They Said Yes! 24 Celebs Who Went to Prom

Because deep down, stars just want to wear Jessica McClintock, eat hotel food and get down to Top 40 tunes, too

01 of 24

SELENA GOMEZ

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Gomez, an avid supporter of child and health-centered nonprofits, surprised those on the makeshift dance floor of the Children's Hospital of Orange County for its 17th annual Oncology Prom, themed "Around the World in One Night."

The yearly tradition focuses on supporting teens aged 14 to 19 who are either cancer survivors or currently undergoing treatment, providing a space to celebrate their strength and journey with friends and family.

Alongside Jack Black and Grey's Anatomy cast members, Gomez made sure it was a night to remember by posing for selfies with eager fans and clowning around in the venue's photobooth.

02 of 24

BELLA HADID

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Hadid helped make prom a night to remember for teens at Oceanside High outside of N.Y.C. after she crashed their party bus and posed for a group photo-op!

From the looks of her Instagram stories, she was on location shooting along a N.Y.C. beach in June 2018, and since Oceanside, NY is near Long Beach, it's plausible the model ran into the students around town and decided to join in on the fun. Hadid let the prom-goers shine in their formal wear, posing beside them in a simple black velour Juicy Couture sweatsuit.

03 of 24

DRAKE

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While the rapper didn't have the opportunity to attend his own prom, the "Hotline Bling" singer was given a second chance to experience an authentic high school rite of passage when he accompanied his cousin Jalaah Moore and her date to her senior prom. Drake's outfit of choice? A black turtleneck, of course.

04 of 24

CANDACE CAMERON BURE

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Be still our hearts! From the small screen to IRL, the Fuller House actress revealed in an Instagram post that she took her costar and TV boyfriend Scott Weinger (a.k.a. Steve) to her "real life senior prom," sparking a slew of awws among devoted fans.

05 of 24

LILY-ROSE DEPP

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Yoga Hosers costars Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp – whose fathers are director Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp, respectively – pose together before attending their senior prom. According to Smith's dad, who snapped the pic, the pair had their own dates, "but they were there strictly to chew bubble gum and squish Bratzis!"

06 of 24

PARIS JACKSON

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Dream date! Jackson proved she's the perfect plus-one when she accompanied her bestie to prom in an outfit that complemented her friend's ensemble in an unexpected (and totally genius!) way. "Only true friends dye their hair to match their gal's prom gown," the daughter of the late Michael Jackson wrote on Instagram.

07 of 24

ARIEL WINTER

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Back at it again! One year after going to prom with boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette, the Modern Family actress finally attended her own high school prom, wearing a figure-flattering Xcite gown to complement her crimson 'do.

08 of 24

BRAD PITT

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And here you have it – proof the actor has long been a dreamboat. Rocking feathered hair and a powder blue suit at his 1982 prom, Pitt's style was on point for the times.

09 of 24

TAYLOR LAUTNER

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He got his big break in Twilight and simultaneously served as every teen girl's crush, an experience which did not deter the actor's excitement for his own high school prom. "You always watch a prom in movies growing up, and then it's like, "Oh, wow, I'm at prom!" It was a cool experience," he previously told Teen.

10 of 24

JIMMY FALLON

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So cute! The late-night talk show host poked fun at himself in his high school prom photo when he shared the image on Twitter in 2013. "My date went tanning the night before. I did not," he wrote. "I looked like powder."

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MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

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Before McConaughey became an Oscar winner, the actor shined as an impeccably dressed prom date, whose royal blue bowtie complemented his date's dress.

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JOHN STAMOS

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Once a heartthrob, always a heartthrob! The Full House star took to Instagram to share this throwback gem from his high school prom – accompanied by a very appropriate hashtag: #hair.

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KELLAN LUTZ

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After striking up a friendship with Lutz on social media, 18-year-old Brianna Siciliano asked the Twilight star to her June 2015 prom. Ever the gentleman, the actor not only accepted but also picked up his date in a Bentley and posed for group photos. Let's just say the night definitely didn't bite.

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ARIEL WINTER

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Starring on the biggest sitcom on TV didn't stop the Modern Family actress from attending her own prom with then-boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette in April 2015. She was even treated to a hilariously adorable 'promposal'.

15 of 24

JADEN SMITH

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Just call Jaden Smith a prom pro: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's 16-year-old son made quite the style statement at two proms in May 2015, opting for a superhero-inspired get-up at the first and a midi-length skirt and tunic combo for the next, which he attended with actress Amandla Stenberg (Rue from The Hunger Games).

16 of 24

JUSTIN BIEBER

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The Biebs had always wanted to go to prom, so he decided to make his own dream come true (we're sure the sea of screaming girls didn't mind, either) when he crashed Chatsworth Charter High School's prom in April 2015. Attendees flooded Twitter with video clips of the pop star's surprise visit, with one student writing: "No other prom will ever be as turnt as #ChatsworthProm2k15!! Did @justinbieber go to your prom??"

17 of 24

TAYLOR SWIFT

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Just like Rihanna, Tay Sway also participated in MTV's Once Upon a Prom, serving as high school senior Whit Wright's date for the night. "I felt so much like I was in high school again – in a good way, without any drama, without anyone being catty," she said. "It was the coolest thing!"

18 of 24

BRANDY & KOBE BRYANT

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Before Kobe became a household name, he was just a high school basketball star with dreams of taking Brandy, then starring on Moesha, to his 1996 prom. And what Kobe wants, he gets: he flew Brandy and her mom out to Philadelphia for the dance.

19 of 24

SHAUN WHITE

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High school senior Carly Monzo got the surprise of a lifetime when Olympic snow boarder White showed up at her 2014 prom with his band, Bad Things, after watching Monzo's promposal video asking him to accompany her to the dance. "It was crazy," she said of the night. "I was speechless!"

20 of 24

RIHANNA

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Rihanna was a surprise date for high school student Richard on MTV's reality series Once Upon a Prom back in 2007. The two spent the night dancing, mingling with friends and taking pictures, because "I had to make sure that Richard finished high school with a bang," the singer said.

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DEMI LOVATO

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Apparently not one to break a promise, Lovato flew back to her hometown of Dallas in 2010 to fulfill a longtime deal: attending prom with guy friend Nolan Nardecchia.

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JOHN MAYER

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After a two-year effort to get Mayer to perform at Pennsbury High in Pennsylvania, the singer finally relented and treated the senior class to a surprise prom performance. The Grammy winner's closing remarks to the class of 2004? "Go be amazing people, and I'll see you again."

23 of 24

DANIELLE FISHEL & LANCE BASS

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In what would come to be one of the most '90s prom photos of all time, Boy Meets World's Fishel and 'NSYNC-er Bass documented the day together (yup, they were dating!) before hitting up the actress's prom. Bass originally planned not to attend due to scheduling conflicts, but later sent the star "three dozen roses in the mail with a card that said, 'Plans have changed, I'll be in town. Can I take you to prom? Check yes or no.' And there were two little boxes!" Fishel recalled. "So, of course, I checked the box yes."

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DWYANE WADE

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After high school senior Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video asking her "favorite player" (Wade, obviously) to join her at prom in 2013 the basketball star politely declined … but ended up surprising Muxo at the dance anyway. Naturally, the whole thing made YouTube.

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