34 Past And Present Photos Of Celebs That Prove There Is Always Hope

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It’s hysterical seeing throwback photos to when gorgeous celebrities were much younger. Some of them were adorable and are unrecognizable placed next to their current self.

When you look at these younger photos of famous stars it is hard to believe what a difference a few years can make.

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert has truly embraced his homosexuality, which means we seem him with heavy makeup on 90% of the time. Even with the makeup, we can tell Lambert has come a long way since his chunky days.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne might have come onto the music scene as a Sk8er Girl who’s not afraid to show some attitude, but judging by the photo of her before she became famous, the singer wasn’t always so cool. Seems like she swapped that boring bob and those straight-A glasses for straight bleached hair and some hipster frames!

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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

He might be known as one of Hollywood’s hottest A-listers, but Ben Affleck was also once an average-looking guy too! Lets face it – some people just get better with age… We think Ben Affleck still looked pretty cool and confident back before he was famous though.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

We all know the saying, “boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”, but we bet the guys are certainly making passes at the older and more stunning Charlize Theron!

Chris Pine

Chris Pine

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

The Guardians of the Galaxy leading man wasn’t always a heartthrob.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

You could say that Christina Aguilera was a Genie in a Bottle of sorts. As a child she was hidden from the world, just an awkward tween bubbling with talent. Then, ALAKAZAM! she was a curvalicious pop sensation taking over the nation!

Cristin Milioti

Cristin Milioti

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Avril Lavigne might have come onto the music scene as a Sk8er Girl who’s not afraid to show some attitude, but judging by the photo of her before she became famous, the singer wasn’t always so cool. Seems like she swapped that boring bob and those straight-A glasses for straight bleached hair and some hipster frames!

George Clooney

George Clooney

What, George Clooney wasn’t a stud all of his life?! Judging by the photo of him before he was famous, the Hollywood hottie certainly wasn’t so blessed. From that terrible bowl-haircut (perhaps his mom is to blame), to those geeky glasses, we cannot believe this celeb’s transition! If someone had’ve told him as a youngster he would grow up to make the World’s Hottest List multiple times, he probably would’ve thought they were crazy!

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

January Jones

January Jones

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon

Joe Manganiello”

Joe Manganiello

Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson

Jackson established himself as a hearth throb as the sensitive video camera-toting creep next door in American Beauty. Clearly he did not audition for the role until he was done with puberty.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson is the daughter of fellow knockout Goldie Hawn, and you would think she might get her Mom’s good looks from a young age. It took some time to develop, and we’re glad she did.

Kesha

Kesha

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Many kids who bumped into Kristin Stewart in the elementary school hallway turned and said “Sorry bro”. They were not trying to be mean, they were sincerely mistaken.

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis

This star might have originally been chosen because his looks suit the nervous and ‘ugly duckling’ character of Neville in the Harry Potter series, but as this duckling grew into a swan, he soon had to be made down to still look the part! That’s right, Matthew Lewis developed into a man during the series, and a handsome one at that!

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Ok, so no one can deny the fact that Megan Fox has had countless amounts of plastic surgery to look the way she does now, but it’s refreshing to see a photo of her before she became famous and to realize that even this Hollywood hottie wasn’t always so glamorous. The granny cardigan, the 90s choker, and that sunburn?! Oh Megan Fox, what were you thinking?

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

As the daughter of a famous rock star, Miley Cyrus was probably thrust into the spotlight as a lanky, awkward little girl. As she grew up, we saw her famous genes evolve into a beautiful young corrupter of little girls.

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman was not a hideous child, but her afro puts her in rare company when it comes to celebrity transformations. You could take a machete to that thing without making a dent.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

If there’s two qualities that sum up teenage awkwardness and feeling like an ugly duckling, then it’s definitely frizzy, unkempt hair and braces. Don’t worry Rashida Jones, you aren’t alone! The difference between the actress’s former self, and the Hollywood beauty that she is today is astounding!

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

This might come as a shock to you, but Ryan Seacrest wasn’t always such a stunner! Just look at that photo of him as a youngster! Ryan has admitted to being overweight and bullied whilst growing up, but haters, just look at the star now! This celebrity has definitely made the transition from ugly duckling to swan, and he couldn’t be more proud.

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

She’s everyone’s favourite actress, but Sandra Bullock was once an average girl too! The photograph on the left was taken when she was in high school. It’s amazing what a hair straightener and some brow dye can do! One thing is for certain though – Sandra Bullock always had that amazing smile.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

ScarJo was a tomboy as a kid, and to young boys a tomboy is the definition of an ugly duckling. Her classmates are kicking themselves for not making her their wifey back in the 4th grade.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

One word? Wow. Taylor Swift has admitted to being an ‘ugly duckling’ before she became famous, but she needs to realize that becoming a beautiful swan only comes with age (and makeup, which obviously does wonders!). It’s almost impossible to see the similarities between these two photographs, proving just how extreme the singer’s transformation truly has been.

The Rock

The Rock

Dwayne Johnson wasn’t always The Rock that we know. Here’s what he looked like in the 90s.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Not so Posh Spice during adolescence, were you Victoria? These two photographs couldn’t look more different, and it’s a struggle to even pick out one similarity! That 90s hair, the messy fringe and the one strand that didn’t quite make it into the ponytail? Victoria Beckham has certainly made the transition from ugly duckling to stylish swan.

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

Oh Zac Efron, girls might have thought you were cute from the moment you entered onto the Hollywood scene, but it’s only in hindsight (and from looking at these two photographs) that you realize you’ve truly transitioned into one attractive man! Gone is the not-so-flattering gap between the two front teeth, as well as that unkempt mop of hair, and we couldn’t be more glad!

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel

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