Before They Were Hot: The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Yearbook Photos

Jeremy RennerOh, to be a celebrity. To have perfect hair and perfect teeth and perfect skin — it must be nice. It’s almost like they come out of the womb flawlessly coifed and camera-ready. But lucky for us, that’s not the case.

Just like you and me, celebrities were once teenagers. Awkward, gangly, pimple-faced teenagers with bad clothes and worse haircuts. Even sex symbols like George Clooney, Jeremy Renner, Kim Kardashian, and Minka Kelly had to suffer through a gawky phase, and there’s photographic evidence to prove it. Future actors of America take note: it’s best to ditch school on picture day, lest your least flattering moments find their way onto the Internet. 

The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Yearbook Photos

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Celebrity Editor Abbey Stone hails from the fair isle of Martha's Vineyard, a lovely, vaguely dinosaur-shaped spot of land located off the coast of Cape Cod, MA, that is best known for exporting preppy salmon-colored pants. But the bright lights of New York City beckoned, and Abbey was lured away from her coastal haven to attend Barnard College. She graduated in 2010 with a degree in English and a much less useful minor in Dance. Abbey has been published in Dance Magazine, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, and Popstar! magazine (where she learned more than she ever wanted to know about Justin Bieber). Abbey now lives in Brooklyn, where she spends her days watching stupid Internet videos and reading pretentious books.