These celebrities prove that they are human, too.
It’s nice to know that they weren’t always this hot. When you watch them walk down the red carpet or even from a paparazzi photo of just a regular day, you wonder how do they maintain being so darn attractive. Of course, when you make it, you become a part of royalty where you have several people working for you including the beauty department. Although these celebs seem like they have it all, they weren’t always a part of the glitz and glamour which is actually pretty nice to know. It tells us that we all have that unwanted stage in our life. Essentially, we have something in common.
Nothing new, but these celebrities not only have the help from their “people” but there’s also the industry of plastic surgery which is intertwined with the world of Hollywood. It is not always a definite thing that they got something done but we keep our minds open to the idea. Regardless if they went under the knife or not, we really can’t complain about the results. They have done a pretty good job.
Not only is it nice to know that our favorite role models weren’t always this perfect, but it’s also a relief. Yes, we prefer the way they are now as opposed to when they were going through their awkward stage. From Justin Timberlake to Demi Lovato, check out all these celebrities who have gone through amazing transformations while growing up.
12. Ryan Reynolds
The first time we got to see Ryan Reynolds was in the Nickelodeon series, Hillside, a Canadian-produced teen soap. However, we all mostly remember him from the hit TV movie, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. He was still in his young years and we have to say, we are so happy how much he’s grown up. Reynolds is known to be one of Hollywood’s hunks, so looking back, we can’t believe how much he has transformed for the better. From the blonde locks to the sleek hair-do, the A-list actor has come a long way from his youth acting years.
11. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart is not exactly your girly girl nor your typical Hollywood bombshell but the 25-year-old actress has still made a notable transformation from her earlier years. Stewart first rose to popularity when she played the main role of Isabella “Bella” Swan in the famous vampire film Twilight. The press gave it to her for acting the part well and as an actress as a whole, but that didn’t stop them from ridiculing her appearance. However, if you look back then, The Runaways actress appeared to be even more tom-boyish when she was younger. Lately though, Kristen has been strutting her stuff more than the usual and it seems like she is coming together slowly but surely.
10. Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling grabbed our eyes when she starred in the hit series, 90210, as Donna Martin who played the bombshell in high school. We thought she was a bombshell back then, look at her now. Tori has undeniably gone through some ups and downs throughout her career, mostly personally, but she has somehow managed to look better and better. From a young girl to a mother and wife now, Tori looks better than ever. While starring on her own reality TV show, the 42-year-old usually makes appearances introducing her workout regimes for her post-baby body along with other beauty maintenance routines.
9. Taylor Lautner
Another Twilight actor who has turned heads is Taylor Lautner. The 23-year-old first started his acting career in small TV roles and commercials. But as we all know, his breakthrough role was from the Twilight Saga film series playing Jacob Black. Everyone remembers the era of Team Jacob or Team Edward. The two Hollywood hunks including Robert Pattinson drove young girls crazy but did they ever see Lautner in his much younger years? If they did, they were probably thankful for the transition the cute actor went through. If they didn’t, well they didn’t miss much. His job did have something to do with his amazing transition. For the film’s sequel, Jacob was also transitioning and so, Lautner did everything he can to suit that role including weight training and it paid off really well.
8. AnnaSophia Robb
You probably recognize the blondie from the 2005 film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the sassy Violet Beauregarde. Maybe you remember her playing the role of Bethany Hamilton in the film, Soul Surfer, which traced the life of Hamilton and her surfing career after losing her arm to a shark attack. Actress and model, AnnaSophia Robb has actually always been nice on the eyes. As a youngster, she was so cute that she was scouted by an agent at the age of 9. Robb then began auditioning and eventually landed small roles. The 22-year-old has definitely grown up.
6. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber first grabbed our hearts and eyes at just the age of 13. The young star was expected to blow up but not as much as he has today. Bieber had released his last album in 2013 and then took a small break before he would release his current album, Purpose, in 2015 which is when we saw his drop dead gorgeous transformation. From a sweet teen to this more edgy pop star, the 21-year-old was beginning to win the hearts of an older crowd as opposed to before when he was just popular among the underage group. Today, Justin is comfortable switching up his looks including that blonde comb-over which not everyone is a fan of but we have to say, he has grown up so fast.
5. Khloe Kardashian
We’ve watched Khloe Kardashian transform into this beauty since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on the E! Network. The vivacious Kardashian was just 23 years old when she first starred on the show along with her family. From the beginning of the show, Khloe was always the warm and humble one who didn’t really care much about her appearance, or at least not as much as the rest of the klan. However, it was sooner or later that the reality TV star was going to pay attention more on her image. The 31-year-old has gone through a transformation to keep up with the Kardashian fame, from slimming down and glamming up. She looks amazing now which matches her personality. Watch out, Kim.
4. Jake Gyllenhaal
Another A-list actor who went through a transformation we didn’t know of was Jake Gyllenhaal. The 34-year-old was destined to be in the acting business due to his family ties to the industry. Throughout his career, Gyllenhaal has stolen our hearts from all his films. He even grabbed the attention of publications. In 2006, People magazine named him one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” as well as one of the “Hottest Bachelors of 2006.” In addition, he’s been linked to a couple of stars including Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, and Alyssa Miller. However, he wasn’t always the handsome actor we know today. It’s hard to believe one of Hollywood’s man-candy went through an awkward stage at one point.
3. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has gone through a few ups and downs in her career and she hasn’t been shy about them. In fact, she has been applauded for being open about her struggles including depression, bullying and an eating disorder. The young actress did come off as vulnerable at first but later used her struggle to help others. She became a spokesperson for the anti-bullying organization PACER along with many other philanthropic positions. The 23-year-old has come a long way from her “insecure” days. It’s hard to believe she was insecure in any way considering how smokin’ she’s been looking these days from modeling campaigns to her performances.
2. Justin Timberlake
From his N’Sync days, Justin Timberlake has been a heartthrob throughout his whole career. Although he was always considered as eye candy, he did go through an awkward stage. Justin has definitely gone through a transformation for the better since those days with his curly blonde cut. It’s hard to believe that the hair style was trendy back then but we are so glad it’s over. The 34-year-old has become one of the most likeable celebrities out there from singing to acting. Not only is he likable but he just keeps getting hotter and hotter with age. Jessica Biel is sure one lucky lady.
1. Zac Efron
No one expected that boy from High School Musical to turn out into one of Hollywood’s finest celebs. Zac Efron first appeared on our TV screens in small roles such as in WB’s Summerland in 2002 and Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zac & Cody in 2006. Sure he was a popular actor especially in his role as Troy Bolton for High School Musical 2 and 3. However, he wasn’t exactly considered to be eye candy until 2011. Even People magazine took notice that year and listed him as second in their “Most Beautiful” list. He went from teen star to this more mature and edgy actor who began taking more established roles on screen. In no time, Efron will soon be considered as an A-lister, if he isn’t already considered as one.