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Pouf – there it is! The Bethenny Ever After star was big and beautiful in her crimson gown from her 1984 prom – and assures us that the dress most definitely stayed on. "I went with a friend who was interested in me. I was just interested in going to the prom," she says of her Wheatley High prom on New York's Long Island. "He didn't get any that night, so I can sleep at night knowing [my daughter] Bryn can handle herself in the future."
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She isn't "smizing," but Tyra Banks still gives good face at her Immaculate Heart High School's junior prom in 1990. "The strap broke on my dress, but I didn't know it – hence the deep sexy V-showing cleavage," the talk-show host reveals, adding that her dress was the only scandalous aspect of her low-key L.A. dance. "My date, Craig Taylor, and I went to a diner after the dance … He took me home right after, and it was before midnight. I remember how shocked my mom was that I came home so early."
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In a glittering Vera Wang Lavender dress, the Modern Family star celebrated her somewhat spooky 2008 prom on Friday the 13th! "It was at some warehouse in N.Y.C. on the East Side," says the Professional Performing Arts School alum, who posed with male pals, but went stag to her prom.
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"We had a small car wreck on the way, but I didn't care if the car went off a cliff, because I was with Seaborn!" the chef says of her swoon-worthy date to her 1965 prom, Seaborn Curry. Deen, who attended Georgia's Albany High School, admits of her teen self: "I never went anywhere without my big pink cans of Adorn hairspray!"
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In 2006, the Jersey Shore star traded her pouf for curls for "the best time of my life" – her Marlboro High prom in upstate N.Y.!
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She was mad for plaid! In platforms and an empire-waist dress, the talk-show host and date Richard Reynolds embraced 1976 style for her Atlanta, Texas, prom.
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The Bachelorette was only a freshman in 1999, but she still scored a date to the senior prom at Mount Greylock Regional High School! While waiting for her escort to pick her up, she posed with her brother Mike at her family's Williamstown, Mass., home.
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"I got my lacy black, mermaid-style dress in the big city (New York) and was rockin' my big hair!" says the No Ordinary Family star of her 1990 prom at Franklin Regional H.S., near Pittsburgh, Pa. "This was my senior prom and I was feeling fancy!"
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"This was my favorite dress ever!" gushed the reporter about the gown she wore to her 1990 Del Campo High School junior prom in Fair Oaks, Calif. "We thought we were so cool!" Ling says of herself and date Ren Bates, poking good-natured fun at "the cool orchid corsage and Ren's multi-colored tie and cummerbund."
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Donna Martin graduates ... and so does Tori Spelling! The Beverly Hills, 90210 star went to L.A.'s Harvard-Westlake School, attending prom with her first beau, Ryan Ozar. "I was so excited and was obsessed with Pretty Woman at the time. I remembering wanting a red dress like Julia Roberts in the movie," says Spelling, adding, "Too bad I didn't know about getting roots and eyebrows done back then. Ha ha!"
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CARRIE ANN INABA
"I waited two years to go to the prom with him," the Dancing with the Stars judge said of her escort to her 1986 Punahou School prom in Honolulu. "I gave myself a haircut," she admits, adding, "Perhaps I shouldn't have cut my own hair for my dream prom date."
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The $#*! My Dad Says star's real-life parent, mom Marirose, is a lot more fun than his cantankerous onscreen pop! The actor took his mom to Chicago's Mt. Carmel High's annual mother-son dance in 1993. "My mother won the giant centerpiece from our table," he says. "It barely fit in the car."