Back-to-school season is upon us and while those of us who are past our classroom years use this time as an excuse to fill our wardrobes with fall’s best new clothes, others are prepping for their big moment: yearbook photos. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up the best pictures of celebrities from their teenage years, awkward moments (or not!) and all.
From triple threat Jennifer Lopez’s 1987 portrait taken during her time at Preston High School in the Bronx, New York (above, left), to Tom Cruise’s dapper senior picture shot at Glen Ridge High School senior in 1980 (above, right), we love stars’ throwback looks! Even better? InStyle’s September cover girl Julia Roberts’s 1985 snap from her years at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Ga. (below, left), and the snap of Beyoncé as a freshman at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts taken in 1996 (below, right).