16 Awkward Celebrity Photos Before They Were Famous

We were all young once. And behind all that carefully managed media persona and airbrushed photography is an awkward child just waiting to come out. These pics show us that celebrities are in fact human after all.

 

1. Brad Pitt.

Giving hope to strange looking kids everywhere, here’s Brad Pitt looking like he’s trying out to be the fifth member of The Beatles.

 

2. Beyoncé Knowles.

This is the type of girl you wanna take home to your mother. Wholesome all American high school pic before Destiny’s Child got hold of her.

 

3. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You can take the boy out of Austria but you can’t take that damn Austrian accent away from Arnie.

4. Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj is so unrecognizable here it’s crazy. Not ‘throwing shade’ at you Nicki but this must have been before that Anaconda attacked you.

 

5. Katy Perry.

Looks like a pic of Perry just as she was breaking away from her good girl Christian roots.

 

6. Vin Diesel.

Doesn’t Vin Diesel kind of look like a young Drake here? I don’t know if he’s winking to the camera or if he just has a lazy eye. Either way, Vin proves that even as a youngster he was too fast, too furious.

7. 50 Cent.

This photo is just pretty cute actually. 50 Cent wasn’t always a P.I.M.P. This shows even gangster rappers can grow up being a bit awkward sometimes.

 

8. Kristen Stewart.

In a rare photo with her mouth closed here is a photo of K. Stew when she was going through her Bob Dylan phase.

 

9. Drake.

When Drake said he started from the bottom, he meant it. This guy must have gotten picked on so much at high school although he did grow up in Canada, so maybe not.

10. Charlize Theron.

Charlize Theron looking intelligent in what looks like a very studious high school pic.

 

11. Ben Stiller.

Ben looking nothing like a young Derek Zoolander in this blast from the past.

 

12. Tiger Woods.

You can almost imagine Tiger’s father bursting in to the room yelling at Tiger to pick up his golf clubs. You don’t become a child prodigy by being lazy.

13. Biggie Smalls.

Don’t hate the player hate the game.

 

14. Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow is apparently going to survive this flashback unscathed. Proving that the prom queen sometimes does make it big, here is Gwyneth casually blowing buggle gum at your face.

 

15. Kim Kardashian.

Everyone’s favorite narcissist, Kim K. is looking surprisingly normal before her fascination with Photoshop and writing terrible books took over.

16. Jennifer Aniston.

There’s nothing more American than bad prom photos. Showing us once again that she is America’s Sweetheart, here is Jen rocking out with what we can only presume is a haircut paying tribute to the band Flock of Seagulls.