A prom is a special event in high school. You get to buy a fancy dress, get your hair and makeup done, and ride in a limo. You take so many pictures that you can look back on for years. It is hard to imagine that many of your favorite celebrities went to prom before they became famous. From Jennifer Aniston to Beyonce, these celebrities went to their high school proms and these are their amazing throwback photos. Continue reading to see which one of your favorite celebrities went to prom before they were walking red carpets.
1. Taylor Swift
It wasn't long ago that Taylor Swift went to her high school prom. She looks almost the same as she did ten years ago. We wonder if any of her early songs were about her prom date. His flat-brim hat and hand symbol say a lot about him.
2. Lady Gaga
Back when Lady Gaga was known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, she was overly-tanned and rocking a turquoise dress at her high school prom. In 2004, she was a typical teenager before rocketing to stardom and becoming the pop icon she is today.
Queen Bey needs no introduction. Before Jay Z put a ring on it, someone was lucky enough to take Beyonce to prom back when she was in high school. She looked absolutely breath-taking in her prom photos. Her prom date definitely didn't know how famous she would become, not too long after this photo.
4. Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon has been making us laugh for years on late-night TV. He is not afraid to make himself look funny for a joke. He shared his prom photo, and everyone got a good laugh from it. Before he was famous, he looked a little bit like a vampire, and his date's dress gets the award for the most '80s looking dress.
5. Barack Obama
Yes, the 44th President of the United States had a life before he became a public figure. Back in the day, Obama was rocking an afro and cream-colored jacket to prom. We don't know which one his date was, but we bet they never imagined that he would go on to become the first African American president.
6. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba looks like she hasn't aged a day since high school. She is gorgeous and always has been. Her prom pictures look like they were taken yesterday despite the fashion choices. Her prom date seems quite happy that he was able to take Jessica to the dance. Who wouldn't be excited to take her to prom?
7. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is a well-liked actress and super talented. Her photo from prom shows her young self surrounded by friends, and she looks pretty much the same as she does today. Her dress looks simple and chic, much like her style today.
At 32 years old, Rihanna looks almost the same as she did when she was in high school. The multi-platinum recording artist and business owner looked terrific at her high school prom. Her royal blue dress looks like something she would wear to a red carpet event today. It is actually very similar to a red dress she wore back in 2011 to the Grammys.
9. Blake Lively
Before she was swept up by heartthrob Ryan Reynolds, the stunning Blake Lively was a princess at her high school prom. Back in her high school days, she was just as beautiful as she is today. She probably won prom queen and had to change her tiara to a crown.
10. Courtney Cox
Remember the episode of Friends when they showed the home movie of Monica and Rachel at prom? Her hairstyle in the flashback video looks similar to her actual prom hairstyle. Courtney Cox went the modest route to prom, but she looks as beautiful as ever.
11. Britney Spears
Back in 1998, Britney Spears was still in high school when her hit song "Hit Me Baby One More Time" was released. When she attended her high school prom, she was already on her way to stardom. She had done Mickey Mouse Club House as a child, but her music debut was the key to launching her career. It must have been interesting to have a pop star attend the high school prom.
12. Ru Paul Charles
"She's a super queen, never miss a beat!" The legendary Drag queen, Ru Paul, has been an eccentric character even before his drag days. Back in high school, you can tell he was already larger than life. His unusual hairstyle and bold suit are reminiscent of the sassy attitude he has in his drag persona.
13. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie only gets better with age. She looks so beautiful when she went to prom. Her bold necklace compliments her simple dress. She has always been a trendsetter in fashion, and her prom style proves that.
14. Jennifer Aniston
In Friends, Rachel was also in the prom flashback video, but Jennifer Aniston's actual prom outfit looks much different than what she wore on TV. Although she was a style icon in the '90s and her haircut was a huge trend; we are glad her '80s hair didn't catch on.
15. Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey has always been dreamy. Back in high school, he looks so young and clean-cut, but also a teenage dream. Him and his date looked adorable at prom, and she is lucky that she can say she went to the dance with him. He has grown up to be an amazing actor and father.
16. Robin Wright
Robin Wright is known for her roles in House of Cards, The Princess Bride, and Forest Gump. She has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards and received a Golden Globe. She has been a natural beauty since before she started acting. Her prom picture looks gorgeous and effortless.
17. Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner is known for his role as Hawkeye in The Avengers movies. He is handsome and mysterious, but what was he doing before he was on the big screen? Before he was a well-known actor, he had a mullet and was wearing a white tuxedo to his high school prom. He even wore a pink bowtie to match his date's dress.
18. George Clooney
It is easy to say that George Clooney has been a heartthrob since before he was a famous actor. His prom date looked very excited to be attending the dance with him. He has aged into a hunky silver fox and still has his handsome looks from his teenage days.