We’re living in a world that is focused on success and fame. We’re fascinated with celebrities and sometimes we’re more interested in their personal lives than their work. We take pleasure in a celebrity tripping because that shows that they’re human, normal just like us. The truth is that they’re not just like us and never will be. They’re got lots of money, they can’t walk down the street without being recognized and the list could go on. But they were once just like us, before they were famous and we’ve got just the pictures to prove it. Here are 15 pictures of celebrities when they were young. Take a look and wonder at how regular these guys and gals seem!
15. Michelle Pfeiffer
If you were to take a look up the word stunner in the dictionary, you would find this picture of Michelle Pfeiffer. We don’t even want to know how crazily popular Michelle was in high school, we can only imagine.
14. Mariah Carey
Mariah doesn’t look like a diva at all in this picture. She looks like a cute girl you’d want to be friends with. But Mariah changed a lot! She doesn’t even look like the girl in this photo anymore.
13. Katie Holmes
Out of all the pictures of celebrities when they were young, this one seems to have been taken yesterday. Katie Holmes hasn’t changed a bit! She looks fresh and young and straight out of the Dawson’s Creek set.
12. Julia Roberts
When Julia Roberts smiles, she seems to smile with her whole heart and soul. When she was young, this smile was even more endearing. The picture was taken before she became famous for her portrayal of a pretty woman.
11. Gwen Stefani
Nowadays, Gwen is a gorgeous fashionista and it seems that when she was growing up, Gwen was still a gorgeous fashionista. Perfect hair, perfect smile, perfect skin. Yep, Gwen was perfect back then, same as she is today. Carry on, Gwen!
10. George Clooney
That smile is worth a million dollars. Although George was a teenager in this picture, he doesn’t seem like he’s changed a lot. He’s still got the smile, the eyebrows and the charisma. I wish I knew the George in this picture!
9. Denzel Washington
Denzel has changed quite a lot! In this picture he’s just a cute kid with a fearful smile. He’s turned into one of the planet’s handsomest men! We would have never guessed it!
8. Demi Moore
To be honest, the person in this picture doesn’t look at all like Demi Moore, but that’s who it is. Maybe a bit of the smile could hint at Demi, but other than that, nothing. It’s probably because of all the surgeries Demi’s had over the years.
7. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera was part of the Mickey Mouse club when she was just a kid. Look at that simile and messy hair. She’s one of the cutest kids we’ve ever seen.
6. Charlize Theron
When looking at pictures of celebrities when they were young, you just realize how much people have changed, but in this one, Charlize Theron doesn’t seem to have changed all that much! You could take off her big-framed glasses and she’s the Hollywood glamor girl herself!
5. Cameron Diaz
Judging by the look Cameron was sporting in this high school picture, Cameron was a heart breaker and a very popular girl. She just seems like the girl everyone loves. We know how funny she is and this picture just makes us love her even more.
4. Brian Warner
You could stare at this picture for hours and you’d still have a hard time guessing who the lad in the picture is. Even the name doesn’t help too much. He’s Marilyn Manson! Yes, this dorky kiddo is Mr. Darkness Himself!
3. Brad Pitt
Out of all the pictures of celebrities when they were young, this one is just flawless. Look at Brad, the all-American boy, with his perfect smile and hair! I bet all the girls went crazy after him when he was a teenager.
2. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck, or Mr. Smug, as this picture would imply, was a heartthrob in high school. He seems quite aloof and the typical bad boy who girls would fangirl about. Those eyes just seem like they’re staring right into your soul, don’t they?
1. Avril Lavigne
Just look at her! She’s all smiles and she’s as dorky as anyone can get. Avril was a cute as punch when she was in high school and now she turned into a real stunner. She just looks like the type of kid who you’d be your friend.
See? Celebrities were once, just like us… weird looking kids with big dreams. Did you enjoy these pictures of celebrities when they were young? What is your favorite? We absolutely adore the one with Marilyn Manson. Who would have thought?!