The Most Incredible Celebrity Transformations
Marc Gordon - September 26, 2019

Happiness Is Fun

By Pauline Oliver

Happy is as happy does
When all is said and done
Truly being happy
Starts with having fun

Set those happiness endorphins free
To flood your stressed out brain
With lots of happy thoughts
To relax and ease the strain
Eat chocolate
And laugh-a-lot

Chew chilis hot and red
Wear bright colours instead

Keep a dog or a cat
Try yoga on a mat

Feel sunshine warm your being
Seek beauty for the seeing

Classical music wins by miles
Exchanging lots of smiles

That's how to raise your spirit
Lift your body and your mind
This daily dose of happiness
Is a pleasure - you will find.

Even celebrities are not immune to the effects of time. Celebrities depend heavily on their appearance and, to the outside world, it looks as though they drank from the fountain of youth. From awkward to red carpet superstars, Hollywood has seen some astonishing alterations. Check out to see how your favorite celebrities looked in their younger days and how they grew into their glamorous selves.


Lindsay Lohan Then


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Lindsay Lohan, with her striking red hair and green eyes, spent her childhood in front of cameras. At just 3 years old she began modeling for the Ford Modeling Agency. She appeared in commercials for Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Gap, and Jello-O.



Lindsay Lohan Now


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Since her days of Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan has taken a break from acting. She has recently been quite different from the young girl we all know and love. Following a disturbing incident in 2018 and public addiction struggles, many are concerned for Lohan’s wellbeing.


Kaley Cuoco Then


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Before we say anything else, we have to ask: what in the world was Kaley Cuoco thinking when she walked onto the red carpet in this outfit? Now that that is out there we can move on. Kaley Cuoco is a much-beloved celebrity, especially after her role in the hit tv show The Big Bang Theory.



Kaley Cuoco Now


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Her style revolution is on point. But that is no surprise coming from Kaley Cuoco! She has long since said goodbye to baseball caps and instead swapped it for amazing outfits. Kaley Cuoco has transformed her whole look that is feminine and classy, yet daring and fun.


Nicole Kidman Then


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While on her path to becoming one of the biggest acting talents in Hollywood, Nicole Kidman faced plenty of ups and downs in her life. Native to Hawaii, she was called Hokulani, which roughly translated means heavenly star. Kidman truly lived up to her name: she was a star in her high school theater. But it wasn’t always so easy; in her younger years, Kidman was shy and had a stutter!



Nicole Kidman Now


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One of Nicole Kidman’s most defining features is her red hair, fair skin, and red lips. Her image, like most celebrities, is a major part of her career in Hollywood. But few know that she is naturally blonde. Unfortunately, like with many celebs in the industry, maintaining her image came with a price. For a role, she had to wear a corset. She broke a rib trying to shrink her waist down to just 18 inches!


Demi Lovato Then


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Ah, yes, the good old days of Demi Lovato starring alongside the Jonas Brothers in Camp Rock. We all love and miss that Demi! But did you know that Demi got her start as a child star on the television show Barney & Friends alongside Selena Gomez?



Demi Lovato Now


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Long gone are the days of pigtails and Abercrombie jean skirts! Demi Lovato has grown up to become a true queen we all can look up to. We admire Demi’s confidence, her openness, and honesty with her struggles, and her beauty.


Selena Gomez Then


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Selena Gomez came from very humble beginnings. Her parents separated when she was very young and they grew up in near poverty. Selena recalled when her mom’s car ran out of fuel and they had to search for loose change under the car seats to buy for gas.



Selena Gomez Now


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Good-bye, Barney & Friends, hello, red carpet beauty! Selena Gomez has certainly grown up quite a lot ever since her younger, more awkward days with her co-star Demi Lovato. We admire Selena so much for her openness, just like her friend Demi. 


Bella Thorne Then


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No one born in the 1990s has not watched Disney Channel. For those of us who have grown up watching these amazing shows, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Bella Thorne. She first became famous for starring in the Disney show Shake It Up alongside Zendaya. This look she has going on is so early 2000s.



Bella Thorne Now


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This transformation is a total 180 and we are so here for it. Bella Thorne has come a long way since her days dancing on Disney Channel television shows. Nowadays, Bella is a true feminist and Hollywood starlet. Her fashion sense is on point, daring and bold.


Nicole Richie Then


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Nicole Richie had an interesting upbringing, to say the least. Her parents decided to allow Nicole to move in with family friends Lionel Richie. She went to the University of Arizona studying with Kourtney Kardashian! Nicole’s first big break out role was in the 2003 reality television show The Simple Life. 



Nicole Richie Now


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Since her simple days on reality television alongside her childhood best friend Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie has entered into the fashion world. She has modeled for Vogue, Elle, Marie Clair, and Glamour. She opened her own jewelry line called House of Harlow.


Katy Perry Then


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Before she was sitting pretty on the top of Billboard charts, Katy Perry was just another young girl with a hope and a dream. Not many know this about her, but Katy Perry actually taught herself how to play the guitar. Oh yeah, and another fun fact: her parents are both pastors. Yes, we’re shocked too.



Katy Perry Now


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Katy Perry has grown up into a total boss lady and we love it. We know Katy nowadays for her crazy, bright, sparkly, daring looks. She is always serving up a whole slew of bizarre outfits that somehow only work on her.


Jennifer Lawrence Then


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Another celebrity who has undergone many transformations over the years is Jennifer Lawrence. Before she was Hollywood’s darling, J Law’s first appearance in front of the camera was for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 commercial.



Jennifer Lawrence Now


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He-llo Jennifer Lawrence! J Law has certainly grown into herself over the years. She has become the confident and gorgeous woman we all know and love today. One thing that has not changed? Her hilarious sense of humor! We love you, J Law!


Ariana Grande Then


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This photo of Ariana Grande back in her teenage years is totally different from the Instagram queen we know and love today. But did you know that Grande has more than just extraordinary singing chops? After conquering the Broadway stage, she began acting in the Nickelodeon series Victorious. Grande was featured on the Victorious soundtrack and garnered much praise for her gorgeous voice.



Ariana Grande Now


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Born on June 26, 1993, Ariana Grande has become a household name. Grande’s followers call themselves ‘Arianators,’ and track her on social media. Speaking of social media, Grande recently took Selena Gomez’s crown title as the most followed woman on Instagram. Just look at Ari, she is glam-or-ous!


Miley Cyrus Then


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Sometimes better known by her childhood star name of Hannah Montana or just Smiley Miley, Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992. She was born into fame being the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus. Her breakout role was as a Disney star in the show Hannah Montana.



Miley Cyrus Now


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Long gone are the Smiley Miley Hannah Montana days. Truly a star and talent, Miley rose to fame in various acting roles, but she is best known for her music nowadays. She’s been nominated for more than 100 times in different award ceremonies and has won 50 awards, including MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Award, and Teen Choice Award.