The Tonight Show host is embracing prom season by urging his fans to tweet out their best #PromFail photos — so it's only fair that the comedian would also join in on the fun. Yesterday — on May 3 — he shared a throwback photo from his prom on Twitter to kick off the segment.
The photo immediately went viral — it looks like fans love seeing a peek into what Jimmy's childhood was like. The 42-year-old New York native might be a successful celebrity late-night host now, but there was once a time when he was just another awkward teenager.
Jimmy's date's outfit screamed '80s fashion with the off-the-shoulder sleeves and over-the-elbow gloves, and he adorably admitted that her fake tan and high heels ended up making him look pale and short. The Internet can be a cruel place, and his followers were quick to poke fun at the goofy pic.
Some even went as far to question if the girl was really his prom date, while others pointed out the awkward placement of his hands.
@jimmyfallon I thought her shoulder things were your hands on her shoulders but you were wearing oven mitts 😂— Dean (@dean_b) May 3, 2017
In the end, Jimmy's funny photo of himself did encourage fans to share their own embarrassing photos and stories from their proms. Fans will have to wait until the new segment of The Tonight Show airs tonight to see which stories will appear on the show — but there's definitely a lot to choose from!
Until then, we'll just enjoy all the funny stories floating around the internet.
I called a girl & asked if I could stop over. She said sure, come on over, nobody's home. So I went over. Nobody was home. #PromFail— Chris P. Bacon (@ChrisPBaconJr) May 3, 2017
For more nostalgia, click through the gallery below to see more celebrity prom photos!