Fake spray tans. Braces. Horrendous '90s highlights. Chubby double chins. Pimples galore.
I am talking about the dreaded yearbook picture we prepared for extensively once a year. We showered, we styled, and we primped until we used up an entire tube of mascara and burnt our fingers at least five times with our straightener.
Isn't it completely comforting to know that even seemingly immortal and perfect celebrities have also experienced the stressful, horrifying preparation that went into snapping the perfect yearbook picture? If you don't believe me, check out some of our favorite celebrities below.
1. Chelsea Handler
Look at those luscious blonde locks. I wonder if she knew just how much of a fierce badass she was to become.
These aren't the usual threads a true rapper wears, but you can feel the underlying gansta hiding somewhere deep under that sweater vest.
3. Jennifer Lawrence
You can't get any more '90s with that hairdo. Jennifer Lawrence actually looks really gorgeous, but we didn't expect anything less.
4. Kanye West
You can feel Kanye's confidence radiating from this picture, showing us he has been secure in himself since he was a young boy.
Ke$ha is rocking the curly gelled hair look, which I had to do too with my frizzy Persian curls. And are those puka shell necklaces I spot? Classic.
6. Kim Kardashian
How is it even fair that Kim K looked as stunning and gorgeous as ever when she was just a little girl? I bet she never even had an awkward phase.
7. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart is known for rarely smiling, but this photo proves that she has quite the charming beam.
8. Louis C.K.
Louis looks adorably awkward with his untamed hair, crooked smile, and leather jacket. I wonder if he knew he'd grow up to be one of the funniest comedians ever.
9. Robin Williams
You can just feel the warm energy emitting from this yearbook photo of a young Robin Williams. What a cute little man. R.I.P. Robin.
10. Selena Gomez
We can laugh with her about those bangs now, but let's admit it. We all gelled them and thought we were so hot back then.
11. Megan Fox
I also had a slight unibrow and very crooked teeth. Nothing a pair of tweezers and some braces can't fix.
12. Paul Walker
Paul Walker looks just as handsome and studly as every. Check out that glint in his eyes. Look at those locks of golden hair. R.I.P. Paul Walker.
Sure, some of these celebrities may have been photogenic from birth, but a few weren't. And that makes me feel all the more normal.
I'm sure switching from glasses to contacts and finally getting my braces removed helped immensely. Not to mention I don't firehose bronzer onto my face anymore.
If only I was in middle school and high school looking the way I do now. I'd actually be prepared for the perfect yearbook picture.
[Source: eBaum's World]