Prom season is just around the corner and for thousands of teens around the world that means, dressing up, sipping champagne and taking photo’s a-plenty! But chances are, these photo’s will be stored on Facebook, not in a shoe box – that’s where Kelli Allman found these sweet-as-can-be photos of Barack Obama on his Prom night back in 1979!
Is it that time of year already, when awkward, too tall boys hunt out that perfect skinny suit and polish off their best shoes, and girls in their masses worry over whether their chicken fillets will fill out their ever-exaggerated dresses?
You know I’m talking about Prom! Of course when I went to high school (British as we are) it was the Leavers Ball and only the cool guys wore suits, the too-cool guys opted for a jeans-and-jacket look that left the majority of us young ladies well beyond disappointed.
Still, whether it’s the night of your life so far or you leave tipsy and in tears, it’s certainly a night you’ll remember.
Of course, there’s no chance you’d forget Prom in a hurry if you spent yours double-dating with oh, i don’t know, the President of the United States maybe? That’s how Kelli Allman spent hers, and she has the photo’s to prove it!
Yes, after a scandalous week in US politics, photographs of a 17 year-old Barack Obama’s high school prom have resurfaced and have had us all cooing after the then high-schooler and in particular, that adorable mini-fro! Kelli Allman found the photo’s hidden away in a shoe box of memories and were published today by TIME Magazine. Could these guys look any cuter?! No they could not! But if you haven’t had enough, check out the message Baby-Obama left in Kelli’s year book… You can tell a lot about a man by what he writes in a year book, and let me tell you America, you are in good hands!
It has been so nice getting to know you this year. You are extremely sweet and foxy, I don’t know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all! You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes! I hope we can keep in touch this summer, even though Greg will be gone. Call me up, and I’ll buy you lunch sometimes ###-####. Anyways, good luck in everything you do, and stay happy.
Adorable no? Definitely one of the cool kids! Get in touch and let us know what you think of Obama’s 1979 Prom look!
Photo Courtesy: Kelli Allman, via TIME Magazine