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    This Is What Our Glamour Shots From The '90s Would Look Like Today

    So. Much. Hairspray.

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    There was once a time — before Instagram — when real beauty could only be captured in a Glamour Shot.


    We're Erin, Sheridan, and Krista, and these are our childhood Glamour Shots.


    Erin's pictures were taken in Florida, Sheridan's were in New Jersey, and Krista and her mom, Connie, had theirs taken in Kansas.

    And we all had very different experiences when we had our Glamour Shots taken.

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    Erin: It's probably the case that many young girls in 1995 looked forward to a chance to get their Glamour Shots taken, but I truly did not. Mainly because my friend's mom — who took us — told me I'd have to wash my hair (which, as a tomboy, I absolutely hated doing). Looking back, I don't know what was worse: washing my hair beforehand, or the amount of Aqua Net they shellacked on me at the photo shoot.

    Sheridan: This was the year I asked my parents for a new cell phone for my birthday (specifically for a Razr THAT I NEVER GOT, THANKS MOM) and instead they got me a Glamour Shot photo shoot as a present. I was a pretty awkward 13-going-on-14 and I guess they thought this would help boost my confidence. I don't remember much about the day since I've forcibly repressed all memories before the age of 18, but for this I do remember bringing all my outfits and feeling so ~fresh~. Too bad no one told me about strapless bras.

    Krista: I think I was around eight years old when I got my Glamour Shot with my mom at the local mall. At the time I remember wondering if this is what it felt like to be a celebrity in Hollywood. I wore glasses and the photographer made me take them off for the photo. And, thinking about that now, making an eight-year-old girl feel like she couldn't be pretty with her glasses on is kind of messed up.

    But, we decided to have these iconic shots recreated because the '90s were really a time to be alive.

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    Macey J. Foronda / Via BuzzFeed


    Macey J. Foronda / Via BuzzFeed

    Krista and her mom, Connie:

    Macey J. Foronda / Via BuzzFeed

    Final thoughts:

    Macey J. Foronda / Via BuzzFeed

    Erin: It's just really cool to be able to have this headshot to use when I apply to be a waitress in a Vegas casino. Also, I will never ever get over the fact that underneath my bright red lipstick you can see the shimmer of my braces. 1995 was a helluva time.

    Sheridan: This photo will be great evidence to prove I am an angel when I'm inevitably arrested for a bar brawl in say, three years or so. Joking aside, I'm glad my parents forced me to do this because now my friends have something hilarious to look at when they visit.

    Krista: I am really glad I grew up in the '90s because it's funny to look back on moments like this and laugh at the fact that we actually thought this was "glamorous." Back then, slathering on five coats of makeups for a night out was perfectly acceptable, but today it feels like you can't leave the house without a perfectly contoured face.

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