13 Stars Who Transformed From Geek To Chic

13 Stars Who Transformed From Geek To Chic

Ryan Seacrest
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Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest
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Ryan Seacrest, well known for his hosting duties on American Idol, for his radio show, and for his coverage of every red carpet ever rolled out, used to look a LOT different. It's pretty unbelievable to see that the impeccably groomed Seacrest, whose suits are always perfectly tailored to his fit physique, once looked like an elderly female gym teacher from the '80s.
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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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It's easy to forget that the larger-than-life pop star is an actual person sometimes. It seems like she's just a factory producing smash hit after smash hit, but there was a time when she wasn't the gorgeous goddess we're now familiar with. Swift clearly still remembers this time in her life, which is perhaps why she's so great with her fans, many of whom likely remind her of herself.
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Zac Efron
Zac Efron
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None of us could have known that the awkward, buck-toothed Summerland star would be the man we one day would be drooling over and heading to the movies JUST to see him shirtless. After seeing Neighbors, we just want to congratulate Zac on doing such a great job growing up (we'd also like to thank him for so frequently removing his shirt).
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January Jones
January Jones
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Anyone familiar with Mad Men and January Jones' fierce fashion choices is bound to be shocked and gloriously entertained by this yearbook photo of the Emmy-nominated actress. We LOVE that after such a transformation, Jones still keeps it real by remembering her adorably awkward roots.
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Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello
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My goodness, Joe! For anyone who feels like a dweeb, look no further for inspiration. The Magic Mike star's evolution has not only mad him a Hollywood sex symbol, it's also helped him land Sofia Vergara. Things can CLEARLY improve for anyone.
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Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie
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Nicole Richie is the Queen of Giving Us Hope. While she and Paris Hilton rose to fame at a time of really unfortunate trends, she's managed to stay in the limelight for her incredible fashion sense (and her killer personality). Nicole, we'll just pretend your Simple Life days never happened.
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Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris
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It's safe to assume that Calvin Harris wouldn't be dating Taylor Swift if he were still rocking his basement-dweller DJ look. This mature, polished man gives us some serious GQ goals.
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Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
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Were braids really big enough of a thing for Avril AND Taylor to both have had them?! Avril isn't necessarily known for being the most stylish, but let's give her credit for how far she's come! She has DEFINITELY improved.
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Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
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There should be a word for a transformation like this. To go from a ramen-haired, all-denim-wearing boy band member to a sought-after, stylish singer/producer/actor/comedian is truly something to marvel at. He's Justin Timberlake, for crying out loud. He's, like, the modern definition of the word "smooth."
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Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham
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We all know that Victoria Beckham has come a LONG way from her Posh Spice days, but she's come even FARTHER since her days as the bushy-banged Victoria Adams. The fashion designer would probably not be caught dead in a side ponytail on top of her head these days (nor would she probably be photographed smiling, for that matter).
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Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis
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We just said there should be a word for the kind of transition Justin Timberlake went through, and thanks to Matthew Lewis, there is. It's called "Neville Longbottoming" because Lewis rose to prominence as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films before he blossomed into the hunk we now know.
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Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the most fashionable women on the planet. She always looks divine, she has TONS of connections in the fashion industry, and she made "Manolo Blahnik" a household name as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. There was a time, however, when she was just a girl who fell victim to early '80s trends. It's not her fault. Don't blame her. She's still our sartorial spirit animal.
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Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Hoult, About a Boy
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While Hoult wormed his way into our hearts as the adorably pudgy kid rapping along to Mystikal in About A Boy, it wasn't until he got a bit older that we began to hope he'd worm his way into our pants. As Tony on Skins and in that divine angora sweater in A Single Man, we realized we may very well be in love with him. He lost the baby weight and that awful haircut, but kept everything else we love.

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