Celebs when they were teens: Hollywood Edition

Hollywood stars: then and now

Celebs when they were teens: Hollywood Edition
Celebs when they were teens: Hollywood Edition
19 Aug 2015

Celebs when they were teens: Hollywood Edition

It’s time to take a stroll down memory lane as we look back at childhood and teenage photos shared by the celebs themselves. Some of them will shock you, because they look nearly unrecognisable in the photos (case in point – eyebrow goddess Cara Delevingne used to have invisible eyebrows), but most of them look simply adorable.

Click on for comparisons of how these Hollywood stars looked like then and now.

Photos: EPA, Twitter, Instagram and WENN

Ed Sheeran, 24
Ed Sheeran, 24
19 Aug 2015

Ed Sheeran, 24

Entered showbiz at: 14 years old
Big break: ‘The A Team’ off the album + brought him international fame
Last seen: Releasing a new song for free – a collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis titled ‘Growing Up’

The UK singer-songwriter released his childhood photos in his music video for ‘Photograph’, explaining, “I was a nerd with red hair and glasses. Aged 11, I decided I wanted to form a band. But nobody wanted to join me because I wasn’t cool enough.” Well, we can’t imagine if Ed was part of a band – we love him as a solo artist!

It’s so heartwarming to see that some things don’t change – his fiery ginger-coloured hair and his love for playing live music (We relived the best moments of Ed’s concert in Singapore this year).

Twiggy, 65
Twiggy, 65
19 Aug 2015

Twiggy, 65

Entered showbiz at: 16 years old
Big break: Her thin frame (which led to her nickname) and large eyes made her “The Face of 1966”
Last seen: As the new face of L’Oreal and designing for Marks & Spencer’s

Would you believe that the photo on the left is from nearly 60 years ago? The supermodel-turned-designer born with the name Lesley Hornby released her childhood photo for the Barnardo’s campaign (which invite members of the public to consider becoming foster parents) and shared that her favourite childhood memory was from when she was on holiday.

Beyoncé, 33
Beyoncé, 33
19 Aug 2015

Beyoncé, 33

Entered showbiz at: 16 years old
Big break: As a member of Grammy award-winning girl group Destiny’s Child, later breaking out as a soloist
Last seen: Launching a “fierce, flawless and fabulous” flash tattoo collection 

Celebrity diva Beyonce shared the top left photo when she wished her sister Solange Knowles a happy 29th birthday this year and the bottom left photo when she turned 33 last year. On the right, she commemorated Mothers’ Day by posting a sweet photo of her and her mother Tina, collaged with that of her and her daughter Blue Ivy.

Katy Perry, 30
Katy Perry, 30
19 Aug 2015

Katy Perry, 30

Entered showbiz at: 17 years old
Big break: Her album One of the Boys’ hit songs ‘I Kissed A Girl’, ‘Hot N Cold’ and ‘Ur So Gay’ 
Last seen: Gracing the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, channeling Elizabeth Taylor 

Her sweet smile hasn’t changed one bit, though we can’t say the same about her hair colour. Katy has been making waves non-stop in the news, with new music releases happening every now and then (her next record is speculated to be a Christmas album). Forbes' highest-paid female celebrity even dropped by Singapore earlier this year for her Prismatic World Tour, showing off some pretty outrageous stage sets as usual.

Justin Timberlake, 34
Justin Timberlake, 34
19 Aug 2015

Justin Timberlake, 34

Entered showbiz at: 11 years old
Big break: Being in boy band NSYNC
Last seen: Getting into a bit of trouble with health inspectors at his barbecue restaurant Southern Hospitality

 The new father still finds time to take his actress wife Jessica Biel out on dates, even after welcoming baby boy Silas Randall to the family.

And would you have known if I didn’t tell you that that young man next to him in the photo on the left is his good friend since The Mickey Mouse Club, film actor Ryan Gosling?

The Kardashians, 20 to 35
The Kardashians, 20 to 35
19 Aug 2015

The Kardashians, 20 to 35

Entered showbiz at: Ages 28 (Kourtney), 27 (Kim), 23 (Khloe), 12 (Kendall) and 10 (Kylie)
Big break: Starring in their reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Last seen: Telling their momager Kris Jenner that they are through with being on their show after 10 seasons of it

The sisters and half-sisters have transformed from chubby-cheeked little girls to drop dead gorgeous females that are currently dominating the television and fashion industries. These girls have been blessed with fit and photo ready bods, so much so that Kim K’s even gone completely nude just to prove that her second baby after 2-year-old North West isn’t a fake.

Zac Efron, 27
Zac Efron, 27
19 Aug 2015

Zac Efron, 27

Entered showbiz at: 15 years old
Big break: Playing Troy Bolton in High School Musical
Last seen: Slated to co-star with Dwayne The Rock Johnson in an R-rated movie Baywatch

The film star’s gone from cute to hot and underwent many body transformations to get to where he is today. The actor, who normally needs to bulk up for roles once switched gymming out of his routine for his role as a skinny DJ in We Are Your Friends. However, he has since gone back to his muscular self since, because he’s starring alongside bufflord Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in 2016 flick Baywatch.

Cara Delevingne, 23
Cara Delevingne, 23
19 Aug 2015

Cara Delevingne, 23

Entered showbiz at: 10 years old
Big break: Having beautifully thick eyebrows and strong features got her signed with Storm Model Management at the age of 17
Last seen: Enjoying a wild party at a gay strip club that best friend Suki Waterhouse threw for Cara's 23rd birthday

This eyebrow-less to eyebrow goddess transformation is the most miraculous one of the lot.

The British model-turned-actress quit her modelling agency this year to focus on her acting career and unexpectedly revealed that she “doesn’t care about fashion”. (Gasp) The Paper Towns star is currently filming her latest project Suicide Squad.

Harry Styles, 21
Harry Styles, 21
19 Aug 2015

Harry Styles, 21

Entered showbiz at: 16 years old
Big break: Auditioning for The X Factor and becoming part of One Direction
Last seen: Calling out SeaWorld for their dolphin enclosure: “Does anybody here like dolphins? Dont go to SeaWorld!” 

He’s gotten Harry-er in recent years, hasn’t he?

Though former bandmate Zayn Malik’s left his band, One Direction is still hyping up their fans with the release of their newest single ‘Drag Me Down’. Quite the opposite to ex-girlfriend Cara Delevingne, Harry expressed his interest in a fashion career, though he doesn’t think he is "qualified enough".

Amanda Seyfried, 29
Amanda Seyfried, 29
19 Aug 2015

Amanda Seyfried, 29

Entered showbiz at: 11 years old
Big break: Her film debut in Mean Girls, which she reveals to have pigeonholed” her as “the dumb blonde”
Last seen: Starring in her new movie Fathers and Daughters as she reunites with Les Miserables co-star Russell Crowe

Still rocking the red lip, the actress who turns 30 in December said that she will “work less and less as [she] gets older” as “[her] priorities [will] shift towards family”. Sources claim that she is also urging boyfriend Justin Long to hurry up and propose, as she revealed, “I feel like my eggs are dying off… I want a child badly. I need to get on it!”

Jennifer Lawrence, 24
Jennifer Lawrence, 24
19 Aug 2015

Jennifer Lawrence, 24

Entered showbiz at: 16 years old
Big break: Being internationally recognised as Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy
Last seen: Visiting children at the hospital while in Montreal for her X-Men: Apocalypse shoot

Her radiant smile and beautiful blonde locks more or less remained, but the busy actress has bagged herself an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for Best Actress since that photo on the left was taken. Keep it up, Jennifer!

Justin Bieber, 21
Justin Bieber, 21
19 Aug 2015

Justin Bieber, 21

Entered showbiz at: 13 years old
Big break: His video got clicked on by manager Scooter Braun and he got to sing for Usher
Last seen: Having a celebrity-packed daily countdown to the release of his upcoming single and is slated to release a November album

Justin Bieber is gradually making his comeback in the music scene with the help of other big stars including musicians Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Fifth Harmony, who have been posting handwritten posters for his new single What Do You Mean every day over the past few weeks.

Jessie J, 27
Jessie J, 27
19 Aug 2015

Jessie J, 27

Entered showbiz at: 15 years old
Big break: Her debut album Who You Are’s hit songs ’Nobody’s Perfect’, ‘Domino’ and the titular track
Last seen: Getting slammed by The Voice Australia viewers about her chest-revealing wardrobe choices

Wait a sec – Jessie J used to be a blonde?!

The singer has been hot and cold about her music career lately, revealing that she was writing new music in June, then later stating that she would be taking a break from music early next year.

Miley Cyrus, 22
Miley Cyrus, 22
19 Aug 2015

Miley Cyrus, 22

Entered showbiz at: 11 years old
Big break: Starring as the titular role in mega-hit kids television series Hannah Montana
Last seen: Hating on Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video

Miley compared herself to the woman who can do no wrong, Taylor Swift, “I don’t get the violence revenge thing. That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my [breasts] out? I’m not sure how [breasts] are worse than guns."

Victoria Beckham, 41
Victoria Beckham, 41
19 Aug 2015

Victoria Beckham, 41

Entered showbiz at: 20 years old
Big break: Becoming Posh Spice of the Spice Girls
Last seen: Dressed in a Minion-inspired outfit (a blue and yellow Minion onesie, complete with a hoodie)

The fashion designer, who popped by Singapore this year to share about her secret to looking good all the time, paid tribute to her Minion makeover, being the latest in the long list of designers to be given a “Minion makeover”. Fun fact: David Beckham’s got himself a Minion tattoo on his neck above their daughter Harper’s name because she’s a huge fan.

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