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We Can’t Stop Looking at Michelle Obama’s Epic ’80s Prom Pic

There’s a new photo challenge going around Instagram, and we’re seriously excited for the series of throwback pics it’s about to inspire. Michelle Obama posted a throwback photo of herself on prom night in the ’80s as part of the #PromChallenge, and we’re seriously obsessed with the dress, the hair, all of it.

“Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress,” Obama wrote. “If you’re a student or teacher, join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote — you could get a free prom for your school! Learn more at You can also help me spread the word by posting your prom photo with #PromChallenge.

The Prom Challenge is an initiative from When We All Vote and MTV, and was created to “celebrate and recognize 20 high schools across the country integrating voter registration into their schools in the most creative and impactful ways.” Posts like Obama’s, with the tag #PromChallenge, help raise awareness of this national competition, and will hopefully inspire high schools across the country to take part and report their voter registration efforts.

This post is typical Michelle Obama through and through — she’s not just showing us an amazing sneak peek at her ’80s fashion, she’s supporting a good cause while doing it. Now, we can think of at least 50 other celebs whose prom photos we’d really like to see…let’s just hope they follow our former First Lady’s lead.

Click here for everything we learned about Michelle Obama from her memoir Becoming.

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