Before they were posing on the red carpet, they were posing in front of limos. That’s right: Gwen Stefani, Tom Brady, and Matthew McConaughey all attended proms, formals, or homecomings, just like the rest of us plebeians. Don't believe us? Well, we have the photos to prove it.
We've assembled 13 incredible prom photos of celebrities that are just as awkward as all of ours. Which means, no sweat if there was a bug in your hair or a weird run in your tights on prom night — you, too, could be a celebrity if you work as hard as Taraji P. Henson.
Of course, some of them do look exactly the same (Gigi Hadid is, after all, only 21). But there are also plenty of bejeweled gowns, questionable hair 'dos, and amazing throwback pairings. Ahead, the 13 best celebrity prom photos. John Stamos, is that you?