Everybody has those awkward teenage experiences and memories that doesn’t really enjoy talking about. Images of your old teenage self usually lead to questions like, “what the hell was I thinking”. If you’re lucky, you get past our teenage years and turn into uniquely beautiful adults.
At least, that’s true if you’re thinking about these 10 celebs on the list, praised for their undeniable beauty. So when we get a rare glimpse at a celebrity’s awkward phase, it can be oddly refreshing. Check it out!
10. Ryan Seacrest
The television host and producer has changed so much since he was a child that his childhood picture is basically unrecognizable. Not only did Seacrest grow up well in the looks department, he’s also killing it in his career life. It definitely seems like Seacrest has overcome his awkward days and turned into a star.
9. Avril Lavigne
The singer had some pretty awkward years. However, today the singer is renowned for both her beauty and her music. At just 17, Lavigne entered the music world with her debut album, Let Go. From then on, things only went uphill for the singer career-wise. Today, Lavigne is busy with her clothing ling, Abbey Dawn. She also continues to work in the music business although as of recently, Lavigne has chosen to stay out of the public eye.
The singer had a pretty tough life growing up. A single mother who relied on welfare and food stamps to get by raised her. She has claimed that she has no knowledge of her father’s identity. Even though Kesha had a tough childhood, the singer managed to make a name for herself in 2010, when she released her debut album Animal.
7. Rashida Jones
Rashida Jones had some very questionable wardrobe choices as a child. But today, Jones is a well-respected actress whose beauty and superb style is undeniable. But Jones isn’t only known for her acting credits, she is also a comic book author, a screenwriter and once in a while, she sings. It seems like Jones has gotten over her awkward phase and has become a woman of many talents.
6. Zooey Deschanel
Actress Zooey Deschanel grew up in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of director Caleb Deschanel and actress, Mary Jo Deschanel. Even though Deschanel had some big shoes to fill when she decided to try to make it as an actress, Deschanel has managed to make quite a name for herself in Hollywood. She even has a band called She & Him, alongside M. Ward.
5. Taylor Swift
Even though Taylor Swift is known for her impeccable style, the star made some very questionable hair choices when she was younger. Today, Swift’s career is on fire and her hair has never looked better. Swift’s other accomplishments include seven Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, and 34 Billboard Music Awards.
4. Megan Fox
Megan Fox is probably better known for her looks than her acting skills but even she had her awkward days. Even though Megan Fox is known for her beauty, the actress has expressed a desire to appear in roles that are less about her looks. Of being a role model to young girls, Fox said, “if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model.”
3. George Clooney
George Clooney has been named one of the sexiest men alive by multiple media outlets, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by looking at his childhood photo. The actor is extremely accomplished in his career, and is also involved with the Not On Our Watch Project; he even helped organize a telethon called Hope For Haiti Now.
2. Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis is a prime example of puberty done right. The actor, who gained fame after playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, has grown up so well that it’s hard to actually believe he’s even the same person. Although Lewis has no current big projects lined up, the star has said he would jump at the chance to play Neville Longbottom again.
1. Dwayne Johnson
The picture of Dwayne Johnson donning a fanny pack and a pretty awesome hairstyle is probably one of the best celebrity pictures of all time. Johnson, who is also known in the WWE world as The Rock, is an actor, producer, and a professional wrestler – not to mention a major fitness inspiration.
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