I’d like to take a moment to thank my good friend, puberty. While not always the most reliable pal, or the most gracious, puberty can really come through for us at the end of the day. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve seen it with Matthew Lewis, who you might know as Neville Longbottom.
If that’s not a glow up, I don’t know what is. But what about the rest of our celebrity icons? Have they always been unfairly photogenic and aesthetically pleasing? Well, to be honest, yes. We won’t lie. However, every now and again celebs make us feel like we’re at least part of the same species with an epic Instagram TBT.
So even if they don’t have my blunt, homemade front fringe or a front tooth that seemed to go missing for four years straight, these celeb throwbacks should at least make you feel a little bit better about your prepubescent self.
Kim K loves a throwback on Instagram, and to be honest if I looked like this in year seven I probably would too.
Here’s another one of her looking stupidly cute with big sister Kourtney Kardashian.
Wow, this is a mood.
Okay, is it just me or does Amanda Seyfried from Mean Girls and Mamma Mia look like she could be related to Dakota Fanning circa 2003.
Oh, and Lauren Conrad looks like the long lost Olsen triplet.
I wonder if baby Mandy Moore knew she’d grow up to be a Disney Princess? That festive braces colour scheme is enough reason for stardom IMO.
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Red carpet ready. For some inexplicable reason, my mom let me perm and temporarily color (!) my hair when I was 10. Permed bangs? MOM. Also, I only had those braces for 6 months (shoulda been longer cause my teeth are NOT straight) but I took full advantage of the colored rubber bands for the holidays. Ps: there was no way I was excited about that travel version of CLUE. Just saying…: 😉#fbf
Let’s be honest, she only had to wait a few years and then she’d look the exact same for the rest of her life.
And she’d be opening for Justin Timberlake. Puberty was indeed very kind to Mandy Moore.
Bless Mindy Kaling, bless everything about her.
Eek, 2000s fashion was harsh on everyone including Lena Dunham.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
I really wanted to laugh at the picture and then I realised this outfit is practically my uniform in the winter. Black turtle neck, silver chain, mid-wash jeans and ankle boots. However, at least I’ve never had that perm. Yikes.
Speaking of questionable outfit choices here’s a pic of Anne Hathaway in 2003.
If Karlie Kloss could turn it around and become one of the most successful Victoria’s Secret Angels of all time, maybe we all can.
Yep, this is the lass that married Channing Tatum.
It’s okay Reese, the 90s were cruel to everyone’s hair.
Again, the 90s really did nothing for anyone’s hair. Let’s just move on and not let butterfly clips happen again.
I wonder if this was the purple eyeshadow look that inspired Drew to launch her own beauty company.
Behati Prinsloo or Rainbow Bright?
Turns out Demi Moore and Timothee Chalamet have a haircut in common.
It looks like Tan France Queer Eyed himself and thank heavens he did.
Baby Shawn Mendes about to spill the tea about whether or not he is really dating Camila Cabello.
Jeff Goldblum looks more like he’s been caught masturbating rather than playing the piano.
Here’s Chrissy practising for all those Sports Illustrated shoots. I think she got the brief wrong though, too heavy on the sports.
I just found my old soccer photo and I'm really distressed that the year 2000 was NINETEEN YEARS AGO pic.twitter.com/Mgsgt4v2vy
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 31, 2019
I really want to give baby Michelle Obama a cuddle. Is that weird?
I’m waiting for Julia Roberts to drop her skincare routine. She looks the exact same.
Before her Malibu Barbie moment at the Met Gala, there was this.
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) April 6, 2019
This is the Adele cover art I’ve been waiting for.
Rihanna’s face when someone told her one day she’d be making US$62 million in one year.
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10958 days ago @monica_fenty became a mother for the first time to her only daughter! Today is just as much your birthday as it is mine! I love you mom! Thank you for carrying me, birthing me, raising me, supporting me, teaching me, and loving me unconditionally! The woman I am today is because of everything that you are! I thank God for perfectly hand picking you to be my mother when He sent my spirit to you! You are the greatest! Thank you! #💕
Baby Taylor’s reaction to Kanye storming the stage at the 2009 VMAs.
Now I really want to see an episode of Toddlers And Tiaras starring a young Hilary Duff.
Okay, Miranda, we get it, you won Dolly‘s Young Model Search. There’s no need to rub it in.
I feel like we all went to school with a girl that looked vaguely like Katy Perry. Not enough for them to be mistaken for the songstress, but enough to say ‘Hey, you look vaguely like Katy Perry’.
Remember when every male celebrity took a stance against sleeves and exclusively wore jorts?
This needs no comment.
Lowkey, where did Sara Sampaio get this top? I kind of want one.
Before there was Captain America, there was this guy.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 6, 2019
Curated by Emma Roffey who's till waiting on her glow up.