Celebrities Before They Were Famous: How Many Can You ID?

November 18, 2014  |  
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These celebrities weren’t born famous. Here’s what they looked like before the money, the fans and the plastic surgery. How many of them can you recognize?

This Around The Way Girl

Raise your hand if you also went through a tomboy phase. Recognize this soon-to-be-diva before she glammed things up? It’s Nicki Minaj!

This Jheri-Curled Glamour Shot

OK, it’s pretty obvious this is Jamie Foxx but we should all take a moment to appreciate that hair.

This Adorable Boy

Can you identify this adorable boy who’s going through a little bit of an awkward chubby phase? Give up? It’s president Barack Obama hanging out with his dad.

This Straight-Laced Student

This photo was taken before this singer got his jheri curl. Out of guesses on who it is? It’s singer Lionel Richie.

This High School Student

Can you recognize this singer from her teenage years? Believe it or not, it’s Paula Abdul!

This Sort Of Smiling Teen

It’s going to take a few more years for this actor to develop the charm that won the hearts of millions of women. Give up? It’s Denzel Washington.

This Cutie

Can you recognize the super star behind this adorable baby picture? It’s Beyonce rocking rough and stuff with her afro puffs.

This Awkward Date

We’re not sure who this young man is, but we bet he spends a lot of time thinking about how wonderful his life would be if this date with teenage Oprah Winfrey had worked out.

This Pretty Girl

This diva was apparently always flawless. And that’s why we’ll always love Whitney Houston.

This Texturized Teen

Can you guess which soulful singer this young diva is going to grow up to be? If you guessed Toni Braxton, you’re 100% right!

This Little Boy And His Afro

This one’s kind of a tough one. Need a hint? Take away the afro, add makeup and six inch heels and you get RuPaul!

This Bigger Boy And His Bigger Afro

If you had to look up soulful yearbook photos in the dictionary, we’re 90% sure that this is the picture that would pop up. Can you tell who’s behind those 70’s glasses? It’s director Spike Lee!

This Young Man

Years before he discovered leather suits and swagger, Eddie Murphy looked wide-eyed and innocent.

Mr. Suit And Side Part

Why aren’t we surprised that this super producer was maintaining his sexy long before he was famous? And is it just us or was Diddy somehow cuter back in the day?

This Little Girl

Remember when you couldn’t leave the house without at least seven ponytails? Looks like Rihanna does too!

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