If your teenage years weren’t your finest moments in the lands of fashion and beauty, you’re not alone: Ellen DeGeneres is right there with you. To celebrate the 15th season of her show, the talk show host posted a throwback photo from when she was “about 15” years old, poking fun of herself as only DeGeneres can.
“In honor of Season 15, here’s a photo of me when I was just about 15 (why God, why?!)” she joked on Instagram.
In the ‘gram, the teen wears her short brown hair in voluminous curls (what, Ellen isn’t a natural blonde?) and rocks a plain blue tee. Perhaps her killer fashion sense didn’t arrive until a few years later, when her name practically became synonymous with a smart suit and preppy kicks.
There was another reason behind DeGeneres’s throwback on a Tuesday: The talk show host wants to see your 15-year-old pictures too. “Post a photo from when you were 15 with #ellen15 and you might just see yourself on my show next week!” she wrote.
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Hilarious childhood photos are just one more reason we’re excited for The Ellen Show to make its comeback on Sept. 5.