25 People Ready For Their Close-Up

October 3rd, 2014

25 People Ready For Their Close-Up - Awkward Galleries
























42 Responses to “25 People Ready For Their Close-Up”

  1. Lance says:

    Can’t believe nobody’s commented on the most weird photo of all, the one with the chick appearing multiple times in different garb (one with her bra straps down…?) and her hubby just chilling out twice. It looks fairly recent, too, so no “80s” excuse. What was that woman thinking?

  2. Charlie Sprocket says:

    Tease it to Jesus! The bigger the hair, the closer to God.

  3. Lisa Higdon says:

    Where are they now??

  4. Pinky says:

    Not all were awful, just most of them. Back in the day those spiral perms were the thing.

  5. maryis says:

    One thing I learned from Glamour Shots: if your boss has a Glamour Shot of his wife on his desk, you ARE smarter than your boss and should have his job instead.

    • mary says:

      HAHA, your comment made me laugh. My old boss from years ago would call you in the office to talk and right out front was an 8×10 boudoir shot of his wife. All glamorized in a nighty. How can you take this person seriously who brings this to work.

  6. Ann L.B. says:

    The ginger in the flowered dress just ate my soul.

  7. April says:

    I had my Glamour Shots done right after high school, cheaper than the yearbook photos and way more personality. I LOVE that houndstooth hat though! And I agree, not awkward, just a sign of the times.

  8. Karen says:

    the little girl with her mom both wrapped in the white boa…by far the creeppiest to me. that poor little girl! yikes

  9. Karen says:

    I remember when glamour shots were all the rage. Back in the day, people were so thrilled to show them off. When you first got them, you carried them to school or work and showed them to all your friends, gave copies to your mother to show to all her friends. Then framed them and hung them prominently. I wanted to have mine done SO bad. I am glad now, that we could never afford them 😛

  10. Amy says:

    That guy with the crazy hair and messed up teeth in the Olan Mills pic looks like something off of Fraggle Rock.

  11. Megan says:

    Most of these are Glamour Shot hooker portraits … kids these days, they just can’t work it like we did.

    Also, the guy with the cats is ADORABLE.

  12. Mandrake says:

    Seriously……Chad. Chad wins the 80’s.

  13. Horace Rider says:

    I bet most of these photos were taken with a promise of “Nobody will see these pictures but you.” or maybe not. “I’ll take the picture as long as you don’t show it to anyone and keep a straight face” sounds more like it.

    On the other hand, I must compliment whoever compiled these shots, there’s not one duck face selfie in the lot. That is a very pleasant change of pace.

  14. KKC says:

    I could not stop laughing at all of these…SAD PART is…I used to wear my hair like some of these chicks! THE guy in the bow tie looked like my prom date..had the same outfit!!

  15. huansohn says:


  16. Sue Wheat says:

    #1 is clearly Courtney Cox’s identical twin brother with a snake!

  17. louisa says:

    The sexy lingeree woman in the white wig……with the baby…who has that pacifier……and then the nursey costume woman in the back. I …I cant even….what is even happening there?

  18. connie says:

    the first pic is awsone… he is a doll… even though he has the snake….lol….. also alot of the ladies hair do is from when i was in school;;;;

  19. Chad says:

    Come on guys! This was one of the best pictures of me! I was buff!

  20. Rick says:

    I’m really glad the 1980’s are over. Some of these photo’s the kids don’t look happy. Gone are big hair and mullets and leather jackets.

  21. Tom says:

    Oh my, the big hair…and that’s just the guys! The only thing creepier than the woman with the baby in her boa was the guy with the two cats…

  22. Kate says:

    To be fair… some of these aren’t “awkward”… they’re just straight out of the 80’s/early 90’s.

  23. Catherine says:


  24. Brett says:

    #4 looks like the guy from Turbo

  25. Bo says:

    Come on chad…

  26. ambur says:

    Is number eight bobo from that Bigfoot hunting show?

  27. kdr says:

    That one guy looks like the love child of Hodir and Andre The Giant.

  28. Tom says:

    I got one word: Chad

  29. Kim says:

    Oh, Chad……

  30. Gab Quill says:

    OMG, what were we thinking in those days?? Why, why, why did we all think that our hair looked ‘gorgeous’!!!! LOL & yes, I too went for ‘glamour’ shots in the 80s. 😛

  31. Mike says:

    Oh to live in the 80’s again lol

  32. Melissa says:

    My eyes will never recover. Wonder how big a hole in the ozone was caused by all that hairspray.

  33. jerry says:

    This is why photographer’s should be licensed and put their work up for peer review BEFORE giving it to the customer.

  34. Becky says:

    Oh my gosh. Some of those are so obviously “Glamour Shots”… Even I went once. Silly. Fun, but silly

  35. suzi says:

    omg the hair

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