It's hard to believe that picture-perfect Gwyneth Paltrow ever went through an awkward stage.
Thankfully, we've got the yearbook photos to prove it!
Indeed, before Shakespeare in Love, her marriage to Coldplay hubby Chris Martin, and her multitude of low-carb cookbooks and lifestyle guides, Paltrow was just like the rest of us, sporting braces and making a silly face for her 1997 yearbook photo.
A few years later, in 1999, it looks like Gwynnie went through a rebellious stage; that yearbook photo shows the Oscar-winning actress in a biker jacket, hoop earrings, and cheekily blowing bubblegum.
Gwyneth isn't the only star to have undergone a dramatic style transformation since her high school days. Was Megan Fox always so foxy? Would you recognize Blake Lively from just a few years ago? Our very own Avril Lavigne has certainly come a long way from her suburban roots in Napanee.
Don't believe us? Click through the gallery below to see how our favourite celebs have changed since their yearbook photos were taken!
She's just like the rest of us! Back in 1997, Gwyneth went through a bit of an awkward phase.
Paltrow the rebel? In 1999, Gwynnie chanelled her inner greaser. We can't imagine Paltrow would ever wear a biker jacket nowadays.
Avril Lavigne wasn't always a punk rock princess. She looked downright suburban in her high school yearbook photo, sporting a bob, glasses, and (gasp!) no racoon eye makeup.
Kelly <a href="https://twitter.com/MissKellyO/status/337640887788126208" target="_blank">tweeted</a> this high school photo of herself with the caption, "#ThrowbackThursday Me in high school! I was such a dork!" We think she was adorable.
This is Queen Bey, age 15, in 1996. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/17/beyonce-pregnant-baby_n_3294124.html#slide=2436377" target="_blank">She looks</a>. <a href="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/296863/slide_296863_2436408_free.jpg?1368221027249" target="_blank">Exactly. </a><a href="http://i.huffpost.com/gadgets/slideshows/296863/slide_296863_2436361_free.jpg?1368220728057" target="_blank">The Same. </a>
Blake Lively has come a long way since her high school days! We barely recognized the <em>Gossip Girl</em> star.
His hair may have been questionable, but Brad Pitt was always dreamy, as evidenced by his high school yearbook photo.
So cute! Britney's innocent yearbook pic has us nostalgic for the '90s.
Cameron Diaz's feathered hair is too '80s to handle.
Chace Crawford took the california-surfer look a bit too far with his beaded choker necklace, perfectly groomed eyebrows and blond highlights.
Fresh-faced Courteney Cox has hardly changed since her yearbook photo was taken.
Eminem, aka. Marshall Mathers, was <a href="http://www.salon.com/2000/07/25/eminem_secrets/" target="_blank">ruthlessly bullied as a kid. </a>
Fergie looked like she belonged in a beauty pageant in her high school photo.
Decidedly more nerdy, but still with a sultry gaze, Jon Hamm was a hunk-in-the-making in his high school yearbook.
Kathy Griffin always loved the stage --<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/kathy-griffin-in-high-sch_n_955794.html" target="_blank"> she was an avid theatre geek in high school </a>-- though her look has changed quite a lot since then.
Katy Perry grew up in a very conservative family (both her parents were pastors.) <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/katy-perry-562678" target="_blank">She moved to Los Angeles when she was just 17 to pursue her singing career.</a>
Kurt Cobain was described as <a href="http://www.biography.com/people/kurt-cobain-9542179?page=1" target="_blank">an artistically gifted, though somewhat strange pupil in high school.</a> He would go on to form the multi-platinum grunge band Nirvana.
Lindsay in high school was just as cute as her Mean Girls alter-ego Cady. We miss Lindsay circa 2002.
Funnyman Louis C.K. looks dramatically different from his high school days.
Not a strand was out of place for Martha Stewart's yearbook photo. Are you surprised?
Megan Fox was quite the looker even in her high school days.
Cute-as-a-button Michelle Williams (<a href="http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/transformations/photos/0,,20290122_20235094_20796225,00.html" target="_blank">pictured in her sophomore yearbook photo</a>) has blossomed into one of our favourite style stars.
We're glad Minka ditched the lip-liner, massive bangs and scrunchie ponytail.
Obama rocks an afro like nobody's business in this high school snap.
Colbert was quite the cutie during his high school days!
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