ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Mickey Mouse must have been hell of a talent spotter because the young whippersnappers from the All-New Mickey Mouse Club have all grown up and ruled over the entertainment industry.

From pop starlet Britney Spears to indie angel, Ryan Gosling and everyone else in between, here's a guide to just how influential the class on 1993 has been!

Christina Aguilera

Then: Before she was being rubbed the right way as a genie in a bottle, Aguilera was regarded as one of the best singers in the All-New Mickey Mouse Club at the tender age of 13-years-old.

Now: Aguilera has been singing fro her supper since leaving the Mickey Mouse Club, and she's ploughed through an array of image changes on the way.

Now you're more likely to see this classy lady all dolled up in vintage inspired dresses than her infamous 'Dirrty' assless chaps, but she has also utilized her love of music in various different ways.

Aguilera starred in the 2010 movie Burlesque alongside the legendary Cher and is currently coaching on The Voice.

As for her relationship with Mickey Mouse, it's apparently not so good. At the end of December 2014 Aguilera reportedly called the character an 'asshole' at Disneyland because he refused to have a picture taken with her because he was due on his break. Ouch.

Britney Spears

Then: Britney Spears was just 12-years-old when she first appeared in the Mickey Mouse Club and met her future boyfriend Justin Timberlake.

Now: The real question here is what hasn't Brit Brit done? Spears became the best-selling teenage artist of all time and earned herself a permanent spot in the pop culture hall of fame with her carefully choreographed image and catchy songs.

Spears has won a Grammy, Achievement Award VMA and nine Billboard Music Awards with plenty of other less high profile accolades.

After a few husbands, two sons, a very public mental breakdown and a Stint on the X Factor, Britney is now dazzling crowds at her Las Vegas residency.

Justin Timberlake

Then: The 13-year-old Justin Timberlake was as cute as a button and already showcasing his vocal skills in the Mickey Mouse Club.

Now: Justin Timberlake skyrocketed to heartthrob status as the curly-topped cutie at the front of the N SYNC pack.

He's won a Grammy, toured with Jay-Z and, possibly most importantly, recorded the legendary 'Dick in a Box' video for SNL.

After mastering the art of hair straightening, Timberlake married Jessica Biel and danced his way into a movie career earning spots in films such as The Social Network, Bad Teacher and Inside Llewyn Davis.

Ryan Gosling

Then: Ryan Gosling has gone from being a child with a kind of creepily adult face on his 13-year-old body to a bonafide Hollywood heartthrob with a hybrid accent of his own creation that he began crafting in the Mickey Mouse Club!

Now: After going on the star in the beloved '90s staple Are You Afraid of the Dark, Gosling leapt over to the dark side in his first mainstream movie role playing a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001).

Gosling leapt into the mainstream, and our hearts, when he starred in The Notebook with his then-girlfriend Rachel McAdams in 2004. The Canadian star has won Ocscar and Golden Globe nominations for Half Nelson and Lars and the Real Girl, but he has other interests than acting.

Gosling toured North America with his indie band 'Dead Man's Bones during a break from acting between 2008 and 2011 before jumping back into the movie business with Blue Valentine.

He has a baby daughter with actress Eva Mendes, and is also, bizarrely, the subject of a book about feminist theory.

Kerri Russell

Then: Kerri Russell was one of the big kids in the Mickey Mouse Club pack and started in season five while all of the other young whippersnappers in this article debuted in season 6. She was 15-year-old when she started.

Now: Russell made her first serious leap into mainstream fame when she starred in the TV Show Felicity between 1998 and 2002. After winning a Golden Globe for this long-lasting role, Russell branched out onto the big screen.

Although it's not easy to instantly recognize her without her signature curls, Russell has appeared in movies such as Mission: Impossible III, Waitress and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

You can currently check Russell out in the FX TV show, The Americans.

Marque "Tate" Lynche

Then: Tate Lynch, as he was known in the Mickey Mouse Club, was one of the most beautiful singers of the bunch and he never abandoned his pursuit of music.

Now: Fans of American Idol will remember Marque Lynche as one of the season three finalists, unfortunately he didn't nab the top prize, but Lynche is still recording music and working on an album.

Thomas John "T.J." Fantini

Then: T.J. was 13-year-old when he joined the exclusive Mickey Mouse Club from Anacortes, Washington.

Now: Acting wasn't really Fantini's bag and he was much more interested in the musical side of Mickey Mouse life.

He currently works for a talent agency in L.A. and is working on his music career by playing concerts around the local area.

Ashlee Nicole "Nikki" DeLoach

Then: Nikki DeLoach was the leader of the Mickey Mouse pack in season six and seven. Clearly she was a benign ruler because N SYNC credited her by her childhood nickname of Peaches in their debut album sleeve.

Now: After the Mickey Mouse Club had closed its doors for good, DeLoach became part of the girl band named 'Innosense' (nope, that's not a typo, just the '90s) and supported N SYNC on tour.

When the band never really took off, DeLoach tried her hand at acting instead. You might recognize her from her bit parts in TV shows such as Days of Our Lives and CSI, or her minor roles in movies such as The House Bunny and Love and Other Drugs.

DeLoache is still acting and you can watch her in MTV's Awkward.

(Source: Starcrush)


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