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22 Breathtaking Facts About Glamour Shots

When mom wanted “a nice picture” of us back in the late 80s and 90s we had to get all dressed up and sit for a portrait shoot at a department store like Sears or J.C. Penney, or a photo studio like Boyd Anderson.

We put up with the dorky picture session to please our parents, but not-so-secretly the cool kids (mostly girls) really wanted to get their picture taken at Glamour Shots.

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This mall portrait studio phenomenon started in Dallas back in 1988, but by the 90s they had a location in seemingly every mall in America, and kids who didn't have a Glamour Shots pic felt left out.

Part of what made Glamour Shots so popular were the style consultants who helped you pick from one of six style categories:

“1. Spontaneous; 2. ‘Can't wait to be touched;’ 3. Tailored; 4. Elegant; 5. Bold; and 6. Other. Please describe.”

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I'm guessing this lady chose number six and said "Give me the DEVO".

Read 22 Glamorous Facts About Glamour Shots at mental_floss

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