We all know that kid in school. The fat one, the nerdy one, the ugly duckling – that kid no one wanted to play with, dance with at the school dance, or would even think to send a secret Valentine note on Valentine’s Day too. (Are they still doing those in school, BTW?). Anyway, then one day late in high school, puberty hits them and WOW! – they went from not, to insanely hot. Gone is the chubby cheeks, the lame hairstyle, the glasses, braces and lisp – and in its place – a tall fit body, and symmetrically beautiful face, and a fresh new style. Now you’re wishing you paid more attention to them, were nicer to them, even dated them. Well this doesn’t just happen to regular people, it also happened to today’s celebrities too. Yes, many of today’s hottest Hollywood leading men and women used to be anything but. In fact, if you looked at their yearbook, you wouldn’t even recognize them. So prepare to be blown away as we go back in time to take a look at some of Hollywood’s hottest, and see how they were so ugly – they’re unrecognizable.
Who would ever think by looking at that photo on the right, that that little girl with chubby cheeks, crooked teeth, and god awful cornrows would turn into what’s literally the hottest woman in the world. Yes, that awkward little girl on the right is pop star and fashion icon Taylor Swift.
Back in high school, Megan Fox was teased for sharing her dreams of becoming an actress. As you can tell, she was a very shy, awkward, mouth full of braces girl. No one had any idea she’d become the sex symbol she did. Imagine how many guys from her high school are kicking themselves now.
Definitely the hottest young actor in Hollywood, Zac Efron comes from very humble beginnings (physically that is). That kid on the right doesn’t even loosely resemble him. Not the chubby cheeks, not that goofy grin with gapped teeth, and definitely not that Rastafarian’ish hair which almost looks like a wig. God, what was he thinking?
Now this one’s not as dramatic, but there are some major differences between the before Jennifer Aniston, and the after. First off, that god awful hairstyle is gone. But also, she got a nose job. But aside from those tweaks, Jen’s definitely one of those people that just keeps getting better with age.
Is it just us, or does the former “Sexiest Man Alive” not look more like a girl in that photo on the left? Yes, that little girl turned into Hollywood’s hottest male sex symbol, George Clooney. You can be sure he was never voted “Best Looking” back in high school.
We can’t even believe our eyes on this one. Hey fat kid on the left, can we borrow your glasses, because we can’t believe you used to be Ryan Seacrest. What’s so cool about this transformation is that Ryan was so determined to be on TV, that he was his school’s official PA announcer. So while his transformed looks are an act of god, his talents are a result of his hard work.
The bright blue-eyed, super bubbly star we know and love today, was once a chubbier, unattractive, awkward little girl. Yes, New Girl star Zooey Deschanel remembers the days when she was spat on in high school by the “popular” girls. And now, she thanks her bullies for not only making her more popular, but also, for turning her into the open and empathetic person that she is today.
Don’t get us wrong about the one on the left, we wouldn’t throw her out of bed for eating crackers, but she definitely ain’t the Kim K we all know and fawn over today. It’s amazing to see how Kim Kardashian went from being a plain Jane, to the selfie superstar officially known as Mrs. West that she’s become today.
Don’t get us wrong, Kathy Griffin is still a horse-pig. Sorry Kathy, but it’s true. But we had no idea how ugly you looked back in high school. Looking way more like a boy, than a girl (and a very geeky, nerdy, ugly one at that), who knew Kathy would improve enough to become the $15 million success that she is today.
Prior to becoming the glam rockstar she is today, Ke$ha was just your regular band geek. Walking the hallways of her high school with her trumpet and saxophone in hand, wearing homemade clothes and sporting purple hair), not only was she ugly, but she totally didn’t fit in with her Nashville surroundings. But of course, she blossomed, and turned into the sexy sex symbol that she is today.