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37 Celebrity #TBTs That’ll Make You Thankful For Puberty

05 September 2019

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.

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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 Kardashian

Kim Kย 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.

Amanda Seyfried

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.

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throwback to 3rd grade and vest

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Lauren Conrad

Oh, and Lauren Conrad looks like the long lost Olsen triplet.

Mandy Moore

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.

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.

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7th grade fake smile #tbt

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And she’d be opening for Justin Timberlake. Puberty was indeed very kind to Mandy Moore.

Mindy Kaling

Bless Mindy Kaling, bless everything about her.

Lena Dunham

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.

Anne Hathaway

Speaking of questionable outfit choices here’s a pic of Anne Hathaway in 2003.

Lucie Hale

Lucie probably got roasted for those brows at school but let’s be real, they’re pretty on-trend now.

Karlie Kloss

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.

Jenna Dewan

Yep, this is the lass that married Channing Tatum.

Reese Witherspoon

It’s okay Reese, the 90s were cruel to everyone’s hair.

Natalie Portman

Again, the 90s really did nothing for anyone’s hair. Let’s just move on and not let butterfly clips happen again.

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It was the 90s… #tbt

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Drew Barrymore

I wonder if this was the purple eyeshadow look that inspired Drew to launch her own beauty company.

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo or Rainbow Bright?

Demi Moore

Turns out Demi Moore and Timothee Chalamet have a haircut in common.

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Because itโ€™s Tuesday!

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Tan France

It looks like Tan France Queer Eyed himself and thank heavens he did.

Shawn Mendes

Baby Shawn Mendes about to spill the tea about whether or not he is really dating Camila Cabello.

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum looks more like he’s been caught masturbating rather than playing the piano.

Chrissy Teigen

Here’s Chrissy practising for all those Sports Illustrated shoots. I think she got the brief wrong though, too heavy on the sports.

Michelle Obama

I really want to give baby Michelle Obama a cuddle. Is that weird?

Julia Roberts

I’m waiting for Julia Roberts to drop her skincare routine. She looks the exact same.

Kacey Musgraves

Before her Malibu Barbie moment at the Met Gala, there was this.


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.

Taylor Swift

Baby Taylor’s reaction to Kanye storming the stage at the 2009 VMAs.

Taylor Swift throwback

Hilary Duff

Now I really want to see an episode of Toddlers And Tiaras starring a young Hilary Duff.

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#glamourshots #thanksmom #1993 #tb

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Miranda Kerr

Okay, Miranda, we get it, you won Dolly‘s Young Model Search. There’s no need to rub it in.

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Way back Wednesday ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป

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Katy Perry

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?

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My daughter Briahna when she was so tiny

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Zac Efron

This needs no comment.

Sara Sampaio

Lowkey, where did Sara Sampaio get this top? I kind of want one.

Chris Evans

Before there was Captain America, there was this guy.

Curated by Emma Roffey who's till waiting on her glow up.