Ah prom night! The fabled rite of passage where teenage dreams of splendid romance are unceremoniously bulldozed by acne ridden photos and illicit jello shots.
You would have to be criminally insane (or insanely popular) to want to go back to that fateful night of corsages and virgin cocktails, but we can all take comfort in the fact that we are not alone with out post traumatic prom syndrome.
Our favorite celebs all threw on bedazzled frocks and buttonholes alongside us, but somehow they all managed to look at least 50 percent more awesome than awkward.
Don't believe me? Check out the celebrity snap shots below and choose your own prom king or queen.
Jessica Alba serves Oktoberfest, Bavarian milk maid realness!
Meryl Streep has always looked regal.
If Ferrell wasn't bestowed with the title of Prom Queen, the world is more unjust than we ever possibly imagined.
Bad Gal Riri must have been a huge Nick Carter fan to tolerate these criminal curtains.
I think we may have found one of the only men who actually looks better bald...
Mastering the art of smug since 1961.
Scar-Jo went to prom with Lena Dunham's fiancee, Jack Antonoff. Who'd have thought it!
I don't know who the fashion police should arrest first...
Kim K's prom date was Michael Jackson’s nephew and former 3T member, TJ Jackson, which I'm sure had nothing to do with how famous he was. Nothing at all.
Sadly, Gaga didn't arrive at her prom in a giant egg.
Before the White House, there was the white suit.
Slicked hair, don't care.
Something tells me Mama Knowles was already designing the future Queen B's clothes in high school...
Is it just me, or was dobrev's prom date Stefan Salvatore? Maybe doppelgängers are real...
Now we all have a handy mental image to accompany the word "smooth"
Buster Rhymes had already nailed his trademark pineapple tresses back in his high school days.
The bristly pelt of a werewolf was already desperately trying to burst out of Lautner's scalp.
Courtney Cox's real prom was certainly a lot more photogenic than her Friends flashback!
Sure, Jennifer Aniston looks classier than anybody who has ever attended prom in this picture, but there's no denying Rachel's prom was more entertaining!
Prom night or shotgun wedding. You decide.
How would you feel if your old prom photos resurfaced on the internet?