girls: Check. Hole In My Crotch That I Only Noticed Now: Check. Real Life, 1995

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Dude looking like he lost his job in the last picture. Calm down lol

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    #53

    Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photos

    Was Told You Guys Might Appreciate My Boy Greg's 1992 Year Book Photos

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The 90s was the decade during which we had the opportunity to fix all the errors of the 80s. Instead, we just dug deeper...

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    #54

    I Went To School Like This More Than Once

    I Went To School Like This More Than Once

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    #55

    Thought It Would Be Cool To Make Knex Body Armor

    Thought It Would Be Cool To Make Knex Body Armor

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    #56

    My All-Time Favorite Christmas Blunder (I’m Top Left)

    My All-Time Favorite Christmas Blunder (I’m Top Left)

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    #57

    Just Found My Glamour Shot From 1995. I Was A Sassy 45 Year Old In 7th Grade, Apparently

    Just Found My Glamour Shot From 1995. I Was A Sassy 45 Year Old In 7th Grade, Apparently

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    That is actually a gorgeous picture - despite the weird obsession for turning kids into jail bait photos.

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    #58

    Nothing Says Cool Like Matching Sweat Suits And A Stuffed Whale On Your Knee

    Nothing Says Cool Like Matching Sweat Suits And A Stuffed Whale On Your Knee

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    #59

    In 4th Good Grade, I Was Too Badass For Just One Wristwatch

    In 4th Good Grade, I Was Too Badass For Just One Wristwatch

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    In the 80s, kids used to wear lots of Swatch watches at once. Oh I remember.....

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    #60

    My Very First Job. Spiderman For Kids Parties

    My Very First Job. Spiderman For Kids Parties

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This isn't so awkward. I'd dress up as Spiderman if I was getting paid.

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    #62

    "Promo Shot" For My First Band's Myspace Page. I Was 16 And Wore Women's Clothing

    "Promo Shot" For My First Band's Myspace Page. I Was 16 And Wore Women's Clothing

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    Pamela
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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    But you're so cute and love the hello kitty guitar lol

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    #64

    I Logged Into Myspace After 10 Years...

    I Logged Into Myspace After 10 Years...

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    #65

    50% Khaki, 25% Weird Crinkly Tube Top, 25% Platform Sneakers: 100% Confidence

    50% Khaki, 25% Weird Crinkly Tube Top, 25% Platform Sneakers: 100% Confidence

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    #66

    Visiting My Family After Several Years And Going Through Albums. Me At About 12. I'm A Girl

    Visiting My Family After Several Years And Going Through Albums. Me At About 12. I'm A Girl

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    #67

    Titanic, Western, Newscaster Glamour Shots: 1998 In A Nutshell

    Titanic, Western, Newscaster Glamour Shots: 1998 In A Nutshell

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    No offence to the kids in these pictures - but wtf is it with the creepy 'glamour' shots of such young kids?? Just no.

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    #69

    I Was 11 Years Old. Too Old To Be Doing Stuff Like This? The School Project Was To Make A Mask, We Weren’t Required To Wear It, Or Make The... Rest...

    I Was 11 Years Old. Too Old To Be Doing Stuff Like This? The School Project Was To Make A Mask, We Weren’t Required To Wear It, Or Make The... Rest...

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    #70

    15-Year-Old Me Was Terrified Of Touching These Car Show Models. I Cringe Every Time I See This

    15-Year-Old Me Was Terrified Of Touching These Car Show Models. I Cringe Every Time I See This

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    #71

    The Shirt Says, “Team Edward: Because Jacob Doesn’t Sparkle”

    The Shirt Says, “Team Edward: Because Jacob Doesn’t Sparkle”

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    #72

    Curly Mullet, Thrift Store Boy’s Anime Shirt, Inability To Look Normal For A Picture: 2003 Was A Cruel Year For This 11yo Girl

    Curly Mullet, Thrift Store Boy’s Anime Shirt, Inability To Look Normal For A Picture: 2003 Was A Cruel Year For This 11yo Girl

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I can't believe all of you! Is this where you wanna be when Jesus comes; making fun of poor Joe Dirt?

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    #74

    This Is What Happens When Dorks With Cartoon Obsessions Are Allowed To Bring Props To Their Senior Photo Session. Loved Marvin So Much I Used To Joke He Was My Real Dad, The Cringe Factor Is Astronomical

    This Is What Happens When Dorks With Cartoon Obsessions Are Allowed To Bring Props To Their Senior Photo Session. Loved Marvin So Much I Used To Joke He Was My Real Dad, The Cringe Factor Is Astronomical

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    #75

    1990 And 11 Years Old. I Just Showed This To My 10 Year Old Daughter And Thought She’d Laugh. Nope. Only Fear

    1990 And 11 Years Old. I Just Showed This To My 10 Year Old Daughter And Thought She’d Laugh. Nope. Only Fear

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    #76

    They're Almost Texas Beauty Queen Bangs

    They're Almost Texas Beauty Queen Bangs

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    #77

    I Thought Listening To Metal Made Me Cool In Middle School

    I Thought Listening To Metal Made Me Cool In Middle School

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    #78

    I Was About 18 Years Old, And Heading Out For A Night On The Town. Please Note The Nose Ring- It Was Stuck On With Superglue

    I Was About 18 Years Old, And Heading Out For A Night On The Town. Please Note The Nose Ring- It Was Stuck On With Superglue

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    The nose ring might have been your best life choice ever. Glue... Smart

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    #79

    I Thought The Other Kindergarteners Were Calling Me "Becky." It Was "Bucky." Thank God For Braces

    I Thought The Other Kindergarteners Were Calling Me "Becky." It Was "Bucky." Thank God For Braces

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    #80

    My Senior Pic Makes Me Cringe So Good

    My Senior Pic Makes Me Cringe So Good

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    #81

    I Had To Bribe The School Photographer To Let Me Do This My Senior Year

    I Had To Bribe The School Photographer To Let Me Do This My Senior Year

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    #82

    The Look Of Disappointment On My Mom’s Face As I “Egyptian Dance” With My New Haircut (Because Of Lice)

    The Look Of Disappointment On My Mom’s Face As I “Egyptian Dance” With My New Haircut (Because Of Lice)

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    #83

    Just One Of My Yearbook Photos

    Just One Of My Yearbook Photos

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    #84

    My Senior Yearbook Photo.. It Was 2002, Frosted Tips And N*sync Were Actually Cool...

    My Senior Yearbook Photo.. It Was 2002, Frosted Tips And N*sync Were Actually Cool...

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    #85

    America Was Always Great

    America Was Always Great

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