ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
Editor/Senior staff writer | Movie Pilot's celebrity savant.
Karly Rayner

If even imagining your adolescence is enough to bring you out in a beetroot blush, you are not alone. Frizzy hair, unibrows, braces, puppy fat and acne don't discriminate and even the most beautiful of celebrities were once ugly ducklings.

Just take a look at these barely recognizable stars and see if you can unmask the famous faces lurking under the mullets and milk bottle top specs!

Jennifer's Braces

I hope this foxy lady's orthodontist still gets a Christmas card every year because he/she must have suffered.

But, just who is our lady of the unibrow?

MEGAN FOX!

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American Idol

It's no wonder this aviator aficionado started out in radio...

RYAN SEACREST!

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She's Still Jenny From the Block

This actress' teenage years appear to have been a real life rendition of She's All That.

JENNIFER GARNER!

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Less Than Average Joe

If you ever need gymspiration, here's proof that buff doesn't choose you, you choose buff!

JOE MANGANIELLO!

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Betty Spaghetti

This real life Benjamina Botox looks younger now than she did in 1986! Magic!

NICOLE KIDMAN!

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I'm Not Entirely Bowl-ed Over

Until recently he was Hollywoods biggest bachelor by choice... Back then he probably didn't have many options.

GEORGE CLOONEY!

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Tennessee Top Hat

You have to have a true Hawkeye to pick out a haircut that oozes quite so much glamour.

JEREMY RENNER!

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Plain Jane: Unsalted Edition

As if this wasn't bad enough, this multi-talented lady also went to school with Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, who I'm sure were very pleasant about her hair.

RASHIDA JONES!

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Code Orange

Hey girl! I promise to never rock this trout pout and tangerine tan again.

RYAN GOSLING!

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Gender Bender

If you guess the gender of this be-mulleted '90s pixie, you're one step closer to learning its true form!

JANUARY JONES!

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Crimped Crisis

Fourteen is officially the worst age for everyone. Ever.

ZAC EFRON!

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A Ghost of her Current Self

There's no point in even trying to guess. Don't waste your time.

DEMI MOORE!

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Red

I knew you were tasteless when you walked in.

TAYLOR SWIFT!

Poll

How's your fragile teenage self esteem feeling right now?

(Source: The Daily Mail, Stupid Celebrities, People, Uproxx, Buzzfeed, Whudat)

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