If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, they were the stars of your childhood.
Maybe you wanted to be just like them and copied their hairstyle.
Or their clothes.
However, if you look at their pictures today, you’ll be mighty glad you didn’t get to be just like them.
Sadly, some of our childhood heroes aged so bad it breaks your heart to look at them.
10 /10 Mara Wilson
The adorable Matilda you so rooted for grew up to be too, well, plain.
No cuteness whatsoever, left in her.
If you’ve somehow seen photos purportedly showing Mara to be a freakishly obese woman, that’s not her.
Like many former child stars, she tried to get back into the limelight by writing a book called ‘Where am I.’
Well, nobody was wondering about that, but thanks for letting us know.
9 /10 Dustin Diamond
Diamond was the youngest of the Saved by the Bell crew, where he played Screech.
Yet, his career practically ended there. As an adult, he struggled to make money so much he ended up doing porn movies.
Drugs and alcohol ruined his life, and he had a penchant for violence, being involved in numerous scandals.
Sadly, such a lifestyle took its toll, and the funny Screech of your childhood died of cancer in early 2021.
8 /10 Lark Voorhies
Another of the Saved by the Bell gang who didn’t age well at all.
If you remember her as Lisa Turtle, know that she’s no longer as beautiful as she was back then.
Not by a long shot.
Lark Voorhies’ problem has less to do with age, but mostly with plastic, as in plastic surgeries.
She’s had several of them, primarily botched.
7 /10 Jeremy Miller
His is a difficult case as he rose to fame by being one of the three boys in ‘Growing Pains,’ and he was cute back then, no doubt about that.
His co-stars were Leonardo DiCaprio and Kirk Cameron.
Those two turned into regular hunks, Miller, not so much.
He’s a bit overweight and has no career to speak of!