Gina Vaynshteyn
April 01, 2016 3:42 pm

You guys, being a teenager was rough. Remember when you had acne, and no amount of Cetaphil or hexes could get rid of it? Remember when you bought transition lenses because you were like, “they’re so practical I guess?” Remember when you felt so awkward in your own skin you just wanted to stay in your room and listen to your boom box and not be around anyone ever, for the rest of time?

Well, it turns out, the queen of our hearts and ruler of Las Vegas Britney Spears probably felt that way too! We stumbled across this vintage pic of Britney from the 1999 MTV Music Awards rehearsals and realized: THIS WAS ALL OF US. Here’s Britney, age 18, just as awkward as we all were at 18. Wearing orange transitions and a puffy zip-up vest.

Britney Spears during 1999 MTV Video Music Award Rehearsals at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz

Except maybe we didn’t get to chill with Ricky Martin.

Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz

At least Brit had sick dance moves.

Britney Spears during 1999 MTV Video Music Award Rehearsals at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Getty Images/Jeff Kravitz

Some things never change.

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