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Ellen got Michelle Obama's prom pics last year, but Time magazine one-ups that with the holy grail of prom pics: the Commander in Chief himself, in all his 17-year-old glory. Head here to see Barry in full afro mode, complete with a plant-based necklace of some kind (it's a Hawaiian thing?). And head here to see what your favorite Racked editors wore back in our day. For the record, Barry did it better than we did. [Time]