Not all college grads get words of encouragement and praise from supermodels or actresses. The soon-to-be graduates of Princeton University got both in the form of Brooke Shields.
Shields, who graduated from the Ivy League school in 1987, delivered the Class Day address yesterday before the university’s commencement.
“I was wearing this exact signed, decorated orange and black jacket,” Shields said, modeling her Class of 1987 jacket, reported the Star-Ledger. “My hair was huge. My Reeboks white. My jeans acid washed. You were not even born.”
Shields, who graduated with a degree in French Literature, encouraged the students present to appreciate the fact that they’ve made it through their college years.
Princeton students heard from university President Shirley Tilghman at the commencement ceremony today, where six others received honorary degrees: baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, chidlren’s advocate Geoffrey Canada, clinical researcher and University of California-San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, former Princeton history professor Charles Gillespie, dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison and legal expert Robert Rawson Jr.