After getting a look at John Krasinski's prom photo, we asked for your embarrassing prom pictures. And, boy, were you people some awesomely awkward teens! We got lots of great submissions, and here are the best of the worst.
These are all bad for so many different reasons: the fashion is outdated, the interactions are awkward, or the subjects are trying to display their fledgling individuality so hard that it turned the corner into craziness.
Here are all the honorable mentions. Everyone has been awarded a star (if they didn't have one already) for their pain and suffering. Click on the commenter's name to see the original picture.
I Love the '80s by RumpOfSteelSkin
Oh So Molly by SnarkTard
Psst...I'm Gay by GildedBeaver
Bad Hair Battle by Roosevelt_Franklin
Bros Before Hos by BillReeee
You're the Tops by SomebodyOrAnother
Precious Moments by AlexandriaHeather
2001 Prom, 1961 Hair by EatMeWithCake
Is That You, Rob Lowe? by NerD:blogOtaku
Stars and Stripes by LaJahie
Hall & Oates Tag Team by Silly.Rabbit
Dynasty Does Prom by Jen Crowder
They Wear Their Sunglasses at Night by A Woozle Named Peanut
Hearts Afire by SomeAssemblyRequire
Nothin' But a G Thing by Bklynstl5
Duct Tape Dress by Remedios Varo can't see
I See a Pattern by Ashley Salvati
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Sling by Kniemer1
Look at Those Guns by HighJump
Head and Shoulders by Omgrrrl
Scarlett Goes Scarlet by QuirkyWinona
Shiny Object by GaryHeeeee
Watch Your Hands by ChideHerald [rockchalks you]
Welcome to the '70s by Phlox
All of those are pretty bad, but there is only one picture that could beat them all. Yes, it is sort of sad, embarrassing, funny, amazing, and unforgettable all at the same time. Here is your winner "The Sad Goths" by Tetherette.
Congratulations, Tetherette, you won a $50 Olive Garden gift card. Email me to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone for submitting, and I hope you've all gotten new hairstyles since these pictures were taken.