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Some things change, others don’t. The latest American Idol winner may have had brown hair back in high school, but he’s always been a charmer.

Brooke Kelley Campbell, who dated Taylor Hicks and took him to her senior prom at Hoover High School in Birmingham, Ala., says the singer was always a talented and enthusiastic performer, often becoming the center of attention in public.

“[Taylor] was such a good dancer… he was a fashion guy and he wanted to make sure that he matched my gloves and all that. My dress was green, and his tux was like a crisp green and navy plaid,” said Campbell, now 29, whose romance with Hicks lasted for over a year.

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