Bill Clinton Attempts #PuberMe Challenge for Puerto Rico Aid -- But He Looked Cool Even in His Awkward Teen Years

Former President Bill Clinton is the latest big name to share a throwback photo in support of Nick Kroll and Stephen Colbert's #PuberMe challenge for Puerto Rico

President Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary Clinton Blue Bell, Pa
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Bill Clinton made even his awkward teen years look cool.

The former president is the latest big name to share a throwback photo in support of Nick Kroll and Stephen Colbert’s #PuberMe challenge, which asks celebrities to share awkward snapshots of themselves from their puberty years to raise money for Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

“.@StephenAtHome: the awkward years — big dreams & even bigger hair,” Clinton tweeted alongside a smiling photo of himself confidently crossing his arms and leaning against a classic red car. “Thank you for helping those in need. #PuertoRicoRelief #OneAmericaAppeal.”

The only problem, according to Twitter, was that Clinton looked so unawkward in the photo that some fans even compared him to Elvis Presley.

“Is that really the most awkward photo you could come up with? Still looks pretty cool to me,” wrote one fan.

Reese Witherspoon encountered a similar problem with her #PuberMe photo that can only be described as adorably awkward at most.

“So cute!” read many of the comments on the actress’ Instagram post. “Nothing awkward about this!” one fan wrote.

Regardless of the level of awkward, the photos still benefited a good cause.

Comedian Nick Kroll launched the #PuberMe challenge last week during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert then sweetened the deal by pledging to make a donation from his Americone Dream Fund toward Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico for every celebrity who participated. Kroll also promised to match the donations.

Since then, celebrities including Busy Philipps, Jimmy Kimmel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Sarah Silverman, Topher Grace and Lena Dunham have also shared awkward throwback photos of themselves for the cause.

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