Karl Stefanovic was left red-faced on Thursday when his daggy year 12 formal pictures resurfaced on the Today show.
During the embarrassing live segment, co-host Allison Langdon revealed that she’d tracked down the early ’90s photos after contacting Karl’s brothers for help.
The first image that flashed on screen showed an awkward-looking Karl dressed in an oversized tuxedo with his date, Noella, who looked elegant in a fitted black dress.
The second image showed Karl pulling a serious face while posing alongside a group of male friends.
Allison joked that he was doing his best ‘Blue Steel’ impression, referring to a pose from the film Zoolander, adding: ‘I mean, you were good looking!’
An embarrassed Karl explained that he didn’t have a date, so one of his pals arranged for a friend named Noella to join him.
Karl then returned the favour by sharing Allison’s embarrassing year 12 formal picture from the mid-1990s.
She was dressed in a long blue frock with a cut-out midsection and thigh split.
‘So meek and demure. So innocent,’ Karl mused.
Allison explained that she went to the event with her first boyfriend, Martin.
It was then newsreader Alex Cullen’s turn for his formal photo to be splashed on screen, with a time-worn image showing him dressed in a suit and red bow tie.
Entertainment reporter Brooke Boney’s formal photo was also revealed, showing her in a patterned halterneck dress.
She accessorised her look with a small black handbag and sandal heels.
The Today team couldn’t fault Brooke’s look, with Allison remarking: ‘She looks gorgeous! We can’t sledge her for that. She just looks unreal.’