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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Anouk
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the title :)

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#2

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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Maud Gakes
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't mess with angry youth at demonstrations.

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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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Orsolya
Community Member
3 years ago

Nailed it.

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#5

Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

"Diane, twice divorced, just passed her real estate exam."

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

well at least you didn't blink

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#8

I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

a lego baby

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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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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Glamor Shots: shooting teens into late middle age since 1992.

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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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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

i saw your hair once on google earth

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#11

Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

Give Me The Sassy Grandma Look

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Heather Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Betty White is that you? Hahahahaha

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#12

My 10th Grade Year Book Picture

My 10th Grade Year Book Picture

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Crusty clown.

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#13

This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

This Surpasses Even The Fivehead

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Ginge
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#14

2006 Senior Picture

2006 Senior Picture

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Anouk
Community Member
3 years ago

Duuuuude! Totally spat my coffee!

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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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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

it's like a 90's sofa ate you then threw you up

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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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Anouk
Community Member
3 years ago

The Cure: The Teen Days

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#17

Me And All My Hair In 1988

Me And All My Hair In 1988

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Aud Wey
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this one!! You go girl!

Jef Bateman
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree. This one is actually cool. A little dated, maybe, but not pitiful.

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Beeps
Community Member
3 years ago

What baffles me much more than 80’s hair is how *everybody* had those glasses and not a single person ever seemed to realise how bad they really look.

Bored Birgit
Community Member
3 years ago

Haha, look at the young girls, huge glasses are in nowadays again! And they look as awful as in the 80s.

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Anouk
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG! I loved you in the Final Countdown!

switchman82
Community Member
3 years ago

:D

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kalle1724
Community Member
3 years ago

I can almost smell the Aqua-net through the screen

Samantha Beckett
Community Member
3 years ago

That's perfect hair for the time. We would have envied her.

Danish Dynomummy
Community Member
3 years ago

You are beautiful! You def were a hot chick back in the 80s!!

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

In which country was it hot to look like an old English sheep dog?

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William Kocour
Community Member
3 years ago

I think that it actually looks good on her :D

Dan H
Community Member
3 years ago

This is why you should never work on an electrical outlet while standing in a bathtub filled with water

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

So funny

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switchman82
Community Member
3 years ago

Im so sorry.. but 80s was imho really bad time in design, mode, haircuts, most of the music.. almost everything was really wrong.

Sal Altschul
Community Member
3 years ago

The year I was born...Not sorry I missed the hair.

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
3 years ago

shirt looks like she escpaed from a mental institute

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

I can't even tell you how much I wanna be you when I grow up. This is amazing.

J-Yo
Community Member
3 years ago

It's like her cheeks needed corrective lenses

Charlotte Brine
Community Member
3 years ago

BARB?!

Kiki
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder why women in the 70s and 80s wore such huge glasses. That's what my mom always wore. I wore the small wire-frame glasses but she always insisted on those big clunky ones.

kathryn stretton
Community Member
3 years ago

You were the one everybody copied. Then.

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
3 years ago

"Chewie, you shaved !" - Han

Alex Craig
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes that has 80's written all over it.

Catherine Griffin
Community Member
3 years ago

now that's a Bon Jovi fan if ever I saw one!

Carlos Superhuerta
Community Member
3 years ago

She´s a maaaainiac, maaaaainiac on the floooor. First thing in my mind after seeing this pic.

Just Amiable
Community Member
3 years ago

Call it nostalgia but I want to see this fashion come back, not only for this generation to see it in person, but to laugh at all the young kids who imitate It.. I just want to experience that in my lifetime 🙌👍

Bored Birgit
Community Member
3 years ago

Huge Glasses are in again nowadays. Young beautiful girls have them, and they look so awful with them. Again. Sad.

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Tarryn Louise
Community Member
2 years ago

You know what, I wanna do this to my hair... just once haha for laughs.

Rebecca Weeks
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice top

Richie Leitch
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful

Carolyn Stewart
Community Member
3 years ago

The hair and those Glasses! Omg those glasses!

Christina S.
Community Member
3 years ago

with that hair you can get on all the rides

Katie Cobbs
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't know whether it's a "filter" on the photo or if it's a cloud of hairspray!

Jennifer Marshall
Community Member
3 years ago

Those are some BIG glasses! Sadly, I had a pair too😕

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

WTH was with 80's big hair, anyway?!?

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

...these windscreen sized glasses...!

Bianca Bentley
Community Member
3 years ago

HAIR IS OK BUT THOSE GLASSES....THE FLY

frederic eeckman
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, it was the 80's ! The bigger the hair...

Neal Evans
Community Member
3 years ago

Motley Crue called, they want their wig back

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
3 years ago

Extreme feather hairdo.. love it

Penny Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

Deidre Barlow, circa 1980, only Brits will get it......

Azziza
Community Member
3 years ago

Why are you wearing a hospital gown tho?

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

In which country did they have such hairdos?

jevais
Community Member
3 years ago

An old English sheep dog? By the way why these people never looked in mirror before having the photo taken?

Kerri Russ
Community Member
3 years ago

The hair... the glasses... it's all there. Good job!

Jenny Jozwiak
Community Member
3 years ago

And snake skin jungle scrubs!

Angelina Wilkins
Community Member
3 years ago

She's really pretty underneath all that hair and the glasses.

Patricia B.
Community Member
3 years ago

YASS. I NEED THESE GLASSES. They don't make em like they used too...

Azziza
Community Member
3 years ago

And thank God for that.

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I Am the Walrus
Community Member
3 years ago

This one is cool.

MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

Those glasses. When I pick frames blindly, I'm always terrified I'll get something huge like that.

glowworm2
Community Member
3 years ago

I must say you are absolutely gorgeous.

Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

that was the time

Rogue
Community Member
3 years ago

Hawt

Melissa
Community Member
3 years ago

Glorious lion's mane

Rob Galindo
Community Member
3 years ago

that looks cool.

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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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.gas.
Community Member
3 years ago

I hope he patented the idea and is now a billionaire.

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 years ago

Would have been an epic win at the time

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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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Ginge
Community Member
3 years ago

What size chest are those pants?

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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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Heather Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

I love this one!! Cuteness OVERLOAD!!!!

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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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Beeps
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey, that’s a beautiful vest - don’t mock it!

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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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Just Amiable
Community Member
3 years ago

I actually like this one, and I'm not just saying that because I'm full of shit, 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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~Ravenclaw~ OwO
Community Member
3 years ago

It's electrifying.

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#26

1996 HS Yearbook Picture

1996 HS Yearbook Picture

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stellermatt
Community Member
3 years ago

noodles, i think i'll have noodles for lunch...

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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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Cactuar Jon
Community Member
3 years ago

Wonderful photo of you channelling your inner tenor

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#29

My Uncle In The Early 80s

My Uncle In The Early 80s

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Hisseefit
Community Member
3 years ago

Awe, he's such a cutie.

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#30

My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

My Attire For Homecoming (Male)

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Pamela
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh this is so boy band and I'm not mad about it !

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#31

Everyone Knew Me

Everyone Knew Me

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Ms. Understood
Community Member
3 years ago

Business in the front pa-just never mind.

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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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Char Char
Community Member
3 years ago

This caption tho! Perfectly sums it up.

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#36

They Wouldn't Take The Photo Unless I Smiled

They Wouldn't Take The Photo Unless I Smiled

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

You're adorable.

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

looks like an advertising for a 50's stay at home mum

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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
Community Member
3 years ago

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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spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

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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jamie1707
Community Member
3 years ago

we gingers will rule the world one day

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#41

On My Way To Steal Ya Man

On My Way To Steal Ya Man

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

The caption is dead on, but you were still adorable.

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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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Kim Mahood
Community Member
3 years ago

That half eaten mask...

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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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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Baby Joe Dirt

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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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Heather Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Actually, both are quite beautiful.

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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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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

one of those "I, Me, and Myself" sort of pictures

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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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DE Ray
Community Member
3 years ago

It was.

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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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Shane Chang
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen a LOT of gay porn.. and this is accurate.

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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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Rogue
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks awesome, actually.

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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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D.S. Watson
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Becky goodacre
Community Member
3 years ago

Hammer time?

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#51

6th Grade Going On 60

6th Grade Going On 60

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 years ago

Grandma?

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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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Ms. Understood
Community Member
3 years ago

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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bob
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

sharkboy!

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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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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

It works, but only against sexual attraction.

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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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Lizard Queen
Community Member
3 years ago

Someone got a pet Goth for Christmas.

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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