Teen Entertainers Who Turned Into Fiiiine Grown Men

July 24, 2013  |  
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The entertainers we loved as teens are all grown up now. They’ve graduated to adult acting roles — and adult bodies. Hold on to your hats ladies, we’ve got a list of the teens we crushed on and the beautiful men they’ve become.

Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan first showed up on our radars back in 2002 when he played Wallace on “The Wire.” Ten years later, Michael is all grown up, gorgeous, and a leading man. Have you seen him in “Fruitvale Station” yet? After that, we can’t wait to see him co-star in “Are We Officially Dating” early next year.

Marques Houston

Most of us have been nursing a crush on Marques since Immature and now our boy band crush is full grown. Lucky for us, Marques has a lot coming down the pipeline. He’s got a new album coming out, a tour and movie role on the horizon. Check out our recent interview with him here.

Lee Thompson Young

Jett Jackson was adorable even as a Disney star. But now that he’s older, he may be even more attractive. We know he’s the reason a lot of us tune in to “Rizzoli and Isles.” Detective Barry Frost is delicious.

Bow Wow

Bow Wow isn’t ‘Lil anymore. Can you believe he was just 13 when he first hit the stage? He’s been blowing up ever since and now he likes to be called by his government name, Shad Moss. Nicknames you give yourself as a kid don’t always age well.

Nick Cannon

We’re not trying to step on Mariah’s territory or anything, but Nick Cannon has come a long way since his days as a child actor. Remember when he used to be on “All That”? He was already 18, but for some reason he’s looking even better in his “old age.”

Robert Ri’chard

Robert didn’t have to go through too much of a transformation to turn into a fine grown man. Girls have been crushing on Robert since 1996 when he had a cameo on “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.” We can’t wait for his next leading role.

DeVaughn Nixon

Remember DeVaughn Nixon from “The Bodyguard”? We bet you didn’t know he was the voice of one of the characters on “Bebe’s Kids.” DeVaughn has really come into his own on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

Romeo Miller

For a while, Lil’ Romeo was just Master P’s son. He was signed to No Limit at the tender age of five — and his talent has only grown since then. Now he’s an up and coming basketball star, a rapper, a dancer, a model, an actor and a fashion designer. And he doesn’t look half bad either.


Who knew that Wheelchair Jimmy’s star would rise so high? The Canadian actor started out on Degrassi but managed to parlay that into a career in rap. Not everyone can just jump genres like that. We wonder what Drake is going to do next…with his fine self.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan gosling wasn’t always about the smoldering good looks and intense screen performances. Once upon a time, he was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club. Boy, Ryan has come a long way.

Ray J

Brandy’s little brother grew up quick. One day he was little L.J. on the Sinbad show. The next, he was getting busy with Kim Kardashian and putting it on tape.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Remember “Third Rock from the Sun”? Joseph was young, funny and awkward. Now he’s turned into one of the best actors in Hollywood who also happens to be rather easy on the eyes.

Kel Mitchell

We all liked goofy Kel, but fine Kel is a lot more fun to look at. We can’t wait to see him break out and take on some bigger acting roles. The man has talent.

Justin Timberlake

Can we take a moment to talk about how well Justin Timberlake has aged? He was already a teen heart throb back when he was with N’ Sync. Then he got more attractive and  more talented. What do you think he’ll accomplish in the next ten years.

Justin Lee

Remember Annyong from “Arrested Development”? He’s come a long way since that bowl cut. Now he’s got a recurring role in “10 Things I Hate About You”

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  • Ouima Marshall

    RIP Lee Thompson Young <3 you gorgeous man

  • Jazzi A Cruz

    Everyone says he started on ” the wire ” that’s wrong he started on ” all my children ” as a foster/adopted child of Jack Montgomery and Erica Kane.

  • Brittany

    Where’s Shia LeBeouf?

    • marshefen

      He is a cutie.

  • dee4fun

    And the winner is…….. Michael B Jordan!!!! Wow, that smile.

  • Jamaican Hello Kitty

    I Have a thing for Asian men, so Justin Lee is definitely doing it for me.

  • Nikstew

    C’mon ladies, I know us brown gilrs love chocolate, but be honest…Ryan Gosling is a fine *ss white boy!

    • marshefen

      Shia Lebouf is a cutie to me too and made a big transformation from his Disney days.

  • Lihau

    Michael B. Jordan – Yes.
    Romeo – Yes. Thank goodness he hasn’t tattooed his body up.

    The rest of the list – No.

  • chanela

    michael b jordan was also in the movie “chronicle”. LOVE that movie!

  • Sabrina

    :(((((((((( Ray J is not fine nor is he a grown man! He is heinous and acts like a child.
    That last man, the Asian guy Justin Lee, childdd he is adoreable!

  • lashon123

    you lie to me..smh tisk tisk

  • EspressoBean

    My heart still flutters for Lee Thompson Young.

  • jasmine

    lee Thompson young. still fine

  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    I came here 4 Michael B. Jordan and only him, Romeo was a bonus.. .

  • Tha Real Hamia

    Lord knows Im still hurting about Wallace.

  • ChildPlease

    Y’all reaching with This list!! Michael B Jordan, Romeo, Ryan gosling that’s it

  • Cynkisskiss

    Not bowwow I saw him in the club he’s not cute..

    • yeppers

      He not cute on TELEVISION let alone in somebodys person….lmaooo Im sorry no matter how old he get he looks like a child and I as a GROWWWWWN WOMAN (in my Beyonce voice) am not attracted to BOY lookin men. But hey maybe its just me….MN yall tried it putting that childs pic first.

      • El Dogga

        Can you speak ENGLISH please?

        “I as a GROWWWWNNNN” that got Wi-fi on the plantation? ahhahahahaaha~

  • Mia

    I want to see Michael B Jordan cast opposite a beautiful black actress at least once! Lol, he is a cutie:-)

  • Mia

    I want to see Michael B Jordan cast opposite a beautiful black actress at least once! Lol, he is a cutie:-)

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  • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

    Lee Thompson Young, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are the ones on this list who are still as fine as they were when they were younger, hey my opinion.

  • Robin Matthews

    hahaha Detective Frost.. is the only reason I watch the show ! hahaha

  • Yvonne Wilson

    Michael B. Jordan also appeared on All My Children as Jackson Montgomery son Reggie

  • Zumba Queen

    Maybe my glasses are foggy but MOST men on this list are barely cute, let alone fine. Romeo, Marquis Houston, Ray J, and Mike Jordan are cute though. Justin Timberlake is a punk for not taking responsibility for ripping off Janet Jackson’s shirt at the 2004 Superbowl. If you want to add someone who grew up to be fine was Merlin Santana. Gone too soon!

    • Yes

      Zumba Queen, are we sisters?!!! Girl, tell the truth about Justin Timberlake being a punk for embarrassing Janet Jackson! I’ve been saying that for 10 years. The teenage me use to love me some Justin Timberlake. However, I haven’t been a fan of his since that incident and I’m tired of black people giving Timberlake a pass.

  • Tracie Keepinitreal Brown

    Actually Michael B Jordan played in Hardball way before he was in The Wire

    • Truth

      I had that same thought. The picture they have is even from Hardball.

  • just sayn

    Fiiine? Not even! Some of them have certainly grown to be better looking and frankly, Drake is ugly,,,,,sorry and some of the others are as well!

  • ThaVoiceoftheVoiceless

    Romeo Miller an up and coming basketball star???? Ummm, you know he didn’t finish college at USC right???? He only received a basketball scholarship the first place because he was friends with Demar Derozan. There is no way in heck that he would be promoting ICDC College with a degree from USC.

  • Ms. Kameria

    *can’t believe I actually clicked through all 16 slides*

    Anyhoo, the only ones I’ll take are #2,4,and #10 (somewhat).

  • sammi_lu

    Most of the people on this list, ‘fiiiiiiiine’ is a bit of a stretch. The only two I can tip my hat to is Michael B Jordan and Romeo.

    • Jessica Wilson

      Agreed. Majority of these men are ugly as a child and as an adult. Only one or two are actually handsome on this list.