Credit: Instagram

Let's just say that some throwback photos are more embarrassing than others. And the one that Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney just posted can definitely get filed in the "embarrassing" column.

On March 18, Tamra posted a spectacular throwback photo of herself from back in the '80s. Apparently, the pic was taken as she was preparing to graduate from beauty school. 

"It's never to early for TBT.... when it's This bad!" Tamra captions the shot. "My graduation pic from Covina beauty college. #manicurist 1986."

Honestly, there are no words to describe the shock and sheer glee we're experiencing as we stare at this photo. We could seriously spend all day listing all the reasons why this is the Greatest Photo in the History of Photos.

First of all, there's her ginormous hairdo, which looks like it would take about three days to create. Then, there's that always-hilarious over-the-shoulder pose that she's rocking. And how about the classic glamour-shot backdrop behind her. 

But we kid Tamra because we love her. Indeed, we totally respect Tamra for being able to laugh at herself and share this pic with her fans. If nothing else, this photo just shows that she's beautiful no matter how she dresses! And it also shows that we're glad the '80s are behind us.

What do you think of Tamra's photo?

Source: Tamra on Instagram