Is beauty written in our genes? Most probably, but when you look at many celebrities’ childhood photos, it seems those genes needed some serious editing.
And the talented hands of a makeup artist. And many hours at the gym. And let’s not even mention plastic surgery.
Just have a look at these celebrity photos. After becoming famous, that is. God, they were awkward when they were kids!
10 Jonathan Lipnicki
If you grew up with Stuart Little, this might come as a shock. Remember the shy little boy with glasses? Well, that’s Jonathan Lipnicki, the kid who made his debut in Jerry Maguire, back in 1996.
Now he’s 30 years old, still an actor, and hot. He’s lost the glasses, and he seems to be working out a lot. Well done!
9 Freddie Highmore
You probably know him as Charlie, the boy from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Johnny Depp version, mind you.
He also starred in Finding Neverland, and he was charming, but not much else. A bit dopey, even. Today, he’s made serial killers charming with his role in Bates Motel. I cannot blame you if you secretly root for the psycho! He’s so hot!
8 Danica McKellar
In her Wonder Years days, Danica McKellar was just your typical teenager dealing with all sorts of problems.
You probably remember her first kiss with co-star Fred Savage, such an emotional moment! She was nice, but, frankly, totally average. Look at her now!
7 Ariana Grande
Look at little Cat; you know the one, the 15-year old girl from Nickelodeon’s Victorious series. You could see the girl had talent even back then, but she didn’t seem to have it in her to become so… Grande!
The red hair didn’t suit her, and she looked too much like the girl next door. The 27-year old singer is one of the most followed personalities on Instagram, and the photos she posts there speak for themselves.