I Was a Senior Hottie!

Good morning seniors at Blogville High! The day has arrived to put your best foot forward and show us what you’ve got!

Who was the Most Popular?

Most Likely to Succeed?


Senior Prom King and Queen?

Well, today those titles are meaningless because all we care about is who was the most smokin’ hot their senior year of high school.

You can see 4 of my finest below. Faces have been modified to protect the innocent.

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The professional photos taken at the dance were always classic, right? Cheesy backgrounds and the dance’s theme (which was always based on some popular song) emblazoned on the bottom.

high school,homecoming,senior year

What about all the photos taken before you ever left for the dance? Tell me I wasn’t the only one who took the “Back-of-dress-and-hair” photos?


A guy friend went to a Catholic high school in the city and asked me to go with him to their Valentine’s Dance. Apparently mid-year, I had shorter hair but was still rockin’ the bangs.

high school photo linkup

I grew my hair long again by the time prom rolled around. Who didn’t love the up do?

high school, senior year

For graduation, the boys were blue and the girls donned gold robes.

And my hair was short again. Go figure.


Grab a #SeniorHottie button from my sidebar and link up your teenage awesomeness! If this is your first time hearing about I Was a Senior Hottie, there’s still time to take part! Linky is open today through the end of the day Monday, May 30th.

My sincere gratitude is extended to all the fabulous, good-natured bloggy peeps who are linking up!

Have a blast this summer and K.I.T.!

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123 Responses to I Was a Senior Hottie!
  1. tracy
    May 25, 2011 | 12:04 am

    Oh my word – you were adorable! Loved your taste in fancy dresses – and of course, your updo’s.

  2. Cori
    May 25, 2011 | 12:04 am

    Wahoop this is great!!!!

  3. Julie
    May 25, 2011 | 12:04 am

    You look like Belle from Beauty and the Beast in your prom dress!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 5:25 pm

      I actually really loved that dress. I remember being so excited to wear it. But the weird thing? It had pockets!

  4. Jessica
    May 25, 2011 | 12:05 am

    You were rockin’ those long gloves. Love all the dresses. I never wore anything that fancy. I guess some things never change.

  5. Elaine
    May 25, 2011 | 12:05 am

    Girl, you are rockin’ the dance dresses! And you have an awesome smile! Love all of these. πŸ˜€

    Thanks for hosting. This is SO much fun!!

  6. Galit Breen
    May 25, 2011 | 12:05 am

    The hair! The back-of-the-dress! The changed hair! Love it lady! This idea? Fabulous! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  7. Theresa
    May 25, 2011 | 12:19 am

    Oh god, I miss the satin dresses. Mine was peach with lace trim. You will have to take my word for it because I have destroyed all photographic evidence.

    You are hot, lady!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 5:26 pm

      Peach with lace trim?!? Wow, I bet that was a doozie of a dress!

  8. lucy
    May 25, 2011 | 12:19 am

    you are, of course, way freakin cute!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 6:42 pm

      You are, of course, too sweet!

  9. Hutch
    May 25, 2011 | 12:19 am

    Look at you with the sexy back and the long gloves…I love it!

  10. Yuliya
    May 25, 2011 | 12:26 am

    You look so grown up and sophisticated….I still can’t pull off lookin’ like an adult!

  11. Natalie
    May 25, 2011 | 12:47 am

    Look how darn cute you are!

    The up-do’s, the protecting-the-innocent by putting on the glasses and mustaches…all #ALLCAPSAWESOME!

  12. Barbara
    May 25, 2011 | 3:12 am

    You were a senior hottie! I love all those dresses and how you could rock a pair of long gloves!

  13. Alison@Mama Wants This
    May 25, 2011 | 3:21 am

    Oh you were absolutely cute! Your smile is still the same – sparkling.

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 6:45 pm

      You know how to make me smile, Alison! πŸ™‚

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  15. Kristin @ What She Said
    May 25, 2011 | 5:13 am

    You were adorable (and you haven’t aged a bit!). Love the clever disguises. Hee.

    Thanks for hosting this. I’m all linked up and ready for fun!

  16. Elena
    May 25, 2011 | 5:28 am

    This is awesome! I love the ending…K.I.T. – haven’t seen that in a while! Thanks for a fun linkup Liz.

  17. C.Mom
    May 25, 2011 | 5:29 am

    Seriously you were a senior hottie!!!
    …I never did the back of dress pic. Though my dad did have me take pics where I was looking over my shoulder! does that count? πŸ™‚

    And you with the masked faces. That was pure brilliance!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 6:47 pm

      The over the shoulder TOTALLY counts!

  18. Jessica
    May 25, 2011 | 5:46 am

    I am dying over these pictures, mostly because… I HAD THAT DRESS. The same exact one with the lace up back. Now I have to find that picture! Thanks for staring this Liz, it’s been a blast already and I haven’t even linked up yet.

  19. Making It Work Mom
    May 25, 2011 | 6:07 am

    Love the dresses! There is nothing that dates a picture like a prom dress. I also love the oh so awkward prom date poses! Perfect.

  20. Leighann
    May 25, 2011 | 6:42 am

    I love the gloves and the flowers. You are stunning, almost like you’re practicing for your wedding day.

    The picture of the back of the dress and hair is classic

  21. Kmama
    May 25, 2011 | 7:04 am

    Love the your prom dress!! And gloves?? Wow.

    I am lame-o and forgot about this today, but I’ll link something up on Friday!!

  22. Motpg
    May 25, 2011 | 7:11 am

    You were adorable! And your dates, so handsome ; ) But now I feel old because I was already married with three kids when you were in highschool ; )

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 6:52 pm

      But we ALL were senior hotties at one point! πŸ˜‰ It doesn’t matter the year!

  23. Jen
    May 25, 2011 | 7:16 am

    I totally loving all these senior hotties!

    Great idea, Liz.

    So fun.

  24. Lady Estrogen
    May 25, 2011 | 7:21 am

    OMG – that is hilarious.

  25. angela
    May 25, 2011 | 7:28 am

    What a lovely smile you have, seriously. And the back of dress/back of hair photo is perfect.

  26. A Mommy in the City
    May 25, 2011 | 7:28 am

    You are too cute! Love these pictures! I need to convince my parents to scan some of my high school pics for me so that I can participate!

  27. Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    May 25, 2011 | 7:44 am

    Did you were sooooooo adorable!!!!!! I love that you are doing this link up. So fun!!!!

  28. Frelle
    May 25, 2011 | 6:56 am

    you SO WERE a senior hottie! πŸ™‚ Love your dresses and you are beautiful!

  29. Kir
    May 25, 2011 | 7:58 am

    Look at you!!!! adorable! Love your dresses, you were gorgeous!

    thanks for this, it’s making my week!

  30. Natalie
    May 25, 2011 | 8:00 am

    Yes you had to have the back picture to show off the hair! You could not have a successful dance without have the cheesy background! πŸ™‚

  31. Angie
    May 25, 2011 | 8:08 am

    I love the obligatory back of the dress pose! I wore my hair the same way for my junior prom!!
    Great Link up Liz!!

  32. Amy
    May 25, 2011 | 8:08 am

    Ahh, you were so cute and normal looking! Love the sophisticated gloves!!!

  33. KLZ
    May 25, 2011 | 8:13 am

    The back of my dress and hair photos were actually my favorites!

  34. Bill
    May 25, 2011 | 8:15 am

    so…I thought to myself, “how come she isn’t mentioning this guy’s obsession with wearing this ridiculous face mask? Wasn’t she embarrassed to go to prom with a guy that kept wearing this thing?”

    Then I realized what was going on and felt silly.

  35. Nina
    May 25, 2011 | 8:24 am

    FANTASTIC pictures!!! Okay, I need a scanner asap!

  36. Jill
    May 25, 2011 | 8:31 am

    Too funny. I never did the back of the dress pics – but it’s a good idea! I love the stars & masks on the “innocent” faces. πŸ™‚

  37. Stacey
    May 25, 2011 | 8:53 am

    You were super cute! It’s always fun to take a walk down memory lane.

  38. Christine @ quasiagitato
    May 25, 2011 | 8:57 am

    This is such a funny idea. And these photos are really not that incriminating…you should be proud of yourself for showing a decent amount of taste during such impressionable years.

  39. Ali
    May 25, 2011 | 9:01 am

    You were totally adorable. You look like one of those nice girls I would want to be friends with.

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 6:57 pm

      Aw, yay for being friends!

  40. Teresa
    May 25, 2011 | 9:12 am

    Gorgeous pics!

  41. Cindi
    May 25, 2011 | 9:13 am

    You were so cute and the dresses . . . elegant choices. So this is loads of fun. πŸ™‚

  42. Shell
    May 25, 2011 | 9:18 am

    Oh, the gloves! Love them!

    And yes, I did back of hair pics. Especially senior prom- b/c I had GOLD BEADS crisscrossing the back of my head. It was fabulous.

  43. Hannah @ Aspire
    May 25, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Ha ha! Too cute; def funny. Love the photos!

  44. Pop
    May 25, 2011 | 9:29 am

    Liz, first of all, cute pics! I’m also loving the 1st pic date’s white shirt, tie, khaki’s combo that pretty much every guy rocked in middle and/or high school.

    Second, you come up with some incredible meme’s/linkups/etc…you’re incredibly creative!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 7:40 pm

      Ha! You are right; the khakis with button down and tie screams high school dance, doesn’t it?

  45. Poppy
    May 25, 2011 | 9:38 am

    So much fun to play dress up. I didn’t even think to grab dance pictures. Those could have been fun too! Maybe next spring. The funny thing is your dresses don’t seem dated yet….but I guess you’re not too far removed. My prom dress looks like I could be on top of a wedding cake.

  46. julie gardner
    May 25, 2011 | 9:40 am

    Liz – You were a total Senior Hottie!

    But how about those dates of yours? You clearly have a type…impressive nose, generous eyebrows, foxy mustache.

    Picture me jealous, lady. REALLY jealous.

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 7:49 pm

      This meme is complete…witty comment from Julie C – check.

  47. HopefulLeigh
    May 25, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Dance portraits are the best! Thanks for hosting the link-up, Liz.

  48. WTH am I Doing
    May 25, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Gah. I meant to do this today…despite the fact that I’ve been on blog hiatus…for lack of time and anything decent to say.

    …and I forgot to bring my stupid pics to scan. Hmph. Fingers crossed that I’ll remember before the 30th. LoL

    You are much hotter than I was in high school…what fun pics! πŸ™‚

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:01 pm

      Reminder! Reminder! Still 3 more days!

  49. Jayme (Random Blogette)
    May 25, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Love the updos! I sometimes miss going to the salon to get my hair all done up like that! I only had one bad experience my freshman year. I didn’t even have a date that year, but I still went with friends and of course had to get my updo. I never went back that salon again!

    Thank you so much for hosting this link up! I love it!

  50. Stefanie
    May 25, 2011 | 11:23 am

    You were cute! I rocked the bangs in 9th or 10th grade. Gotta love those posed dance pictures!

  51. Allie
    May 25, 2011 | 12:11 pm

    This is too much fun! Heehee.

    I got mine up now.

  52. Bossy Betty
    May 25, 2011 | 12:30 pm

    You were INDEED a Senior Hottie!!

  53. Kara-Noel @Eli's Lids
    May 25, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    Saw the carnival on twitter and I thought I would link up a post I did about high school!
    Love to see how your hair changed back and forth through the year!!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:09 pm

      Thank you SO much for stopping by! Thanks for linking up, too!

  54. Paula@Simply Sandwich
    May 25, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    So awesome Liz – glad to see I was not the only graduate in yellow! Heading over to the other hotties now! πŸ™‚ Thanks for doing this – super fun!

  55. Sherri
    May 25, 2011 | 1:08 pm

    I ran out of time to comment on your wonderful pics last night, as I was frantically linking up before bedtime! But oh man, Liz…you rocked thost up-do’s! Wow! And that prom dress with the gloves is princess-worthy for sure (hope you saved them for your girls)!

    And I have to love how you’ve protected those innocent young fellows who asked you out but weren’t lucky enough to be the man you eventually landed.

  56. Leigh Ann
    May 25, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Yes you WERE a senior hottie! Look at all those different boys you had to disguise! Love the glasses and mustache.

  57. Coffee Lovin' Mom
    May 25, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    Thanks for this Liz – I love seeing all the senior hotness on the web today, I feel like I recognize people..it must be the hair!

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  59. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    May 25, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    I love the pictures. You are so cute– no wonder you had so many dates! The guys weren’t exactly knocking down my door back then.

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:10 pm

      Ha! Well, 2 were just friends of mine. Only the homecoming pic was with a boyfriend.

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  61. Lori Lavender Luz
    May 25, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    It looks like, hottie that you were (are), you seemed to have a certain “type.” Maybe too many episodes of Magnum PI as a child?

    Fun meme! You are so so clever.

  62. morgan
    May 25, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Too funny … and fun! Can’t wait to browse through the other sites … I need a good laugh! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting!

  63. parenting ad absurdum
    May 25, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    Actually you were a hottie – now I wanna see those guys!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:11 pm

      Ha! Well, only one was a boyfriend so I didn’t think of the other 2 in terms of cuteness.

      I hope you are surviving relocation!

  64. Stacy Uncorked
    May 25, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    You definitely were a hottie! Still are! πŸ˜‰

    WW: Dinosaur & Dragon Conga Drama

  65. Kate
    May 25, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    I LOVE THEM!!! You are so cute in those pics!

    I’m going to have to track down my pics–I have a box of them in the garage!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:18 pm

      DO it! DO IT!

  66. Jennie B
    May 25, 2011 | 5:31 pm

    You are 2 cute 2B 4-gotten πŸ™‚

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:19 pm

      Yes! Another classic!

      Gosh, we were such dorks! πŸ™‚

  67. Tina @ Life Without Pink
    May 25, 2011 | 7:17 pm

    Ok girl you were HOT in HS πŸ™‚

  68. sparkling74
    May 25, 2011 | 7:58 pm

    it’s so funny that you did this because i wrote my post a couple of weeks ago. i am not ashamed of my senior picture, but it is weird. i still have bangs, always will have bangs because my forehead is like 10 inches tall and i look so severe with my bangs off. i also did the yo yo hairdo through high school. just when i would grow it out, off it would go! but no matter what, always the bangs!

  69. Katie
    May 25, 2011 | 8:22 pm

    i am totally jealous of your bangs. totally.

    I had cowlicks, so I couldn’t have bangs. ruined my high school life. RUINED.

  70. Kimberly
    May 25, 2011 | 10:21 pm

    You are too fracken cute!!

  71. Lori @ In Pursuit of It All
    May 25, 2011 | 11:14 pm

    What stood out to me? Those awesome retro curtains!!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:23 pm

      Hat tip to my mom for those. πŸ™‚

  72. Alexandra
    May 25, 2011 | 11:44 pm

    What a fab ulous idea.
    I WILL show you my senior hotness

  73. Sarah at The Stroller Ballet
    May 26, 2011 | 6:16 am

    You were TOTALLY a hottie! I definitely had some back of the dress and hair photos. I wish I knew where to begin looking for these old pictures…I think they’re somewhere in my parent’s garage

  74. joann mannix
    May 26, 2011 | 7:00 am

    You are so lovely and adorable and hotttt!

    And I hope you don’t take offense to this, but I was called this a few months back, but I think it fits you better, Liz. So, I’m giving you my name. You are a Polly Pocket. I mean, truly, your clothes and hair are perfect. You’re a little doll and you could probably fit into a pocket or at least a medium sized purse. And that’s not an insult. Without my heels, I’m a pocket sized girl, too.

    I’m not posting my pics, mainly because I have no idea where they are. But, I do want to find this pic of me on the beach at 18 years old in my red and white striped bikini. It’s awesome and heartbreaking at the same time. There are boobs and abs in that shot that ran away and no matter how hard I try to coerce them back, they’re just not coming. I might just have to replace them with something man made. *Snort*

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:27 pm

      Oh, how you MUST search for the bikini photo!!

      And the Polly Pocket thing? I’m not that short. I mean, I’m not tall, but I’m not short.

      Do you think the Polly Pocket thing is why men put you on their laps all the time?

      It’s the Triple P – Polly Pocket Phenomenon.

  75. Dana K
    May 26, 2011 | 7:29 am

    LOL love this. I was out of town, so I have to find time to scan some pictures during naptime today. Me & my grad school drop out self was Most Likely to Succeed…

    Also, you were/are so pretty!

  76. Amanda
    May 26, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Did I comment on this yet? I was hear yesterday and today leaving my linky, and I don’t think I have. Anyway, your prom pictures I swear you look exactly like my cousin..are you my cousin??? Liz back in the day could use a sandwich πŸ˜‰

  77. Suniverse
    May 26, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Love the gowns. You are slamming!

    I wish more of life encouraged the wearing of fabulous gowns. People tend to look at you funny when you’re in line at Target in a tiara. Or maybe that’s just me.

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:30 pm

      Maybe we all just need to become Royals and then we’d have events all year long to wear gowns to!

  78. alicia
    May 26, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    So not fair you youngin you! Where are the 6 in. tall bangs?

    Love this idea though. You do know how to bring a crowd together.

  79. The Flying Chalupa
    May 26, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    I am getting such a hoot looking at everyone’s pictures. You were simply adorable, Liz, no surprise. And the back of the dress is awesome. I might have taken photos like that too.

  80. Glamamom
    May 26, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    You are absolutely adorable! Bangs and all.

    Going home this weekend and will grab mine (if my mom let’s me, many are FRAMED lol)

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:34 pm

      Framed and on display! Nice!

  81. Samantha
    May 26, 2011 | 9:53 pm

    This is the best blog hop ever. What a find way to kick off summer. Thanks!

    • Liz
      May 27, 2011 | 8:36 pm

      Aw, thanks! It’s been so fun!

  82. Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom)
    May 27, 2011 | 12:55 am

    K.I.T. That is just awesome.

    You are so darn cute! Love those pictures.

  83. Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    May 27, 2011 | 1:51 am

    You are too funny….seeing those dates on your photos scares me. I was going to sorority formals when you were still in high school. I made my husband drive to my mom’s to get my photo tonight. She trashed her house looking for it. I told her that she did not love me if she couldn’t find it.

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  85. Brandi
    May 27, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    LOVE it! HAHA! Def going to have to dig out my pics… I married my boy-cheerleader boyfriend, so our prom and senior pics are double the funny. πŸ˜‰

  86. Heather @ Life as we know it...
    May 27, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    Love it & how you disguised your dates πŸ™‚ You were a Senior Hottie and totally need to K.I.T! My # is 867-5309 if you wanna do something this summer! Haha…I just had to put that after you put the K.I.T part…totally was in all of the autographs in my yearbook when I was reading through them.

  87. BigD
    May 27, 2011 | 7:50 pm

    Bravo on the best link-up I’ve seen yet!
    I so, so want to participate (and face the shame), but I don’t have ANY pictures–my sister claimed the box of photos from the parents’.
    I feel left out, so I hope you do this again later!

  88. mom taxi julie
    May 28, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Oh my gosh how fun! I’ll have to dig out a few pictures.

  89. Lady Jennie
    May 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Oh my gosh. I’m dyin. I wish I had access to my pictures and knew how to scan them in. Believe it or not, I wore (shudder) a hoop skirt for prom. Yes I did. With shiny blue fabric. My cheeks burn with shame.

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  92. Booyah's Momma
    May 28, 2011 | 11:03 pm

    Whoohoo! I didn’t realize the linky was open through the weekend. Hooray… I can visually embarrass myself via pictures after all.

    Fun meme, Liz. Thanks for putting this together. And you? Major senior hottie.

  93. Lula Lola
    May 29, 2011 | 8:20 am

    Hottie! We’re in Heaven! Love it! I think one year, our prom was The Time of Our Lives! lol Can’t wait to check out the other entries! Fun!

  94. erin margolin
    May 29, 2011 | 3:07 pm


    You are such a doll and so cute! I am workibng on my post now.

    LOVE this idea!

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  96. Ado
    May 30, 2011 | 8:14 am

    I love this. I did my senior hottie or nottie post but I’m not sure how to link it to your list. Here is my link:

  97. Cluttered Brain
    May 30, 2011 | 9:30 am

    i couldn’t find nearly as many old pics as you!
    i know they are around here somewhere…ahh well.
    Love your pics though!

  98. Julie
    May 30, 2011 | 10:41 am

    I’m so jealous that you could cut and grow your hair out so quickly! You were a senior hottie! πŸ™‚

  99. NotJustAnotherJennifer
    May 31, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    I am so bummed I was on social media hiatus last week and missed this! Too funny!! Love it.

  100. CK
    June 9, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    Oh my goodness, you are totally cute in these pics!

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