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11 Celebrities And Their Younger Selves

For those of us that were considered geeky looking while growing up, having your picture taken probably ranked up there with a trip to the dentist, or eating brussels sprouts (unless you like brussels sprouts and dentists, in that case, pick something you else you may find distasteful). The worst was probably the pictures that were taken to be included in the High School Yearbook.

Thankfully, for the majority of us, our high school pictures will only be seen by a small amount of people; mostly family and friends. Unfortunately, once you become a celebrity, all those embarrassing photos are seen by millions of people and now everyone can see that gawky, awkward picture of you in 10th grade. Don't feel too bad for these people though. They grew out of their geeky stage to become pretty attractive and successful entertainers.

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11 Avril Lavigne

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Here's a girl who has certainly changed her image since she was in school. Avril Lavigne got noticed when she appeared onstage with Canadian country singer Shania Twain. By the age of 16, she had secured a recording contract which debuted her to the world. Her song Complicated hit number one, and her sophomore hit Sk8er boi cemented her reign as punk/pop princess. She took some time off,  married and divorced Sum 41's Deryck Whibley but was married a second time to Nickelback's singer and front-man Chad Kroeger in 2013.

10 Taylor Swift

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9 Kathy Griffin

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8 Demi Moore

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7 George Clooney

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6 Eminem

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Marshall Mathers, or Eminem as he is more famously known, is a very successful recording artist. While his music is catchy, he is known for having lyrics that are rather controversial. The angry lyrics stem from his formative years growing up shuffling between homes and being bullied in school. He was even sued by his own mother over defamatory lyrics he wrote about her in his songs. Even after facing various obstacles, Eminem has proven that perseverance can really pay off.

5 Jennifer Lopez

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Even beautiful women like Jennifer Lopez can go through gawky stages in life. This beauty got her start as a Fly Girl on the show In Living Color, it was her dance moves that garnered her attention. Then she landed the lead role in Selena, and hasn't looked back since. She's had many chart-topping hits such as Jenny from the Block, as well as starring in numerous movies and more recently judging American Idol. She's another example of improving with age, like a fine wine.

4 Ryan Seacrest 

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If you were to see only the before photo, this person is almost unrecognizable. Ryan Seacrest has grown up from the bespectacled, braces wearing teenager, to an American Idol host, who has now taken over Dick Clark's original reign over New Years Rockin' Eve and is also a radio host in LA, whose morning show used to belong to Rick Dees. He has not only changed his look from his younger days but has managed to become one of the most successful individuals in Hollywood.

3 Justin Timberlake 

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Ah..Justin Timberlake..where to begin. He was first introduced to America on the TV show Star Search, from there, he went on to The Mickey Mouse Club with other young alumni such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. After that, he became the lead singer of the boy band 'N Sync. Ahh his hair, his bleach blonde tips were a part of his look back then and girls adored him for it. Since those days, he embarked on a successful solo career, and also showed us how funny he can be in numerous SNL guest appearances. Now expecting a child with his wife Jessica Biel, this is one performer that definitely became sexier over time.

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1 Brad Pitt

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