Pharrell, Is That You? The Best of Celebrity Throwback Thursday

October 17, 2013  |  
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We’re not the only ones who post sometimes cute, other times embarrassing photos from way back in the day. On Thursdays, now designated in social media world as Throwback Thursday (aka, #TBT), sometimes celebrities share photos of themselves too. Here are a few photos of some of our favorite celebrities taking us on a walk down memory lane with them.


Queen Bey actually posted this photo today of herself as a newborn. We get to see a lot of photos of Mrs. Carter from her childhood, but not a whole lot from straight out the womb. But she definitely looks the same, expressive eyebrows already arched and all.

Cee Lo

You know Cee Lo when you see him, and young or old, he looks the same (he just let the hair go). The Voice judge posted this throwback post recently of himself as a fresh kid with an extra-starched collard, along with his older sister.


Am I the only one who feels that young Drake is EVERYTHING? Compared to the persona he likes to give off these days, to see him all geeked up with the toothy smile, fro (or Jewfro as some call it) and circular frames, it’s just hilarious. He was too cute.

Eva Marcille

I don’t know why, but this picture is just the cutest thing. The model and mom-to-be posted this throwback of herself with a head full of hair (interesting considering that in adulthood, she’s chosen to keep her hair as short as possible) and a bright smile.

Miley Cyrus

Awwwww! Before she was twerking and riding wrecking balls with no clothes on–or even before she was a Disney star–she was just chubby cheeked Miley with the curly hair. Of course, this “cute” image is one she’s trying her hardest to separate herself from now.

Gabrielle Union

While she probably thought she looked amazing on her prom night, when Gabrielle Union posted this picture of herself at prom for Throwback Thursday, she clowned everything about her look, including the hairstyle she did herself, and the long black gloves. But if you ask us, she still looked as amazing and radiant as she still looks to this day.

Kris and Bruce Jenner

This was clearly in happier times (and before plastic surgery changed them both into completely different people). Rocking the rough and tough bangs and some throwback clothing for real (the off-the-shoulder top was in everybody’s closet), the two were actually a cute couple. Unfortunately, they’re now headed for divorce.

Taraji P. Henson

This baby literally went to prom with wings on her dress. Even the Academy Award nominated actress had to jones herself for such an interesting look that she designed, and did so in hashtag form:  

“#Prom #YESIdesignedthedress#IbelievedIcouldfly #StillcouldntTellmeShiat#MymomlovessendingmepicsforTBT”

Rashidah Jones

Hey, we’ve all worn a few hairstyles in our school pictures from back in the day that we weren’t too proud of in adulthood. Before Parks and Recreation fame, the daughter of Quincy Jones was a stellar student popping her wide collar. As for the hair, that couldn’t have been me. My mother would have whooped my behind if I brought a photo home like this.


He might be an icon in men’s fashion, but before then, Pharrell was decked out in denim with a formidable fro (and it either had a bang or the Frederick Douglass part going on). The mega-producer has always had the brightest smile and perkiest cheekbones, and now you know what he looked like when he was young, before he grew up to be a musical icon and still look mad young…

Lamman Rucker

So, if God blesses you with the chance to meet and fall in love with the super fine Lamman Rucker, your babies might come out looking like this. *Finger crossed that I still have a chance* Still has that bright smile!

Lady Gaga

Before the out-of-this-world costumes and the mega fame, Gaga was Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. As a teen, Germanotta was hustling for the fame she now has, doing plenty of auditions for TV shows, and playing the lead in high school stage productions before she put her focus on music. She looks so homely compared to now…


Before he was Ludacris, Christopher Bridges had the opportunity to run into quite a few famous people back in the day. Not only did he snap an epic photo with Puff Daddy, Jermaine Dupri and Keith Sweat, but he also had the chance to meet Aaliyah, as you can see (this had to be during the One in a Million days). He looks so young!

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