The big celebrities weren’t always the icons you see them as.
Every celebrity you know managed to get lucky, or they hustled, to become who they are. But every last one of them were regular folks like the rest of us once upon a time.
You can see the evolution happening here. That’s high school for you.
He wasn’t exactly a smooth character back in the day.
I mean, he looks like he’s having fun, but damn.
Is this a senior picture? Not bad.
It appears that he was made for this.
They look like they’re ready to go play the high school prom.
She looks like she was on track to become who she is now.
He had the look from the start it seems.
Holy hell, what happened from this point forward?
He looks like he would have been fun to hang out with.
She has that look of being a nice girl, but also an impressionable young woman that wanted to be popular.
Snoop Dog / Snoop Lion
Snoop looked like a proper young man, and now he’s a straight G.
Now THAT’S Jenny from the block.
James Hetfield / Metallica
Yeah, he cleans up nicely.
So she’s always been naturally gorgeous.
So, this was pre-messiah complex?
Yeah, not much of a stretch to think she enjoyed drama.
A lot of bands look like guys that came right out of the garage.
She looks like she was high maintenance from the get-go.
This is a guy that grew up teaching himself how to be hard.
She could have been the girl next door.
He still doesn’t come off as a tough guy.
She was probably that cute girl in school that had goals but was shy as hell.
Kings of Leon
Well, I wasn’t feeling old.
He’s got the look he would take on eventually, but it’s still kind of hidden.
The stars didn’t start off being glamorous.
He looks like the kid in class that would end up making everyone laugh just because he could.
He definitely looks like he needed something to get noticed.
She looks like one of the cool crowd.
He looks like he was happy at least some of the time. Rest in peace.
This guy changed his looks in a huge way. Rest in peace.
‘Queen Bey’ was a commoner like everyone else at one point.
He looks like he might be the boss of a school newspaper, maybe.
That look was already developing.
He looks like he had an inner fire.
She doesn’t look like she was doing a lot of hollaback back in the day.
Tom York / Radiohead
He looks like he just came from a jazz bar.
A lot of guys had the same look back in the day.
He kind of looks like he’s heading off to an internship.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Anytime you think of worshiping a celebrity or thinking that they’re any better than anyone else, just remember that they had to start somewhere. Granted, they got lucky and worked hard, but at the same time, they’re people. They’re just people.