If we’re going to be completely honest with you, high school was a bad time for us. In fact, high school is a bad time for everyone. Unless you’re naturally perfect in every way (in which case, TEACH US YOUR SECRETS) your teenage years are full of pimples, awkward haircuts, big ears, an awful taste in fashion and pretty shoddy teeth. At the time it may seem as if we’re the only people in the world to endure the never-ending torture of puberty, but of course, we’re not. Does this make you feel any better? Nah, didn’t think so.
However, a few pimples and a new set of bangs wasn’t the end of the world (although it did make us want to crawl under a rock and stay there for a couple of years). What made the whole high school puberty situation even worse was that we then had to sit on an uncomfortable seat once a year, look into the camera, and have our awkward/ugly stage memorialized into print. Yep, we’re talking about the yearbook pictures. Ours still haunt us today. *Shivers*
Thankfully, we weren’t the only ones going through this stage. Yuh-huh, our classmates were just as awkward, our friends had also decided that wearing two scrunchies was a good idea (in hindsight, it wasn’t), and our chemistry partner actually had more pimples than we did. Wanna know something else? Celebrities also went through this awkward stage, and we have the yearbook photos to prove it. It may seem unbelievable that Kim Kardashian used to rock incredibly thin, tadpole-like eyebrows, it may seem utterly bizarre that J-Lo once rocked a mullet, and we bet you can’t imagine Paul Rudd with long hair… but it totally happened!
So if you’re looking for a laugh, or just trying to make yourself feel a little better about your latest yearbook photograph (and the fact that you were looking in the wrong direction), check out these hilarious celeb yearbook pictures…
Our favorite Guardian of the Galaxy has since sprouted some facial hair from his high school days, but really… he looks the same?! Chris dropped out of community college and at one point ended up homeless while in Hawaii, before he was scouted while serving as a waiter. Since then, he is one of the most in-demand actors around. Go, Starlord!