The newly appointed gatekeeper of awkward, January Jones just raised the bar on high school yearbooks everywhere. The actress shared some rather thrilling #tbt photos from her adolescence and they’re simultaneously instilling newfound hope in pre-teens everywhere. A great public service!
This is the January Jones we all know and love.
BETTY DRAPER FTW.
Here she is on the red carpet.
But life wasn’t always so glamorous.
Here’s January K-I-L-L-I-N-G it at just nine years old (Please note the mullet).
It was all about wearing tights on your head and two words you didn’t know could exist side-by-side: cardigan vests.
Also, bitchin’ socks.
Oh, yeah, and feathered bangs.
Eventually, she (and her hair) grew out of its awkward stage.
And she looks like this now.
There is hope for all of us.
For reminding us we’ll never be as awkward as we did while cramming for a pre-algebra exam at eight in the morning. Thank you, January.