Michelle Obama Reveals Her Prom Photo (and Scandalous Dress) on ‘Ellen!’
It’s almost prom time! Do you remember your dress? Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres sure do!
Ah, prom! That magical time of year where all of your teenage dreams come true! Or not, depending on how you remember your prom experience; but either way, prom is a notable event in any teen’s life, a “rite of passage,” if you will.
And of course, along with the whole prom thing comes prom photos! I’m sure most of you still have your prom photos buried in a shoebox somewhere—and hey, guess what? So does Michelle Obama!
On Monday, the First Lady sat down to chat with Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show via satellite from a military base in Jacksonville, Florida. Michelle was visiting the base to speak to the children of military families—some of whom also had the good fortune to join in during Ellen and Michelle’s chat. Naturally, all of the young women of the base are greatly looking forward to their own impending prom, so to get in the spirit of it, Ellen brought a couple of prom memories out from the vaults. First, the funnylady pulled out her prom photo, and it’s… pretty memorable. Want to see?:
Have you ever seen a plaid prom dress before? I hadn’t. But I have now. And all I can say is, once seen, it cannot be unseen. Ellen was born in 1958, so this pic was probably taken circa 1975 or 1976—a time at which, Ellen quipped, it was common practice to turn tablecloths into prom dresses. Crazy!
Then, of course, came the First Lady’s prom picture, which you KNOW you’re just dying to see—so take a look!:
Is that an entire dress made of gold lamé? It just might be. It WAS the ‘80s, after all—Michelle was born in 1964, so this photo is probably from 1981 or 1982. Also, that’s an awfully high slit, is it not? It looks like the First Lady was quite the vixen in her teen years!
Ellen also had a pretty amazing gift for the military teens to help make their prom the best prom ever; watch the whole chat here to see what it was!
Don’t you just love Ellen?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.