Even the most famous of celebrities is just a person like you and me. Don’t believe us? Then look at these awkward high school prom pictures of famous celebrities looking goofy and downright uncomfortable. We hope these pictures don’t bring up any trauma to the featured celebs, but if so, at least they can cry into their pile of money!

1. Jeremy Renner

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Mullet Master!

2. Ru Paul

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This one isn’t awkward! We think Ru Paul looks confident and amazing. Guess not much has changed!

3. Ellen Degeneres

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While her hair and dress were incredibly dated, we can say that Ellen hasn’t aged a day!

4. Jimmy Fallon

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Gelled hair? Check! Poofy pink dress and gloves? Check! Awkward pose? Check again! Funnyman Fallon looks more confident now.

5. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga looked amazing with her friends at prom – definitely not as glamorous as she is now, but we think she looks so cute! (And okay, a little awkward).

6. Taylor Swift

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The only thing awkward in this photo is the gang sign Taylor’s date is throwing for the camera!

7. Bruce Willis

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Bruce’s old prom photo is actually old school cool! However, you can tell by the expression on this future star’s face that he is feeling awkward.

8. Jennifer Aniston

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The only thing awkward about this photo is Jen’s hairstyle. We don’t see anyone going to their hair dresser with that picture printed out!

9. Brad Pitt

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We are failing to see the awkward here. When you look like Brad Pitt, awkward doesn’t matter!

10. Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton Kutcher is having a blast in this candid prom photo. Confidence is key, and Kutcher’s killer dance moves show how confident he was even in high school.

11. Matthew Mcconaughey

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“That’s what I like about them high school girls…” We love Matthew, but his prom picture is so dorky and awkward! Good thing this star had the talent and the charm to become un-awkward and successful!

12. Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama is looking like a queen in her golden gown. The pose is awkward, but she looks fierce! Go girl!

13. Beyoncé

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The only awkward thing about this photo is that this guy didn’t stay with the future mega-star! We wonder if he still kicks himself…

14. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop’s date’s shoulder pads are about as hilarious as it gets. Why does Snoop look so out of it? Maybe he had a quick smoke session before prom – we wouldn’t be surprised!

15. Taylor Lautner

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The spiky hair is definitely awkward! But at least Taylor’s date was the prom queen! She must not have minded the hedgehog hair!

16. Jon Hamm

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This amazing actor still couldn’t hide his awkward expression in his prom photo!

17. Lizzie Caplan

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Some of these pictures have been a little questionable on the awkward scale; however this one is 10/10 awkward! Great job!

18. Fergie

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Fergie certainly doesn’t look awkward in her prom queen photo. The awkward comes from the boys behind her pining away over the beauty!

19. Wiz Khalifa

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Uh… I’m not sure which of these is supposed to be the awkward one. Wiz was rocking that pink vest!

20. Harry Styles

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The couple’s body language in this posed picture is pretty awkward – but check out our boy now! Maybe he does better in candid photos.

21. Miley Cyrus

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Even Hannah Montana had awkward prom photos! Her date looks extremely ecstatic to be with her.

22. Christina Aguilera

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Now why did the gorgeous Christina have to share a prom date? I bet if she went now she could have 1,000 dates!

23. Lindsey Lohan

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We think Lindsey looked great at her prom! Prom is already awkward – we imagine more so when you’re already a star.

24. Tiger Woods

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This prom pose is super awkward! But hey, good news for Tiger – you have hardly aged a day!

25. Kim Kardashian

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The most awkward part of this prom photo is the fact that Kim’s face has completely changed. Are we sure that’s her??

26. Carrie Underwood

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It’s an unwritten rule that prom pictures have to be at least a little awkward; but this country cutie looks absolutely adorable at her dance!

27. Halsey

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We are glad the sticking your tongue out trend has mostly died out. Yikes!

28. Karlie Kloss

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Move along – nothing awkward here! Just Karlie killing it!

29. Jaden Smith

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We admire Jaden’s confidence, but even he is having a hard time pulling off that weird Batman/wedding dress getup. Sorry Jaden!

30. Will Ferrell

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Leave it to class clown Will Ferrell to make his prom picture awkward. Hey, if the tiara fits!

31. Barak Obama

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Wow! Mr. 44 had two dates? We believe it. Look at that smile!

32. Meryl Streep

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This awkward photo of the prom queen Meryl is only due to uncontrollable events – like the sun in her eyes! Still looking fabulous Meryl!

33. Angelina Jolie

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We are failing to see the awkward here. Jolie looked stunning (something most of us can’t say about our high school selves)! Perhaps the awkward is on the inside. Angelina doesn’t really look ecstatic to be there.

34. Terry Crews

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Who is that guy? We can’t recognize him without his famous pecs! We are kidding – Terry and his date look great in this photo; it’s the outdated styles that make it awkward.

35. Reese Witherspoon

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Talk about an awkward facial expression. Reese’s deadpan look into the camera makes her look like she would rather be anywhere else! She was still beautiful!

36. Jessica Alba

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We cannot find the awkward in this photo either… oh, wait, there it is! Check out her date’s weird hand resting on her forearm. The pinnacle of awkward prom poses.

37. George Clooney

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The satin suit is amazingly awkward for 2019 – and surprise! This silver fox was a fox in high school too!

38. Scarlett Johansson

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This picture isn’t very awkward! It’s nice to see the celeb in natural makeup and funky jewelry.

39. Courtney Cox

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Yikes! Thanks to that matronly hairdo, Courtney looks like she could be her own mother! Hairstyles are much more flattering now, thank goodness.

40. Rihanna

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Our girl Ri Ri looks amazing in her prom photo! In fact, she outshines her date so much, the picture turned out incredibly awkward for him!

41. Amy Poehler

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This hysterical funny-woman didn’t have to try to make her prom photo funny; the hairstyle and bow accomplished that for her!

42. Sandra Bullock

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It’s always a little awkward to see intimate moments or PDA, but Sandra looks so radiant and happy in her prom photo we didn’t even notice!

43. Blake Lively

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Oh my God. Blake’s date’s floating hands are incredibly uncomfortable to look at. Awkward city!

44. Natalie Portman

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Natalie has an awkward expression in her prom photo. We don’t blame her, we would feel awkward too if we were that beautiful!

45. Tyra Banks

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Awkward pose, but beautiful couple! Who knew that one of the biggest supermodels in the world was beautiful in high school too?

There you have it! Some slightly awkward celebrity prom photos, and some very awkward ones. Enjoy!