“This is a photo of me at my sassiest – taken at Disneyworld, I believe. Can’t believe my mom actually paid for this to happen.”
(submitted by Nina)
“Bowties are cool!”
She looks like the daughter on the movie Spanglish! The one that played Adam sandlers daughter in that movie!
LOL! I’m a LOT older than she is, but I rocked a look nearly like hers in Jr. High back in the 50′s! That was the time the ‘poodle cut’ first came out. It was just much shorter, and turned to frizz without lots of ‘Dippity Do’ (Does anyone remember that ancient hair gel? It came in a huge jar, looked (and felt like) green slime, and if one used too much it flaked out and looked like dandruff! (not that I know that through experience…LOL!) Anyway, I ALSO rocked the braces, but my glasses were pink ‘cat’s-eye’ glasses with rhinestones at the edges! And, despite that, I worked my way through college as a Playboy Bunny! We ALL (Well, with the possible exception of Cindy Crawford) go through that awkward stage at that time of life. It says nothing about how we look by the time we turn 18. (After reading multiple issues of Seventeen mag, followed by Cosmo. (We ALSO go through that ‘superficial is great’ stage!) At least MY generation did. Luckily we grow out of ‘stages’ and become our own true selves in the end! So, I can really relate to this picture, despite the age difference. Still, I’m not too embarrassed, cos in the end I’ve lived an interesting life. I have some great stories to tell my grandkids…with plenty of pictures to back them up. (And, NO, I don’t want to submit any of them here, sorry! Maybe the grands will after I die…who knows. But, I really hope NOT. I’m just a private person, and hope they respect that.
Holy dangling parenthesis, Batman!!
Here: ).)), I think you dropped these.
Who cares about the dangling parentheses, this woman rocks! Carolina, you go, girl!
I love this photo- she looks so proud!
I am completely seeing her as that girl from the 80′s highschool movie who no one even gives a second glance to, then at the big dance at the end she comes in and she’s had the hair done straight so it’s halfway down her back, the glasses and retainer are gone, she’s swapped the awkward bowtie and blazer for a long black dress and she’s replaced that gawky smile with a confident smouldering look as she crosses the dance floor past all the jocks and cheerleaders and she plants a deep kiss on the stunned nerdy guy who always loved her for herself, they dance to a classic pop hit, the camera pulls out until it’s directly above all the dancing couples with our heroes in the middle of it all, cut to black, end credits.
(Optional montage with freeze frames of each character and a sentence explaining what they did next before credits).
I know that girl! I used to be her camp counselor in the early 90s. She was a little older then and definitely not as awkward. In fact, she was one of my favorite students in my “dance like Paula Abdul” class. Now we are fb friends. She’s still sassy in every way, but now she’s all grown up (ps this not a joke!
I so remember when we thought that our cheeks needed glasses to see. And I rocked that poodle hair too in about 1980.
I love how her hair is flat on top and big at the sides, like a spaniel.
We could call this hair style the Gene Simmons…lol
The hair, the glasses, the braces, the halfhearted smile, the red suit, the bow tie, the crookedness of said bow tie, not to mention the red text blending into the jacket. This is golden.
The best is the caption “what to wear on a first date.” I never think to pull out my bowtie…
I sooo love this pic! I hope the person who posted it is the person in the pic! I was there in the 80s… I didn’t have the glasses but certainly had the perm, braces and bowtie! I love to see a pic of her now! We all had an awkward stage sista! Embrace it!!!!
life has gotten much better – thanks gina!
This is, without a doubt, THE quintessential Awkward Family Photo. Winner!!!!!
I’d have to agree with you there, at least in the portrait category. I don’t think you can compare portraits with pictures of two or more family members.
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