Most individuals may recall a time when they were a little uncomfortable in their adolescence. Instead of later in high school, as it did for me, it should have occurred in elementary or middle school. (Gosh, those were hard years.) But fortunately for you, you’re not famous (or are you?) and you don’t spend half of your time in front of the camera. Why, you inquire? Well, overexposure comes along with wealth. Thank you, paps! Your uncomfortable period will only live on in certain personal recollections and photographs, while young superstars have their ugliest looks permanently captured in photographs. Naturally, as people age, they lose their young appearance and leave all of the awkwardness behind. These awkward kid actors may now, like us, look back fondly on their youthful selves and be in awe of who they have become. (What, you don’t admire what you’ve become into? Only us? OK…)
Look at these amazing changes that have taken place right before our eyes. Do you recall each of these famous kids from your youth? Take a journey down memory lane as we showcase the most stunning caterpillars who evolved into butterflies and are currently Hollywood A-listers, as well as other individuals who have battled to achieve popularity since their prepubescent years.
These days, Kylie Jenner hardly needs an introduction. Thanks to the well-liked Bravo series and her hordes of social media fans, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is well-known everywhere. However, before becoming the fashion icon that she is today, Kendall Jenner was just a shy little girl living in relative obscurity. She owes her fame to her older sister Kim Kardashian.
On The Wonder Years, she was the object of many young boys’ crushes. After the performance, Danica McKellar shied away from the spotlight, virtually leaving Hollywood for the majority of the early twenty-first century. But she has consistently done voiceover work and acting in recent years.
The three most memorable quotes from Jerry Maguire were “Show me the money” by Tom Cruise, “You had me at hello” by Renée Zellweger, and Jonathan Lipnicki’s portrayal of Ray Boyd, who is inexhaustibly cute. As a young actor, Lipnicki took use of the movie’s success to earn a number of additional roles, including one in Stuart Little, but his adult acting career hasn’t been very noteworthy. But because he’s still young, perhaps things will improve in time.