You would be surprised to know that some of your favorite celebs were not always "red carpet ready." Many of the hottest celebs we know today were just as normal as the rest of us. They went through their awkward years of acne, braces and embarrassing moments that they would probably rather not be exposed. Since they are super famous now, we want to know as many details as we can about who they were before they became household names.
We were able to get our hands on a few embarrassing pics of our favorite celebs before they bloomed into the mega stars we know now.
Talk about a transformation. Nicolas Cage made a 180-degree turnaround from chess nerd to bad boy of Hollywood. Long before Nicholas Cage was known as a Hollywood heartthrob, he was an awkward teen at Beverly Hills High School named Nicholas Kim Coppola. Nicolas is the nephew of famed filmmaker Francis Coppola. He changed his name to Cage in order to branch out of his famous uncle's shadow and form his own Hollywood reputation. We would say he cleaned up well and succeeded in his journey.
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop. Having the ability to get a celebrity makeover worked out in his favor. Fox attended Terrell high school in Dallas Texas and often speaks of the hard times being raised by his grandmother in the absence of both parents. During his teenage years, Fox had no idea that he would be a movie star, but he was very ambitious, being a member of the school choir, and playing high school basketball and football. He stated that he actually thought he would end up playing in the NBA or NFL, but being a successful movie star will do.
Chris Pratt mastered the "brace face" look in this school photo. It's been a pleasure watching him go from little Chris with braces to a Hollywood hottie in Guardians of the Galaxy. Before he found fame, you could find him flipping burgers at the local bingo hall.
Tina Fey looks a bit different in the photo taken at Upper Darby High School than we remember from Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. While she has clearly come a long way in appearance, this photo demonstrates her quirky personality. According to school records, Fey was a member of the school choir, drama club, and co-editor of the school's newspaper, The Acorn. It was her writing that changed her life and launched her career at Saturday Night Live. Hollywood has treated her well.
Oh, Nicki. Nicki Minaj has definitely had a transformation from the sweet innocent face of teenage Onika Tanya Miraj. The Trinidadian born rapper had aspirations to be a performer even at this young age. She attended LaGuardia Arts and Music High School in New York, where she studied drama. This is one of her photos from drama rehearsal. According to people.com, Minaj was so intense in the rehearsal that she almost hit her co-star with the prop phone! She definitely believes in taking method acting to the next level. She started her music career in 2007, but it wasn't until 2010 that she got her big break with the release of her first album Pink Friday. She has really changed from 17-year-old Nikki.
We couldn't create this list without discussing Kylie Jenner. Jenner had what may have been an unfortunate experience of growing up on camera, so she was forced to share her most awkward adolescent years in front of millions of people. The youngest sibling of the famous family had to defend her transformation on many occasions, being accused of receiving implants on different parts of her body and lip injections. She has denied having surgery on multiple occasions, however, fans are not buying it. They just can't understand how someone can change their entire look without any enhancements. What really happened Kylie?
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Ryan who? This may be the most surprising transformation of all. Ryan Seacrest is known all over the world for being the heartthrob host of American Idol, and producer of Keeping up With The Kardashians. We would never have known that Seacrest battled weight issues most of his adolescent years until he shared his story in Men's Fitness Magazine. Way to go Ryan for sharing your experience with others.