There are people who want to be celebrities because they want to share their talents and gifts with the world. Of course, these days, there are also people who long for stardom because of all the perks that come with being famous. After all, when you’re a celebrity, you get to eat at the best restaurants, wear designer clothing on a regular basis, and drive the finest cars money can buy. Young celebrities don’t have to “pay their dues” and drive a sub-standard car until they can make enough money to pay for the vehicle they really want. Teenage celebrities are often gifted with cars that most people in their 40s and 50s can’t afford.
Sure, it’s enough to make any hard-working adult a little jealous, but it’s also a little fascinating. People love to see which cars celebrities are driving, and some individuals even try to get a more affordable version of their favorite celebrity’s car. When young stars get luxury vehicles, the parents of teens who are not in the spotlight often feel the pressure to get their kids a nice car, too. This is just another example of how celebrities are cleverly used to make certain types of merchandise even more popular. Here are 12 celebrities under the age of 20 with the “sickest” rides.
12. Cody Simpson
Nineteen-year-old Cody Simpson is an actor, singer and dancer from Australia. He’s been making the girls swoon for a couple of years now with his love songs, and has even made a few TV appearances, and he may have purchased an Alfa Romeo 4C, which is an elite sports car. He’s known for his sense of style, particularly his wide-brimmed hats, and of course, cameras were everywhere when he took the car for a spin. We don’t really hear much about Simpson splurging on extravagant things, so maybe he just wanted to treat himself for once. It has also been reported that the pop star recently purchased a home.
11. Austin Mahone
Nineteen-year-old singer Austin Mahone got a lot of buzz when he appeared on Disney’s Next Big Thing. He’s been winning the hearts of young female fans all around the world for a few years now, and apparently was taking his cues from Justin Bieber, since he started releasing his music on YouTube before getting a record deal. A few years ago, Mahone became the proud owner of a shiny new red Range Rover. The pictures he posted on social media were a clear indication that he was super excited to get his first car. After all, who wouldn’t be excited to get a brand new Range Rover? We’re pretty sure the car is “tricked out,” which makes it even more exciting.
10. Hailee Steinfield
Actress and singer Hailee Steinfield, 19, apparently purchased a pretty new white Audi recently. She also posted on social media that she thinks cars should have “sorry” lights that drivers can use “when they do something stupid,” which likely indicates that she’s a safe teen driver. Hailee is also a successful model, and is perhaps most known for her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the movie True Grit. Steinfield recently released a song called “Love Myself,” which is a self-empowerment anthem for women, and the lyrics have a few double meanings. But hey, she’s got to stay relevant in this business, and at least she’s not making sex tapes or leaking nude photos.
9. Chloe Grace Moretz
Talented actress Chloe Grace Moretz, 18, had many award nominations for her acting when she was just 8 years old for The Amityville Horror. She recently celebrated the purchase of her first car, a Mercedes E-Class that cost $60,000. The sporty ride has two doors and is a chrome silver shade. Moretz was so excited that she posted a photo of herself behind the wheel on social media. It has also been reported that Moretz took a cross-country trip after getting the car in the summer of 2015, before heading back to L.A. to wow everyone with her keen fashion sense at the Met Gala.
8. Ariel Winter
Actress Ariel Winter is known for playing the middle child on the hit ABC show, Modern Family. Winter also made the news when her family issues came to light, and she revealed that she chose to live with her older sister in order to escape her mother’s abuse. Ariel, 18, recently showed off her scars from breast reduction surgery on the red carpet, stating that she had nothing to be ashamed of, which sets a great example for girls her age who look up to her. Ariel also paid cash for her sleek black Mercedes, which is also pretty impressive. The car cost $50,000, and apparently comes with all the “bells and whistles.” Clearly, she could be spending her money less wisely, so we’re thinking this was a pretty good investment.
Actress, singer and dancer Zendaya has a pretty promising career ahead of her. She starred in the Disney sitcom Shake It Up with Bella Thorne, and now has her own Disney show, K.C. Undercover. The 19-year-old also has a new album coming out, and was recently named the new face of Cover Girl. Zendaya also has great taste when it comes to cars, since she was recently photographed in the driver’s seat of a black Lexus. It has been confirmed on Twitter and Instagram that the star owns a Lexus, and lots of her fans have congratulated her and expressed how much they’d want a car just like it. The vehicle is beautiful and elegant, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Zendaya kept it for a while.
6. Zonnique Pullins
Zonnique Pullins, also known as Miss Star from the singing group the OMG Girlz, is the daughter of singer Tameka Cottle (formerly of Xscape) and stepdaughter of rapper T.I.. Clearly it’s easy to see where she gets her musical talent from. The 19-year-old is also known for getting some pretty extravagant birthday gifts. When she turned 16, her parents gave her a white Porsche Cayenne with tan interior. It’s a dream car that many adults dream of having, and Zonnique was definitely thrilled about her new coming-of-age present. She also got two puppies for her birthday that year.
5. Reginae Carter
Reginae Carter is the daughter of rapper Lil Wayne and his ex-wife, Toya Wright. Wright and Wayne have remained close over the years, and seem to be a team when it comes to raising their daughter. Lil Wayne has also not been shy about spoiling his first-born with extravagant gifts. At just 17, Reginae has a new Range Rover, and she already had a Ferrari and BMW! Her dad posted the picture of his birthday gift for his daughter on Instagram with the caption “happy birthday munchkin.” At least Reginae knows how to return the favor, since she recently threw a surprise party for her father. How sweet.
4. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner is the next-to-youngest of the Kardashian brood, and she seems to be the most level-headed most of the time. Kendall is a successful model and has done campaigns for Estee Lauder and Chanel. In true Kardashian fashion, she was gifted with a pretty sick ride for her 16th birthday. She got a black Range Rover, which is a car that most teens can only dream of getting after passing their driving tests. Apparently, Kendall is pretty content to ride in style and not leak too much of her business to the public, and she’s even been seen driving the Range Rover from time to time. These days, Kendall still claims that she’s hyper-focused on her work and doesn’t have time for a serious relationship, but we’re pretty sure a hot guy or two has been on the passenger side of her SUV at some point.
3. Gigi Hadid
The 20-year-old model, who is believed to be dating ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik, recently got a pretty nice car for a holiday gift. She was followed by the paparazzi in December and stepped into what looked like a black Porsche, but there’s no word on whether or not the car is from Malik. Hadid also has a silver Range Rover. Even though the silver car looks pretty elegant, it also has an air of practicality to it, and it’s a pretty sophisticated ride for such a young star. Then again, maybe that’s why she got the sports car for Christmas. After all, models like to switch up their look pretty often.
2. Bella Thorne
Former Disney star Bella Thorne, who is known for starring in Shake It Up and appearing on episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, is just 17, but she’s got really good taste. A few months ago, she was seen sitting on top of her new Porsche Panamera. There was a bow on top of the vehicle, and the pic, which was posted on social media, was captioned, “baby you can drive my car.” This led people to believe that the car was a gift. Perhaps she likes the idea of having a shiny new car, but Thorne stated in an interview with ET in August 2015 that even though she was turning 18 soon, she was still scared to drive, and didn’t yet have her permit. The car could have been a gift from Thorne’s mother. Bella says that she and her mom are best friends, and that she’s perfectly content letting her mom drive her around. We’ll see how long that lasts.
1. Kylie Jenner
When Kylie Jenner was just 16, she got the birthday present of a lifetime. She was gifted with a $90,000 Range Rover, which clearly isn’t the best car for someone who is just learning how to drive. But hey, when you’re rich, that type of thing doesn’t matter as much (we’re guessing). When Jenner turned 18, her boyfriend Tyga got her a $320,000 Ferrari. However, there are reports that the Ferrari is leased, which technically means Tyga didn’t “buy” the car for his girlfriend, and Jenner is actually paying for the car while Tyga takes the credit for “making her 18th birthday special.” But, the point is, Kylie’s not even old enough to drink and she’s got a luxury sports car. You’ve got to admit, the whole situation is at least a little impressive.