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Michelle Obama Stuns With A Throwback Prom Pic To Encourage Voting

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<div><p><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/michelle-obama/">Michelle Obama</a>’s getting more use out of her prom dress.</p><p>The former first lady posted a throwback to her 1982 prom night on Tuesday, sharing a snap of her younger self wearing a pink satin polka-dotted gown and seated beside her <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6388981/Michelle-Obama-dishes-former-boyfriends-new-book.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">then-boyfriend</a><a href="https://www.essence.com/news/michelle-obama-prom-photo/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> David</a>.</p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/barack-michelle-obama-valentines-day_au_5e49dda9c5b64433c618322d?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Snow Angels And Dancing: Obamas Celebrate Valentine's Day With Sweet Pictures"> Snow Angels And Dancing: Obamas Celebrate Valentine's Day With Sweet Pictures </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/michelle-obama-shares-family-christmas-card_au_5e028ec0e4b0843d360206a7?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Michelle Obama Shares Their Family Christmas Card, Complete With Paw Prints"> Michelle Obama Shares Their Family Christmas Card, Complete With Paw Prints </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/michelle-obama-thanksgiving-family-photo_au_5ddf6821e4b0d50f329c7954?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Michelle Obama Shares 'Happy Thanksgiving' Message With Rare Full-Family Photo"> Michelle Obama Shares 'Happy Thanksgiving' Message With Rare Full-Family Photo </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/former-first-lady-michelle-obama-rocks-natural-hair-at-essence-fest_au_5d245775e4b07e698c4059db?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Former First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks Natural Hair At Essence Fest"> Former First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks Natural Hair At Essence Fest </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div><p>Obama’s post kicks off the <a href="https://mtvprom.whenweallvote.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Prom Challenge</a> initiative, which encourages schools to create new and inspiring ways to register students to vote.</p><p>The challenge was established by MTV’s <a href="https://plus1thevote.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">+1thevote</a> campaign and <a href="https://www.whenweallvote.org/about-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">When We All Vote</a>, a group Obama co-chairs that aims to increase election participation for people of diverse ages and races.</p></div><div><blockquote data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8tpxEDgkRF/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="12"><div><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8tpxEDgkRF/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><div><div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div></div><div></div><div><div> View this post on Instagram</div></div><div></div><div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></a><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8tpxEDgkRF/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama)</a> on Feb 18, 2020 at 7:30am PST</p></div></blockquote></div><div><p>Obama encouraged students and teachers to join the challenge by submitting innovative ways their schools are encouraging voter registration. The 20 high schools with the most creative initiatives will win up to $5,000 toward their proms. </p><p>The former first lady also invited others to spread the word and share their own prom throwbacks. Celebrities including Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross have already voiced their support.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">18 yr old me in ‘90 ready for prom in this <a href="https://twitter.com/armani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@armani</a> dress, bangles & shoes. Prom was fun, but my 1st time voting was life changing.⁣ If you're a student or teacher, join <a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a>’s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a> & u could win a free prom for your school!⁣<br>⁣<a href="https://t.co/DalCN0ha9K" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/DalCN0ha9K</a><a href="https://t.co/YoOAYDBFJO" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/YoOAYDBFJO</a></p>— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) <a href="https://twitter.com/TraceeEllisRoss/status/1229811988072558593?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s not Thursday but I’m throwin’ it back…to prom! Well, one of em. I went to a few🤣😂 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a> (I 👀 you <a href="https://twitter.com/MichelleObama?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MichelleObama</a>!)<a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a> are registering students to vote and they might just help YOU throw an unforgettable prom. Sign up👉🏾 <a href="https://t.co/BCA9MRa1TL" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/BCA9MRa1TL</a>! <a href="https://t.co/yXviAjFpBr" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/yXviAjFpBr</a></p>— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) <a href="https://twitter.com/kerrywashington/status/1229799944942284800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prom is unforgettable but so is voting in your first election.<br>Join ​<a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a>​ and ​<a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a> ​to help​ ​classmates get registered to vote and they might help you throw your school an unforgettable prom.<br>Sign up your school for the ​<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a>​ at ​<a href="https://t.co/lRzMfVWmIx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/lRzMfVWmIx</a><a href="https://t.co/m4TvnQYffw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/m4TvnQYffw</a></p>— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaytatum0/status/1229871021328621570?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a> are challenging students and teachers to find the most creative ways to help register voters at your school.<br>Interested? You can receive up to $5,000 for an epic prom 🕺🏽🎉<br>Show me what you got and sign up for the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a>: <a href="https://t.co/TznYrKzlXq" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/TznYrKzlXq</a><a href="https://t.co/UvjpzQ2srj" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/UvjpzQ2srj</a></p>— Jidenna (@Jidenna) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jidenna/status/1229904500254748675?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What a great cause. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a><a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a><a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a><br><br>Since we’re looking back, this is my prom dress, 1975.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/grounded?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#grounded</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorthIt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#WorthIt</a><a href="https://t.co/4z0CPcJfVs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/4z0CPcJfVs</a><a href="https://t.co/r5mkGBhtzW" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/r5mkGBhtzW</a></p>— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConnieSchultz/status/1229898659426447360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">1986 Prom with David Miercort in Dallas! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a> ⁣<br>⁣<a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a> want to hear from teachers and students to know how your school is registering people to vote, and one school will win a free prom! <a href="https://t.co/jAl4P3N3a2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/jAl4P3N3a2</a>⁣<br><br>⁣<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/80sthrowback?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#80sthrowback</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/80sprom?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#80sprom</a><a href="https://t.co/vpvjH0atIz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/vpvjH0atIz</a></p>— Lisa Loeb (@LisaLoeb) <a href="https://twitter.com/LisaLoeb/status/1229900553896902656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Did I rock a Gummi Bear Corsage for my prom? You’re damn right I did. <br><br>Join the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a> with <a href="https://twitter.com/WhenWeAllVote?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@WhenWeAllVote</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/MTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@MTV</a> and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a free prom for your school! Learn more: <a href="https://t.co/zjee3AAH79" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/zjee3AAH79</a><a href="https://t.co/yYtieMyiCh" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/yYtieMyiCh</a></p>— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) <a href="https://twitter.com/paulscheer/status/1229805583122849793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>Tom Hanks, another of the co-chairs of When We All Vote, tweeted in support of the campaign — but disappointingly, has not yet shared his own prom throwback.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You in High School? Want to Vote in Novemeber? Register! Check out how! Hanx <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhenWeAllVote?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#WhenWeAllVote</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PromChallenge?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#PromChallenge</a></p>— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) <a href="https://twitter.com/tomhanks/status/1229774534154174464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 18, 2020</a></blockquote></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Michelle Obama’s getting more use out of her prom dress.

The former first lady posted a throwback to her 1982 prom night on Tuesday, sharing a snap of her younger self wearing a pink satin polka-dotted gown and seated beside her then-boyfriend David.

Obama’s post kicks off the Prom Challenge initiative, which encourages schools to create new and inspiring ways to register students to vote.

The challenge was established by MTV’s +1thevote campaign and When We All Vote, a group Obama co-chairs that aims to increase election participation for people of diverse ages and races.

Obama encouraged students and teachers to join the challenge by submitting innovative ways their schools are encouraging voter registration. The 20 high schools with the most creative initiatives will win up to $5,000 toward their proms. 

The former first lady also invited others to spread the word and share their own prom throwbacks. Celebrities including Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross have already voiced their support.

Tom Hanks, another of the co-chairs of When We All Vote, tweeted in support of the campaign — but disappointingly, has not yet shared his own prom throwback.

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/michelle-obama-prom-photo_au_5e4cc1f8c5b65f25da5149be

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