Most people who look back at their high school picture probably realize they don’t look anything like their old selves. As humans, we are always evolving and always changing— fashion trends come and go, certain hairstyles are more popular than others, etc. Everyone’s appearance changes as they get older, it’s only natural. If someone still looked exactly like they did in high school, it would be a bit disconcerting.
But, then there are people who look so drastically different from their teenage years that it is hard to believe it is the same person! Celebrities often go through more dramatic transformations than others. Some celebrities appearances have gotten better over the years as a result, and some, have gotten worse.
If some of these celebrities saw their high school friends these days, they might not even recognize them! Bella Hadid has been in the headlines lately for having had a remarkably unbelievable transformation from Gigi Hadid’s awkward, brunette sister to the gorgeous and glamorous supermodel she is today.
On the other hand, the once fresh-faced, freckled Lindsay Lohan has done so much to her appearance that she has been left looking way older than she is! Plus, most wouldn’t believe what the curvy and confident rap star, Nicki Minaj, used to look back in her younger years.
Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan are also known for their radical changes in appearance, but have most people ever seen what they actually looked like before all of the fame? Here are 15 female celebrities who looked totally different in high school.
15. BELLA HADID
Bella Hadid was once only known as the supermodel, Gigi Hadid’s younger sister. But, now, she has really come into her own, and she is one of the highest-paid and most sought-after models in the industry these days. In fact, she was voted “Model of the Year” by Model.com in 2016. While she is absolutely stunning, there is no doubt about that, some people on the internet have pointed out the stark differences in her appearance now compared to when she was a teenager.
Many “Before and After” photos of the 21-year-old have circled around the internet. It is questionable as to whether the young model has changed her look or perhaps, she was just going through an awkward teen phase, and she has finally grown into her face properly.
Hadid has addressed the rumors, saying, “I wouldn’t want to mess up my face,” according to Popsugar. Regardless, we all know how ruthless the trolls on the internet can be. Fortunately, Bella doesn’t have much time to worry about her haters. She is busy modeling for some of the best designers and most luxurious brands in the world. She’s got a successful sister by her side and gorgeous girlfriends to hang out with in her spare time. Plus, she recently got back together with her ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd, according to Cosmopolitan. It seems like this brunette beauty is getting everything that she wants these days.
14. HILLARY DUFF
Hillary Duff has come a long way from her days on Lizzie McGuire. It took her a while to break free from her character, Lizzie, but she finally managed to do that with her starring role in the smash hit series, Younger. Duff has been through quite a lot since her days at Disney—she’s gotten married, had a child, and been divorced. She has definitely shed the good girl image.
She even went through a phase of dyeing her hair bright shades of teal and pink. She is a firm advocate for body positivity and has spoken out against people who have criticized her in the past for having some cellulite and an imperfectly toned stomach.
Hillary was most recently in the tabloids for calling out her neighbor on Instagram for smoking in her apartment building. The actress actually took a lot of heat from the public because she used the man’s first and last name—arguably opening him up to be bullied on the internet—which many people did not like. Duff has been in a string of relationships since her divorce from her son, Luca’s, father, Mike Comrie. She is currently dating her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Matthew Koma.