Jon Bon Jovi Turns Back the Clock with Epic Throwback Photo from VMAs with Cindy Crawford: ‘Lot of Hairspray’

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Talk about your 1990s-era vintage photograph. Jon Bon Jovi truly went way back when he was remembering Sunday’s VMAs.

The legendary rocker posted a snap of himself with super model Cindy Crawford, circa 1991. The two sported very big hair. Plus, Jon Bon Jovi ditched his shirt for the red carpet. Instead, he wore only a faux leopard print vest under his black satin jacket. It made it easier to show off all his manly chest hair.

Crawford looked like her beautiful self while wearing a black and silver halter dress and a black leather moto jacket.

Jon Bon Jovi captioned the snap “A lot of hairspray and a lot of fun, throwback to the 1991 VMAs with Cindy Crawford in honor of the VMAs (Sunday).”

You’ll love the photo in all its early 1990s-era glory.

In a word, the 1991 VMAs were wonderful. Arsenio Hall hosted the awards show, which honored the best music videos of the world, live from LA’s Universal Amphitheater. By the time the show was over, everyone in attendance probably had Losing My Religion as an earworm inside their head. Thanks to the song, R.E.M. won six awards.

The performers were legendary. Prince sang with the New Power Generation. C+C Music Factory made you sweat. LL Cool J, long before he became Sam Hanna on NCIS: Los Angeles, performed his hit Mama Said Knock You Out. Guns N’ Roses sang Live and Let Die live from London’s Wembley Stadium. Metallica performed Enter Sandman while Poison talked dirty to everyone. Van Halen represented with Poundcake. And Don Henley enchanted with The Heart of the Matter.

Jon Bon Jovi and his group, Bon Jovi, earned the Vanguard Award. He also was up for Best Male Video with Blaze of Glory. But Chris Isaak won for his intense love song Wicked Game. George Michael (Freedom! 90) and Gerado (Rico Suave) were the other two finalists.

Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for LOVE ROCKS NYC/God’s Love We Deliver

These days, Jon Bon Jovi has tamed his once gloriously long hair. The 59-year-old told the Guardian earlier this year “I’m the only man in my field brave enough to let it go grey!” He’s been married to his wife for 32 years. The two are parents to four children, with the youngest still in high school.

“My life is much more normal than one would imagine,” Jon Bon Jovi said. “There are no platinum records hanging anywhere in my house. The trappings of rock stardom were never a part of my home.” 

But there is plenty of evidence that he’s a legendary rock star. Normal guys can’t pull out a photo with Cindy Crawford. The now 55-year-old businesswoman was one of the top models in the world back in 1991. She also was part of the MTV world, hosting House of Style.

Rock on, Bon Jovi.

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