Coming out is extremely difficult, and it can take a while to figure out how to tell people. It is even more challenging to come out when you are a public figure because of all the added opinions. These celebrities announced that they identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and their stories are so powerful. Find out which stars have come out and remember as RuPaul says, “If you can’t love yourself, how are you going to love somebody else.”
1. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore has been in show business since she was three years old, so she is used to the public opinions, but that does not mean it was easy for her to come out in 2003. She announced that she was bisexual, yet people are still shocked by this because it is never discussed.
Barrymore said that she has always considered herself bisexual and that she thinks it is just as beautiful for two women to be together as it is for a man and woman.
2. Alyson Stoner
Alyson Stoner has come a long way since she shot to fame as a dancer in Missy Elliot’s music video. In 2018, she wrote a letter for Teen Vogue, revealing that she had been dealing with a spiritual battle because she found herself attracted to a woman despite her lifelong religious beliefs.
Stoner wrote that a pastor had tried to eliminate her attraction to this woman, but she decided to live her truth. She said she could love whoever she wants regardless of gender identity and expression.
3. Jameela Jamil
Unfortunately, Jameela Jamil did not get to come out in a way she intended because of harsh words on the internet. She announced on social media that she would be judging a show about vogueing, but received backlash because “she is not from the LGBTQ+ community, so she shouldn’t be a judge on a show that stems from drag culture.”
Jamil quickly responded with a tweet stating, “This is why I never officially came out as queer.” She explained how difficult it was growing up in a South Asian community where no one was openly out.
4. Amber Heard
Over the past decade, LGBTQ+ rights have progressed greatly, but back in 2008, it was a huge shock when Amber Heard publicly announced she identifies as bisexual. Her close friends and family were worried she wouldn’t get another job in Hollywood because of discrimination.
She decided to come out when she felt herself falling in love with photographer Tasya van Ree. In an interview, Heard was asked if the rumors were true about her having a girlfriend, and she said yes. She has been very open about her sexuality since.
5. Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough was just a few months into her marriage to Brooks Laich when she announced that after soul-searching, she is not straight. She told her husband first, and he was confused. Hough told him, “I’m not straight, but I chose to be with you.”
Hough identifies as bisexual, and she has shown the world it is never too late to talk about identity with the people you love.
6. Tim Cook
Although Tim Cook is the CEO of one of the most talked-about companies in the world, he likes to keep his life private. After many rumors, he decided to open up about something very personal.
In 2014, he wrote an open letter and publicly came out as a proud gay man. In his letter, he said he has never denied his sexuality but chose not to address it publicly. He has always hoped to work towards social progress with his public platform.
Nikki De Jager or NikkiTutorials on YouTube has over 13 million subscribers on her makeup channel, and this year, she came out in an emotional video as transgender. Sadly, this was not how she wanted to announce this, but someone blackmailed her into sharing this private part of her life.
In the video, De Jager stated, “I was born in the wrong body, which means I am transgender.” Nikki received such positive and amazing messages on social media, and she hopes to use her immense platform to advocate for trans rights.
8. Willow Smith
Willow Smith is the youngest child of Jada and Will Smith, so she has been famous since birth. Her family has always challenged social norms, and recently, her parents announced that they are in a thruple with another woman.
Willow came out as bisexual and polyamorous. She has been open about the idea of loving more than one person at a time because an emotional connection with someone is a beautiful thing.
9. Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson publicly came out in 2012 during an interview with Out Magazine. She talked about a woman she had been in a relationship with for a while during high school.
Her former girlfriend passed away in 2011, and Anderson wanted to honor her memory by being honest and open about their relationship.
10. Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter grew up in the public eye, and he has been figuring himself out throughout the past few years. On his Twitter account, he talked about how he can find boys and girls attractive. However, he back-tracked by saying that his tweet about sexuality got misconstrued.
At the end of the day, sexuality is not a black and white subject, so there are no definitive answers for his personal identity.
11. Ariana Grande
In 2019, Ariana Grande released a song called “Monopoly,” in which she sang, “I like women and men.” Her fans were confused and wondered if that was her way of coming out.
Also, in the music video for her song “break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored,” she was seen about to kiss a woman before the video ended. She has never publicly confirmed her sexuality because she doesn’t feel the need to label herself.
12. Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz had a unique way of coming out to the public. He wrote an open letter to the LGBTQ+ community in Billboard Magazine, and closed it by writing, “I am bi your side, all ways.” Fans picked up on the spelling, and rumors began to circulate.
Mraz was open about his past experiences with men even while dating his wife. This made him confused, but his wife explained it as him having two spirits, one that loves men and one that loves women.
13. Paris Jackson
While Paris Jackson does not like to label her sexuality, people have assumed that she is bisexual because she has been with both men and women.
She was never secretive about her sexuality, and she made an official coming out post on Instagram, she said, “How many times have I referred to the community as ‘my fellow LGBTQ+.’ I’ve been apart of this community for years.”
14. Auli’i Cravalho
As the voice of Disney’s Moana and the singer behind, “How Far I’ll Go,” Auli’i Cravalho has shown the world she will always do her best to live her truth.
Cravalho was asked by a fan on Twitter if she like girls, and she replied that she identifies as bisexual.
15. Billy Joe Armstrong
Billy Joe Armstrong is known for his powerful voice in the band Green Day. He has been open about his sexuality and how he identifies as bisexual, but people usually forget this fact about him.
Armstrong came out in 1995 during an interview. He said, “I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling that it is taboo.”
16. Vanessa Carlton
You might recognize Vanessa Carlton as the singer behind the classic “A Thousand Miles.” In 2010 she was performing at Nashville Pride, and she saw a same-sex couple in the audience. She said she felt their pain in a way, and wanted to connect with them.
During that concert, she felt comfortable to announce that she identifies as bisexual. She then changed the pronouns in her song “Ordinary Day” to show it could be about a male or woman.
17. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has been on a long public journey with her sexuality. She is still finding herself and figuring out life, but one thing is for sure that she is open to a relationship with a man or a woman.
Lovato revealed that she came out to her parents in 2017, and it was an emotional conversation, but beautiful. Ultimately, Demi can be whoever she wants to be because that is her choice, not anyone else’s.
18. Kristian Nairn
Kristian Nairn portrayed Hodor on Game of Thrones, who was known for blurting out his own name on the show. However, in real life, Nairn is more reserved.
Nairn didn’t come out publicly until he was asked in an interview. He said that he is apart of the gay community, and although he has never hidden his sexuality, he has never felt the need to talk about it.
19. Rebecca Black
You might have tried to forget about the song “Friday,” but that does not mean we should forget about Rebecca Black. At 22 years old, Black has publicly come out as queer.
She said that to her, the word “queer” feels nice because she has dated many types of people, and it gives her more freedom to be open.
Since she first rose to fame in 2015, Halsey has been an activist for the LGBTQ+ community. It wasn’t until 2017 that she said she identified as bisexual. After that, she was using female pronouns in her songs because she didn’t feel the need to hide her true self.
Halsey also made it clear that although she is young, sexuality is not a phase you grow out of, but something you continue to grow in as you get older.
21. Clive Davis
Clive Davis is known for his work with some of the biggest names in music, including Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, and Alicia Keys. Not many people know that he identifies as bisexual.
In his autobiography, he revealed that he had past relationships with men, the first being at Studio 54. Davis had been in long-term relationships with both men and women.
22. Lili Reinhart
Lili Reinhart shocked fans recently when she posted about an LGBTQ+ peaceful protest in West Hollywood on her Instagram.
In her post, she wrote that although she had never publicly announced it before, she has been bisexual for a while. It was never discussed because she had been in a very public relationship with Cole Sprouse, so no one questioned her sexuality. Just because someone is dating one gender does not mean that they can’t love people of other gender identities.
“Oh, snap!” Raven Symone has been making big moves since her days on Disney’s That’s So Raven. In 2013, when same-sex marriage became legal, Raven tweeted “I can finally get married. Yay government!” This was her way of coming out to the world.
Since she had been in the entertainment industry since she was young, there was pressure for Raven to stay in the closet for the sake of her career. It was a close friend who told her that coming out would help so many young children.
24. Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez has been a big name in Hollywood for years. She has never had a public relationship, and people have continued to speculate about her sexuality. In 2013, she revealed her thoughts on the subject.
She told Us magazine that she likes both men and women, and she is curious. Rodriguez opened up because she wants to be honest with who she is and see where that takes her.
25. Abbi Jacobson
Abbi Jacobson was the star of Broad City, which received a positive reaction from the LGBTQ+ community. When she came out as bisexual, the community embraced her with open arms.
Jacobsen said that she dates both men and women. She added that she loves anyone who is funny, and she is open to any possibility.
26. Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X is known for his mega-hit “Old Town Road.” During Pride month 2019, he shared a series of cryptic tweets to listen closely to his EP “7.” He also added a rainbow emoji.
Fans started to speculate that this was his way of coming out, so Lil Nas X tweeted, “thought I made it obvious.” It was a very public way to come out but also low-key.
Pink has referred to herself for a long time as “an honorary lesbian of Los Angeles,” but she does not identify as lesbian, rather bisexual. She has made it clear that she believes labels of sexuality and gender are fluid.
Pink says she just wants to live her life and not be labeled as anything specific. She doesn’t want to be put into a box because her sexuality is her business.
28. Stacey London
Stacy London is known for her time on What Not to Wear, and she hasn’t been in the spotlight recently until she announced her relationship with musician Cat Yezback. On New Year’s Eve 2019, she wrote posted a photo of herself and Yezback with the caption, “girlfriend, and has been for over a year.”
London has never chosen to label herself, but has only spoken about who she loves, whether that is a man or woman is irrelevant.
29. Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh in a YouTube sensation with 15 million subscribers and growing. In 2019, she took to Twitter to announced she is bisexual and finally felt like she was embracing her authentic self.
Singh said that growing up in a South Asian family, it was significant for her to come out. After she announced it publicly, she had a meet and greet in India, and many people who met her came out to her.
30. DJ Qualls
DJ Qualls is known for his roles in Road Trip and The New Guy, and at the age of 41, he came out as gay. Qualls is proud of his sexuality as he should be.
Qualls’s coming out was special because he announced it on stage at a Jim Jeffries show and then tweeted about it.
31. Sam Smith
Singer-songwriter Same Smith has grown in their music and personal life throughout their time in the public eye. In 2019, they were interviewed by Jameela Jamil, where they came out as non-binary.
Non-binary means that Smith does not identify as a male or female, but somewhere in between. They said that they are a mixture of all different things, and every person is a special creation. Also, Smith uses the pronouns they and them.
32. Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae is known for her fierce style and killer vocals, but few people know that she identifies as pansexual. In an interview with Rolling Stone she said, “Being a black queer woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women, she considers herself to be a free a** motherf****r.”
Monae has been open about her journey with sexual identity and realized it does not matter how someone else identifies; she loves people regardless.
33. Niki Albon
Niki Albon is a British vlogger who has a channel with his twin Sammer. They have about 184 thousand subscribers, and Niki posted a video in February coming out as gay for his 28th birthday.
After posting the video, he shared how he finally felt like himself, and he didn’t have to hide part of his life anymore. Niki was so happy to be able to start the year living his most authentic life.
34. Ricky Dillon
Ricky Dillon is a popular YouTuber who has amassed over 3.2 million subscribers. He made a video in February coming out as gay and he said how difficult it was to post.
Dillon wanted to be able to share his true self with the world finally. Also, he said that growing up in a Christian household, being gay was wrong, so he had to hide this part of his life for so long.
35. Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko is a pop sensation and the “lesbian Jesus,” according to Twitter. In 2015 she released her hit single “Girls Like Girls,” which was her way of publicly coming out.
However, Kiyoka said she knew she was gay since she was six years old. Hayley is an advocate for the LQBTQ+ community, and she was recently featured on Rupaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race.
36. Caitlyn Jenner
In 2015, Caitlyn Jenner made history when she came out at transgender. Her life had been in the public eye since she was an Olympic gold medalist, and her marriage to Kris Jenner played out on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Caitlyn’s transition was documented on parts of KUWTK. She showed many people that it is never too late to live your truth and embrace yourself.
37. Jason Collins
Former NBA play, Jason Collins, was the first openly LGBTQ male athlete in one of the four major US sports leagues. He came out in 2013 in a column for Sports Illustrated.
Collins said, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” He played for 12 seasons before coming out, and it just felt like the right time for him. Collins was happy to be able to start conversations that needed to be had within the sports world.
38. Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean is known for his talented vocals and inspiring so many people around the world. In 2012, he came out in a Tumblr post, which detailed how he fell in love with a man. His post received so much positive praise and resonated with many people in the LGBTQ+ community.
In an interview with GQ, Ocean said that he did not want to label himself in his Tumblr post. He said that he feels more fluid when it comes to romance.
39. J. August Richards
J. August Richards is known for his role as Charles Gunn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff Angel and as Mike Peterson in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In April he came out publicly as gay.
Richards said he knew it was important for him to use his platform to be a role model for other people who might be struggling with their identity.
40. Tatiana Ringsby
In May, social media influencer and model, Tatiana Ringsby came out as bisexual in a TikTok video. In the video, she brought her parents a cake that said, “Surprise I’m bi” written in icing.
As an influencer, Tatiana can help so many young people who look up to her and inspire them to live their authentic lives as well.
41. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres was one of the first mainstream celebrities to come out publicly. In 1997, she graced the cover of Time magazine with the headline, “Yep, I’m gay.”
Despite being a gay icon today, DeGeneres received backlash from religious groups and advertisers when she initially came out.
42. Guillaume Cizeron
Guillaume Cizeron is a french ice dancer and Olympic silver medalist who publicly came out as gay in May 2020. He shared a photo of him and his boyfriend to Instagram, and he so many positive messages.
Cizeron said he never addressed his sexuality publicly, but never felt like he was hiding anything. It was just his way of confirming any speculations.
Rare Photos Of A-Listers That Offer A Look At Who They Were Before Hollywood
This article was originally published on JustStarz
While we think we know celebrities inside and out, there is a good portion of their lives that we have never seen before. Here’s something you’ve probably wondered about – what were they like as kids? Did they show signs of one day becoming the world-renowned stars that they are today? What was life like for them growing up? In order to give us an idea of what these beloved Hollywood figures were like, we found these rare photos of your favorite celebs before they were famous. You will be surprised to see that they were once ordinary people just like us.
Robin Williams In His Senior Year Of High School In 1969
When Robin Williams was a senior in college, he decided to go to college and study political science. However, he quickly realized it wasn’t the field for him and dropped out to pursue acting. He studied theater for three years at the College of Marin in California.
One of his professors realized how talented Williams was and cast him in the musical Oliver!. He later attended Julliard, and during the summers he worked as a busboy. After graduating, Williams worked odd jobs until he got his big break on Mork & Mindy.
Adele Was A Huge Spice Girls Fan
In case you missed it, Adele was and probably still is the biggest Spice Girls fan in the world. The British singer grew up with their music and had their posters plastered all over her bedroom walls. As a child, Adele was already interested in singing, and she became obsessed with voices.
Adele spent much of her youth in Brockwell Park, playing the guitar and singing to friends. Years later, she drove by and started crying because she really missed the memories she made in that special place.
Keanu Reeves Circa 1984
In high school, Keanu Reeves was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper and considered going pro but decided to pursue acting when he was 15 instead. He made his debut in 1984 on an episode of the series Hangin’ In, which allowed him to get more roles on teen dramas.
Reeves was also interested in music and formed an alternative band in 1991. Surprisingly, it was moderately successful, and they were active until the early 2000s. His big break was in Point Break, and this helped him shoot to stardom.
Catherine Zeta-Jones In Her Grade School Photo
Catherine Zeta-Jones’ school uniform made her look like she belongs to the Gryffindor house. She must have been in first or second grade at the time, and she couldn’t be cuter. The actress was born in Wales, and in school, she would participate in stage shows.
At a young age, she gained local media attention when her rendition of a Shirley Bassey song won a Junior Star Trail talent competition. Zeta-Jones would take trips to London with her dance troupe, where she also auditioned for shows.
Morgan Freeman In The Air Force
When Morgan Freeman was just nine years old, he starred in his school play and later won a statewide drama competition. He performed in the radio show in high school, and it earned him a drama scholarship from Jackson State University.
However, instead of taking the scholarship, he enlisted in the Air Force and served between 1955 to 1959. After his service, Freeman worked as a transcript clerk for Los Angeles City College and studied arts there. He was also a dancer until he started getting steady acting jobs.
Anne Hathaway As A Clown Witch
It seems that Anne Hathaway was practicing for The Witches before she was even famous. Besides looking exactly the same, she seems to have confused a witch and a clown in this mashup of a costume. Surprisingly, Hathaway’s parents didn’t want her to pursue acting.
Hathaway wanted to become a nun during childhood because she was raised with really strong Roman Catholic values. However, acting was always in the back of her mind, and we’re grateful she chose to entertain us on the big screen.
Joe Biden When He Was 26
Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden was the class president in school and played on the basketball team. He also briefly played football in college but decided to focus on his studies instead. When he graduated from the University of Delaware, he worked as a clerk at a law firm.
Biden eventually took the bar exam and began practicing law. This helped propel his career, and he served in the US Senate for 36 years before serving as vice president with Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. Say what you will about his politics but it’s undeniable that he was so handsome back in his day.
Madonna’s Childhood Close-Up
Little Madonna was bright-eyed and looking towards the stars as a child. The singer grew up in the Detroit suburbs with her five siblings, and her family would call her “Little Nonnie” because her mom was also named Madonna.
Madonna was known for rebelling at school after her mother passed away, and her dad decided to sign her up for piano lessons and ballet classes. Her dance teacher was the one who encouraged her to pursue a career in dance.
Jim Carrey In The ’80s
As teenagers, Jim Carrey’s family struggled financially. Therefore, he and his brother John took up jobs as a janitor and security guard at a tire factory. While working at the factory, Carrey dropped out of school to perform comedy in downtown Toronto.
He steadily increased his local popularity as an impressionist and stand-up comic going on tour and appearing on television. His shows made him more popular and landed him the roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, which helped him become the actor he is today.
Taylor Swift Made Tie-Dye Trendy Before Everyone
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift became interested in musical theater and started performing in the local youth theater. She also traveled regularly to New York for vocal and acting lessons. She was inspired by Shania Twain and shifted her focus to country music.
At age 11, Swift traveled with her mom to Nashville to pursue her music career dreams. Swift submitted demos to record labels but was rejected. However, she kept trying until someone finally took her seriously when she was a bit older.
Susan Sarandon When She Was 17
Not only was Susan Sarandon gorgeous as a teenager, but she was also very talented. In her college years, she studied drama and supported herself by cutting hair, cleaning houses, and working as a switchboard operator.
Not long after she graduated, Sarandon landed a role in the film Joe, which propelled her to get more parts in movies like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It turned into a cult classic, and people knew her name wherever she went.
Selena Gomez’s Face Has Not Changed
Selena Gomez has always been the most adorable human ever since she was a little girl. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez first became interested in entertainment when she saw her mom preparing for stage productions. Gomez then began to audition for many roles.
While auditioning for Barney and Friends, Gomez met Demi Lovato and the two both landed roles on the show. She said she learned everything about acting and stage production while working on Barney, and she was released when she got too old for the show.
Peter Dinklage In The 1980s
We could never imagine Peter Dinklage with a mullet until now. Dinklage realized he wanted to start acting when he was just a teenager after he saw the production of True West by Sam Shepard. That play ended up determining the direction of his life.
After studying drama in college, Dinklage struggled to get well-paying roles, so he worked at a data processing company to make ends meet. He wasn’t getting any parts because he refused to play characters that focused on his achondroplasia. Finally, in 2003, he got his big break in The Station Agent and was nominated for a SAG Award for it.
Little Baby Beyonce
You might not recognize her as a baby, but this tiny tot grew up to be Queen Bey herself. As a child, Beyonce enrolled in dance classes, and the teacher discovered she was also a talented singer when she heard her humming a song.
Beyonce’s interest in performing continued after she won her school talent show when she was seven. Her parents enrolled her in a music school after that to develop her talents, and Beyonce continued onto an arts high school as well.
Tom Hanks In His High School Yearbook
After reading Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh and watching the performance, Tom Hanks decided he wanted to become an actor. He enrolled in the theater program at California State University Sacremento and would work in the theater when he wasn’t studying.
Eventually, Hanks decided to drop out and went on to audition for any small role he could find. After the success of Splash, he became a recognizable face and landed the role in Big. It was that movie that made him an established actor in Hollywood.
Jennifer Garner Hanging Out On The Swings
When Jennifer Garner was little, her mother used to call her “ragamuffin,” and we can see why now. The actress had an interesting upbringing that she joked was practically Amish because her parents were so strict about what she and her sisters did.
Initially, Garner went to college to study chemistry but quickly changed her major to theater. She would spend her summers working stock theater and found a passion for acting through this job. She also moved from South Carolina to LA once she graduated.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Looking Ripped At 15
Is anyone really surprised that The Rock was already a muscle man by the time he was a teenager? Before starting his acting career, he was succeeding in sports and started playing professional football not long after he graduated from college.
His nickname “The Rock” came from his days in the wrestling ring, and by the late 1990s, he was already a star being offered roles in movies. The movie that really changed his career was The Mummy Returns in 2001.
Nirvana In 1990
Three years before Nirvana was formed, Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic met at school. They had a few drummers before being introduced to Dave Grohl in 1990. Their first album, Bleach, was released in 1989 and became a favorite for college radio stations.
Nirvana found mainstream success with their single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in 1991 from the album Nevermind. The album sold 400,000 copies in just a week and 30 million worldwide.
Sean Connery During His Time With The Royal Navy
Mr. 007 wasn’t always an action-fighting international man of mystery. Sean Connery used to be a milkman in Edinburgh before joining the Royal Navy when he was 16. After three years, he was discharged on medical grounds and returned to his hometown.
After the navy, Connery carried a few jobs like a lorry driver, a lifeguard, a laborer, and an artist’s model for Edinburgh College of Art. In the 1950s, he finally started getting roles and an extra, but it wasn’t enough to make ends meet. He had to work as a babysitter until he got more significant parts.
Angelina Jolie Has Always Been Gorgeous
When we were 16, we certainly didn’t look like this, but Angelina Jolie has always been stunning. As a child, she enjoyed watching movies with her mother, which inspired her to start acting. Jolie attended the Lee Staberg Theater Institute for two years and appeared in a few productions.
Jolie later studied drama at NYU and starred in her brother’s student films. However, her first leading role as a professional actress wasn’t until 1992 in Cyborg 2, but she didn’t like the outcome and didn’t audition for anything else for a year.
Millie Bobby Brown Looks Like She Is Up To Something
While it hasn’t been that long since Millie Bobby Brown was a child, the 17-year-old actress has blossomed into a beautiful young lady. Born in Spain to English parents, she found a love for acting early on in life and made her acting debut when she was nine in Once Upon A Time.
After just a few performances, Brown landed her breakthrough role in Stranger Things as Eleven. Her performance earned her many nominations at such a young age. Today she is a little older but just as sassy as she was in this photo.
Christoph Waltz In 1975
You might know Christopher Waltz from Inglorious Basterds or Django Unchained, but before he was a huge star, he was just a boy with a dream. Waltz was interested in theater early on since he went to the opera for the first time when he was 10. After that, he would go twice a week.
When Waltz attended University, he studied acting, but his true passion was singing and opera. Eventually, he realized his voice wasn’t meant for singing, and he started working as a stage actor and director on a German television show called Wenn Man Sich Traut before his breakthrough role in 2009.
Eminem In The ’80s Before He Was Rap God
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up. The first rap song Eminem ever heard was “Reckless” by Ice-T, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, and David Storrs in 1984. It inspired him to start rapping himself when he was 14. About ten years later, he released his first album, which was a commercial failure.
Everything in Eminem’s career changed when he adopted the name Slim Shady and released a new album in 1997, Slim Shady EP. The album caught the attention of Dr. Dre and he invited Eminem to work together to release another EP two years later.
Lady Gaga In The 2000s
Since she was a child, music has been a part of Lady Gaga’s life, when she started learning the piano at age four. Her passion only grew over the years, and she started performing at open mic nights when she was a teenager.
Gaga also studied method acting for ten years but didn’t get any significant roles in her auditions. While studying in New York, she was performing when a talent scout helped her find her way to superstardom.
Bob Marley Without His Dreadlocks
If you are like us, you have probably never seen Bob Marley without his dreadlocks, but there was a time when he didn’t have them. In 1964 when he released his song “Rude Boy,” he had a buzz cut and dressed much differently.
Marley started playing music in primary school with his friends before moving to Kingston and starting a vocal duo. However, the group didn’t rise to fame until the ’70s when they signed a contract with Island Records.
Christian Bale As A Dashing Teenager
As a teenager, Christian Bale was inspired to become an actor after he studied the work of Gary Oldman. The first time he appeared on television was in a commercial for the fabric softener Lenor in 1982. However, Bale’s first stage debut wasn’t until 1984 in The Nerd with Rowan Atkinson.
Two years later, Bale appeared in his first movie Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna. He then gained attention and more roles, which made him question his career choice. However, Kenneth Branagh talked him out of giving up on his career.
Jennifer Aniston Dressed As A Witch For Halloween In 1986
Jennifer Aniston discovered her love of acting when she was attending a Waldorf school at age 11. Her first job was in an off-Broadway production, but she had to take jobs on the side to support herself. She was a telemarketer, waitress, and bike messenger.
Anniston’s first regular TV role was on a show called Molloy in 1990 before she got her big break as Rachel Green in Friends. She was just 17 when she took this picture, and we wonder if she knew how famous she would be back then.
Tommy Lee Jones While Playing As An Offensive Guard At St. Mark’s School Of Texas
As a teenager, Tommy Lee Jones got a football scholarship that allowed him to attend a boarding school in Dallas, where he took an interest in theater and played in some student productions. He then graduated and attended Harvard University, where he continued to play football and appear in theater productions.
After graduating, Jones decided to move to New York to pursue acting, and he got his first movie role in 1970, playing a Harvard student in Love Story. It must not have been hard for him to play this role, considering he had just graduated from Harvard.
Quentin Tarantino In 1983
Quentin Tarantino started showing an interest in films when he was just a young boy. At age 15, he worked as an usher for an adult movie theater and worked in a video store for five years. By watching movies at the store, Tarantino learned a lot about movie-making.
Tarantino was later paid to watch movies (how do we get that job?) and got his first job in Hollywood in 1986 as a PA. A few years later, he wrote his first movie, launching the career of one of the most admired film directors in Hollywood today.
Clint Eastwood As A High School Senior
Clint Eastwood looks much different than we know him today with his dapper hair and babyface. After graduating from Oakland Technical High School, he held various jobs, including hay baler, logger, and truck driver, before being drafted into the Army during the Korean War.
Eastwood was stationed in California, where he served as a swimming instructor. After the army, he appeared in a few TV series before he got his big break in 1959 in Rawhide. Eastwood gained international fame and is still acting today at 90-years-old.
Vin Diesel When He Had Hair
We had no idea what color hair Vin Diesel had before seeing this picture. The famously bald actor started performing on stage when he was just seven years old in the children’s play Dinosaur Door in New York. Theater continued to be a big part of his life when he was a teenager as well.
Vin Diesel started college but dropped out to begin screenwriting. Diesel’s first role was in 1990 in an uncredited role, but Steven Spielberg later cast him in Saving Private Ryan, which helped him get his foot in the door for more parts.
Katy Perry In 2001
You might not recognize Katy Perry without her signature black locks, but her hair is naturally dirty blond. The pop star began vocal lessons at age nine while singing in church. For her 13th birthday, Perry received a guitar and started playing songs she wrote.
Perry took dance lessons to learn swing, Lindy Hop, and jitterbug, all popular dance styles in the ’50s. Also, her first album was released under the name Katy Hudson, and it had a lot of Christian music before she changed up her style.
David Harbour In 1994
David Harbour hasn’t changed much over the years besides his hairstyle. Harbour began acting in the 1990s, and his first professional job was on Broadway in the revival of The Rainmaker. He also had minor roles in Law & Order: SVU.
As he gained notoriety in Hollywood, Harbour became a more recognizable face. However, it wasn’t until he was cast in Stranger Things that a role really changed his life. This role actually helped him land other parts.
Mark Zuckerberg At Harvard Where He Created Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg looked less like a robot back in his college days, but someone should have told him to clean up his room. The Facebook founder began writing software when he was in middle school, and his father hired him a private tutor to help his son’s interests.
Zuckerberg would create video games, and his artistic friend would draw the graphics. In college, he became a programming prodigy and created a few new programs before Facebook. It’s funny that this teenager is now one of the richest men in the world.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson In His Childhood Class Picture
Before he was a buff action star, The Rock was just a cute little buck-toothed child. He grew up in New Zealand and across the US as his family moved around often. As a child, he was always into sports and looked up to his dad, who was a former professional wrestler.
Because of his connections with the wrestling world, The Rock secured a contract with WWF for eight years before pursuing an acting career. Today he is one of the highest-grossing and highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
Rihanna Looks Exactly The Same (Sort Of)
Little baby Rihanna before she was the CEO of Fenty and Savage X Fenty. The Barbados native grew up listening to reggae music, which later inspired her own sound. However, she didn’t get into singing right away as she was an army cadet at a sub-military program.
While in the program, Rihanna met a singer-songwriter who inspired her to pursue a music career. Although we aren’t getting new music any time soon, we have to appreciate how far this baby came from a small island to worldwide fame.
Usher Was Probably Flirting With The Camera
Usher is known for his smooth RnB jams that make women everywhere swoon, and we can imagine he was a very flirty baby too. At his young age, he was already showing off his smolder for the camera.
As a child, his mother told him to join the church choir because he was so talented. Then his grandmother considered he could sing professionally once she heard him. The family decided to move to Atlanta to give him a better opportunity to become something.
Heidi Klum Collecting Easter Eggs
As a child growing up in Germany, Heidi Klum was known for her beauty. A friend convinced her to join a modeling contest, and she won out of 25,000 contestants, and she was offered a modeling contract. After graduating from high school, she accepted the contract.
She was going to try for an apprentice position at a fashion design school, but the modeling contract was more promising. Klum proved herself quickly and landed on the cover of French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish Vogue.
Julia Roberts Practicing Her Vocals
We can’t tell if Julia Roberts was in shock, singing, or yelling in this picture, but we would like to think she is singing. She looks a lot like her niece Emma Roberts here, and we can see the resemblance in their family.
As a child, she wanted to be a veterinarian, but once she made it to college, she decided to drop out, move to New York and pursue acting. Once there, she signed with a modeling agency and enrolled in acting classes.
Amanda Seyfried Was Beautiful Even As A Baby
It’s no surprise that Amanda Seyfried was a gorgeous baby because she is such a beautiful adult. As a child, she began modeling when she was ten in print ads for Limited Too with Leighton Meester. She was also featured on the cover of three Sweet Valley High novels.
At 17, Seyfried decided to stop modeling and started working as a waitress in a retirement community. During that time, she took vocal lessons, studied opera, and trained with a Broadway coach. From here, she slowly got roles on TV as she continued to audition.
Britney Spears In Her Original Diva State
Oops, she did it again! Britney Spears always had that star power, and you can see it here in her childhood photo. From a young age, she already had an interest in singing, dancing, and entertaining people with her vibrant personality.
While her adult life hasn’t been so easy, one thing is for sure; that little girl grew up to be one of the best performers. If only people would let her make her music and live her life the way she wants to, she would be so much happier.
Christina Aguilera Halloween Circa 1985
This looks nothing like the Christina Aguilera we know and love today, but she was an adorable little girl. As a child, she moved around a lot because of her father’s military service. However, when her parents divorced, she used music as a way to escape.
As a child, Aguilera was drawn to soul and blues music because of her grandmother’s records, and she would practice singing to them. She won her first talent show at age eight for her rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Gigi Hadid With Her Grandma
Gigi Hadid was ready to be a model since the day she was born. As a child, she considered herself a tomboy because she was always into sports, especially basketball, but that changed as she got older, and her mom saw the potential she had as a model.
Hadid comes from a family of models, and you can see she gets her beauty from her mother’s side. She is pictured here with her late grandmother, who she would visit in Holland, where her mom grew up.
Katy Perry And The Easter Bunny
Have you ever noticed how creepy the Easter bunnies at the mall used to be (and still are)? Although it is hard to recognize her, that is a little Katy Perry posing in her pastel Sunday best with the Easter bunny.
Perry grew up in a religious household, so the holidays were very important to celebrate for her family. Her family didn’t have a lot of money, and they sometimes had to get food from the church’s food bank, but Perry enjoyed everything her parents were able to provide.
Miley Cyrus And Her Newborn Sister
When Miley Cyrus was first born, her parents named her Destiny; however, she was such a smiley baby, and they started calling her “smiley Miley” before legally changing her name. While missing one of her front teeth, she still has a huge grin on her face because she is holding her baby sister.
Miley and her younger sister Noah may have a seven-year age gap between them, but they are the closest sisters we have ever seen. Miley even said that Noah sometimes takes care of her even though she is the little sister.
Justin Timberlake Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
It seems that Justin Timberlake was always destined to be a musician. As a child growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, he was always surrounded by music. His grandpa introduced him to Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, and Timberlake would perform the songs for his family.
When Timberlake was 11, he appeared on the show Star Search performing country music. However, it was around that time that he started to get into RnB music like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. He was so talented that he landed a spot on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
Margot Robbie And Her Big Brother
Margot Robbie and her big brother were adorable as children. Robbie grew up in Dalby, Queensland, where she was raised by a single mom after her parents divorced. She lived on a farm and was always an energetic child putting on shows around her house.
In an interview, Robbie once said that she was really dramatic and loved performing. She would watch any movie she could find on TV and re-enact it for her mom. She would even make her family pay to watch her shows, especially her magic shows.
Ariana Grande’s School Photo
If anything, we can thank Ariana Grande for her consistency with her high ponytail. As a child, Grande was already a natural performer and would participate with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, playing her first title character in their version of Annie.
Grande also performed in The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. When she was eight, she also performed on cruise ships, with South Florida Philharmonic. Everyone knew she would be a star with her vocal range, and she was just waiting to be discovered.
Sarah Jessica Parker Reading With Her Mom
As a child, Sarah Jessica Parker was one of eight children, and although her mom barely had time, she still found a moment to read to all of her children. Growing up in Nelsonville, Ohio, her parents tried to provide a lifestyle they couldn’t afford.
Parker remembers that the electricity would be shut off, or they would have to forgo Christmases and birthdays because her parents couldn’t afford the holidays. However, her mother found any free extracurricular activity to sign them up for so they would have “full, rich lives.”
Hilary Duff’s First Headshot Session
Although we know Hilary Duff as the bubbly Disney channel child, she looks pretty angry in her first headshot. When Duff posted this picture, she said she couldn’t believe how many auditions she took this picture to, and we wonder how many of those roles she actually got.
Duff wanted to be an actress from an early age, and her mom even relocated her family from Texas so her children would have more opportunities. Because of her acting career, she was homeschooled from age 8, and she got many minor roles until she landed Lizzie McGuire.
Funny Online Shopping Misfortunes That People Had To Share
This article was originally published on Kueez
For some of us, online shopping has completely replaced the need to step out of our homes and into the mall. But buying on the internet is always a risk because some products look too good to be true for the listed price. These people ordered items online, and what they got was so awful they had to post it. Continue reading to see and consider yourself warned.
Instead Of Wrapping Paper, She Received A Poster With Her Face
This girl ordered wrapping paper with her face on it as a joke, and instead, she received a massive poster with four pictures of her face. Sometimes you get exactly what you want when you least expect it.
She doesn’t seem too upset about receiving the wrong product. The employees at the printing company probably got a good laugh about this order.
A Museum Is Missing One Of Their Dinosaur Bones
When you are ordering treats online, always check the size, or else you teacup-sized dog will end up with a bone from a dinosaur. The dog probably still enjoyed it, but they had to stay in that one spot to chew on it.
This bone looks like it could have been a prop from The Flinstones. What size dog was this made for? We can imagine that only Clifford would be able to carry this.
When Will People Learn Not To Order “Designer” Dresses From China
After seeing so many women post pictures of their dress fails from sketchy online sights, you would think people would be more cautious. This woman’s dress looks nothing like the one that was pictured.
The product photo was most likely from the designer’s website, and the knockoff brand found it on Pinterest to use for their own website.
She Ordered a Cupcake Ring, But Got A Silver Toilet Seat Instead
This woman wanted to order cupcakes for her sister’s engagement party, so she brought the left photo to the bakery at Walmart. They obviously did not understand what she wanted because they gave her something that looked nothing like the photo.
This looks more like she found the inspiration on Pinterest and attempted to make it herself, not as if she went to an actual bakery. Instead of beautiful rose cupcakes, her sister gets something between a tire and a toilet seat.
That Is Not Family Friendly
They must have added another book to the classic children’s series, “Frog and Toad.” Instead of the classics like “Frog and Toad Are Friends,” or “Frog and Toad Together,” they changed the title to “Frog and Toad F*ck the Police.”
That is highly inappropriate for children, and the seller probably thought it was funny, but parents won’t. We don’t know why the frogs hate the police so much, but they don’t have to advertise it.
When Your Cat Is Too Fat For The Large Sized Bed
Although this cat knew he would not fit inside the Christmas tree bed, he gave it his best effort because there was an opening, and he had to explore. Now they can say their cat is stuck in a tree.
This cat’s self-confidence is going to take a major hit because of the missized bed, and even though it is counterproductive, he will find solace in his food. He tried his best, but only his head made it inside.
Whatever You Do, Don’t Order The $20 Prom Dress
Each year prom season rolls around, and there is always that one person who orders their dress from a sketchy website only to receive something like this. No matter how many times people post their dress fails, people still have hope that their dress will look like the picture they saw online.
What is with companies adding weird white cups under mesh tops? Did the manufacturer think that it would look beautiful or expensive? These cheap dresses are mind-boggling.
When you think you are being sneaky about buying toys online, think again. This package was marked in large letters so everyone would see what was inside the package.
It almost seems like the company did that on purpose just to embarrass the person who ordered it. Those sales should remain private because that is an intimate thing to order.
Even The Dog Is Unimpressed With The Dress
According to this website, an extra-large is the same size that a french bulldog would wear. Maybe they swapped it with an infant XL because there isn’t an adult that would fit into this dress.
Apparently, you have to order about six sizes up for it to be relatively close to your size. It is one thing for the dress to fit, but not look like the photo, but it is unacceptable for something to be horribly missized.
After 10 Years, The Package Arrived
This person ordered a 2009 cookbook on November 4, 2009. It then took ten years to arrive with USPS. Why would a cookbook take ten years to ship? We are just as shocked as her that she even got it after all those years!
Does this person even want the cookbook after a decade of waiting for it? The recipes must be slightly outdated, but it is also cool to see if the cooking has changed over ten years.
Not Even Close
This is not even close to looking similar to the photo. Where are the jewels, and why is it a completely different color from the one that is advertised? Unless you are ordering from a department store or a reputable brand, you can expect to receive something like this.
Seriously, if you learn anything from this, it should be that you should never order from a shady website that offers designer-like dresses for dirt cheap prices. Well-made gowns aren’t going to cost $20.
Looks More Like A DIY Fail
After waiting six months for back order, this person finally got their package from West Elm, and it looked nothing like the product photo. What they received looks more like someone had been watching some wood and epoxy videos and attempted to make something for the first time.
If we received this in the mail after waiting for that long, we would be very upset as well. Come on, West Elm, you can do so much better than that.
A Pennywise Costume That Will Scare You More Than The Movie
If you thought Pennywise was frightening, then check out this creepy morph suit that was bought online. Even Pennywise himself would be frightened by this costume.
Hopefully, they didn’t let their child wear this out of the house because he would scare all the children and adults for miles around. It’s almost as if Marilyn Manson and Bozo the Clown had a love child.
Somewhere In The World A Horse Is Missing His Teeth
There are many reasons you should never buy veneers online, and this is a perfect example of what you will most likely get in the mail. The biggest problem with ordering online is that not every mouth is the same size, and they have to be fitted to your teeth.
To be totally fair, they are exactly like the teeth in the picture, but they don’t fit his mouth, which is why it looks so weird. If you order teeth online, you can’t have high expectations that they will look good.
Either He Has A Big Head Or That Is A Small Wall And Bed
His friend bought him the tapestry pictured on the left, and it must have been made for a dollhouse bedroom because it was only big enough to fit his head like a bandana.
Let’s all hope his friend didn’t pay the price of a tapestry only to get a bandana that should cost a quarter of the price. This would be a perfect gift for Captain Jack Sparrow.
Muscle Dresses Are The Latest Fashion Trend
This guy has been putting the work at the gym, so why not show that off with a muscle tank. When his tank top came in the mail, he couldn’t wait to try it on, but something was clearly off about it.
When he tried it on, he realized it was more of a bodycon dress rather than a muscle tank top. Maybe he has a girlfriend who would want this, so it doesn’t go to waste. It does flatter his body, however.
Wet Wipes For A Mouse
That must be a sick joke because who would make a packet of wipes that small? Who are these made for? The only possible explanation for these is if they were made as a gag gift or a prop.
Logically, the person should have double-checked the dimensions, but like any normal human, she assumed Wet Wipes only came in one size.
One Sock Is Her Boyfriend’s Face, The Other Is Some Random Man They Don’t Know
When you get a custom order from a company, your biggest hope is that it comes out exactly like your vision. This person though the custom socks they ordered would look like the ones on the website, but they did not get what they ordered.
While one sock looks like what they had initially ordered, the other sock is some random man they have never met before. Somewhere there is a person who has the matching sock.
Normal Bulbasaur Vs Bulbasaur On Acid
This man was so excited to surprise his wife with a cute figure for the fall time plants, so he ordered this Bulbasaur plant holder. He waited 20 days for it to arrive, and he could not believe what he was sent.
The figure he ordered looks like Bulbasaur took some drugs. This man is definitely being trolled by the company he ordered from. Why else would someone try to pass that off as the product that is pictured?
Sometimes It’s Not The Products Fault
First of all, who would order these in the first place? The only person who would want these is someone who named their own private parts, “the Wolf.” These briefs are a disgrace to wolves everywhere.
However, in this situation, it is not the fault of the sender because it really depends on what is inside. Now everyone is as well endowed as the product model, and that’s why people should avoid these.
Just Slightly Distorted
When you buy cheap mirrors online, you can’t really expect much from them. This guy got the most distorted mirrors we have ever seen, and they turned him into the sloth from Ice Age.
Instead of having an accurate way to look at himself, he has a carnival fun mirror to laugh at each time he walks past; great idea, but failed execution.
What She Got Is Low Key Not That Bad
In our honest opinion, the shirt she received is so much better than the one she ordered beside the spelling mistake. The cherubs with machine guns are edgier than the basic one she wanted.
While the idea of the left shirt is cute, she should be glad she got an upgrade. The spelling mistake is also easily fixable with a steamer and some matching iron-on letters.
Probably Should Have Read The Dimensions
Can you imagine thinking you are receiving a wooden bench in the mail only have this dollhouse chair delivered to your door? To be fair, she should have read the dimensions because the picture looks small as well.
She got an A for effort when she tried to sit on it. She might as well put in maximum effort to make it work. Although we doubt she is going to keep this except to tell a funny story.
What Could Go Wrong When You Order A Silicone Mask Online?
We aren’t exactly sure what possessed this person to purchase this mask in the first place, considering how scary looking the original is, but they did not receive what they ordered.
The mask on the left is reminiscent of Mrs.Doubtfire dropping her mask out the window, and it gets run over by a truck. Either way, it is pretty scary, and if you want something that is high quality, you have to do the research.
They Must Have Forgotten To Say It Was DIY
Here is a pro tip for online shopping: don’t get wine drunk and buy a cactus cat scratcher from an Instagram ad. This woman learned her lesson when two bags of rope showed up at her house two months after she drunkenly ordered this product.
The package didn’t even include instructions, a base, or a packing slip. She must have been too far gone to realize the ad said that it was a DIY project, and not everything was included.
Never Believe Product Photos
PSA: Lukalula Maternity is an online scam, and they stole the left photo from someone’s maternity shoot off of Facebook. The woman who received the bad dress posted this on Facebook, and the person in the product photo replied that the company stole her photo.
The woman who ordered the dress felt horrible because she was 26 weeks pregnant, and the dress made her feel like a whale. Hopefully, she found something else to wear for her maternity shoot.
How Do You Mess Up Assembling Headphones?
Online shopping always amazes us. In what world is this acceptable, and who was the person to manufacture headphones like this. Who would think that the jack should be next to one of the earbuds?
Although these are probably still functional, it would still be irritating to have to hold your phone so close to your head. It’s not like most phones have a headphone jack these days, so it doesn’t matter.
For A Giant’s Ears
Word to the wise, never buy anything from Wish.com unless there are plenty of photo reviews, and the product is Wish approved. This person thought they could buy real discounted Airpods on Wish, and they were shocked when their package arrived.
Instead of anything resembling a pair of wireless headphones, the person got two white showerheads. How do sellers get away with sending something that is not even relatively close to the product photo?
When You Get A Piece Of Mesh With The Pattern Printed Instead Of What Was Pictured
When this person saw the knitted sweater online, she had to order it because it looked so pretty. Unfortunately, she was disappointed when it arrived because it was not even close to the picture.
The “sweater” she received in the mail was a mesh fabric with the pattern printed on it. Our skin is getting itchy just from looking at the jacket she got in the mail.
Not Exactly Sure How This Is Purifying Air
This person purchased an “air purifier,” but when they looked inside, they realized it had no actual purpose besides a blinking red and green light. Maybe it has a placebo effect because of the lights.
We wonder how long it took this person to realize their air purifier was fake and served no actual purpose. The only use for this is to hide stuff inside so robbers won’t take your valuables.
$150 For A Rug Made For A Dog
A group of friends pitched in to buy a friend this $150 rug for her birthday, and they could not believe they paid so much for a carpet that was meant for a dog.
It is always important to check the listed dimensions, but when you are paying $150, you almost assume it is going to be bigger than this tiny thing.
More Like A Bank Robbing Tool
When you think you are ordering a cute winter hat that will keep your head warm, but it turns out that Wish wants you to rob banks. All they have to do is cut eye and mouth holes, and it could be a ski mask or something for Halloween.
Someone literally pulled the wool over their head, and they got scammed. We aren’t sure what Wish.com’s return policy is, but we doubt that it is easy to return their horrible products.
When The Listed Price is $2.50, You Should Know It Is Not Legit
This person was so excited when they found a When Harry Met Sally record for $2.50 on eBay, but they were confused when a small package arrived. After opening it, they realized why the album was so inexpensive.
This would go nicely in the dollhouse with the miniature bench and Wet Wipes. Is there a mini record player that is supposed to come with it because that would be more fun.
Might As Well Sleep In The Forest
This person ordered a bed frame online, and the thing forgot to include a disclaimer saying, “some assembly required.” They have to stain it and set up the canopy for it to look like the one online. We hope they didn’t pay a ridiculous price for a board with sticks attached to it.
This looks more like a death trap than somewhere to sleep. Also, it’s funny that they added extra sticks instead of finding four thick branches like the product photo.
Would You Rather Receive Your $850 Laptop Or 3 Jugs Of Juice
Grab your tissues because this is a sad story. This person saved for months to purchase a new laptop, and when they received their order, it turned out to be Walmart’s brand juice instead of their $850 laptop. One of the bottles is even dented, the computer would for sure have been broken by the time it arrived.
Hopefully, they were able to take this to Walmart and get their money back or the original laptop they ordered. We would be so angry if this showed up instead of what we purchased. It seems you can’t even trust big brand names.
Looks More Like Groot After A Heavy Drinking Session
As someone who is a massive Game of Thrones fan, this person was excited to receive their Night King mask from eBay. Unfortunately, they received this distorted version that looks nothing like the photo or the character.
They could put a blue plastic bag with eye holes over their head, and it would look ten times better than this latex mess. Never trust random people online to sell you exactly what they are advertising.
Time To Start Your Cover Band
To anyone who is a Black Sabbath fan, this hat is a disgrace because it now says, “Black Sabbitch.” That is a disgrace to the band, but it wasn’t a great hat to begin with, so they could wear it ironically.
When you try to purchase a cheap-looking hat from Amazon, you can’t have high expectations that it will look nice when it arrives in the mail. If you start with low standards, you have lower chances of being disappointed.
Amazon Is Scamming People With These Tiny Toilet Paper Rolls
When everyone started panic buying toilet paper, some people turned to the internet to purchase it because stores were sold out. This woman paid twice as much, and it took two months to arrive. These rolls are a quarter of the size of a regular roll.
Maybe they can combine two of the rolls to make one normal-sized roll. The cardboard holder takes up more space than there is toilet paper.
Looks Like Hades From Hercules
Targeted Facebook ads will get you to purchase things you never knew you needed, like this amethyst skull ring. You didn’t know you wanted it, but Facebook convinced you that you should order it, but the person received something different.
While the pictured ring looks more like a marble or stone-like ring with crystals on top, the ring that arrived is something that you could get for a quarter at the grocery store vending machines.
Someone Got Hungry Before They Shipped
As these nuts were being packed up, someone in the distribution center was hungry for a snack and thought no one would notice. When they say, “product may settle during transit,” we didn’t know they meant “settle in someone’s belly.”
To be fair, the person should have checked out the reviews because this product only has 2.5 stars when the suggested product has almost five stars. You should always read reviews on Amazon before purchasing.
Basically Just A Piece Of Fabric
As the great Derek Barry once said, “there’s a seam here and a seam here.” Apparently, having seams on a piece of mesh makes it qualify as a well-constructed garment in some people’s minds. The person thought they were getting a great deal on this gorgeous dress and ended up with something much different.
The photo on the left is actually a very expensive and popular bridal gown. Unfortunately, if you want a quality garment that was made with integrity, you have to pay a high price for the designer’s time and effort.
Doll-Sized Face Mask
If cats or chihuahuas used sheet masks, this would be the perfect size for them. You can see the disappointment on her face, but at least that small patch of skin will be clear and glowing.
We can’t imagine what purpose a little face mask serves and why someone would sell it. Do they expect you to stretch it out? We are just as puzzled as you.
The description on Amazon forgot to mention that the child is included with the order. Why would anyone want a cute dinosaur pillow when they could get a pillowcase with a photo of a child sleeping on the pillow they wanted?
Amazon could claim that it is exactly what they advertised, but who would want to sleep on a photo of a child sleeping? That is just too bizarre for words.
Some Assembly Required
This woman made the tragic mistake of ordering something from Wish.com. As we have seen, it usually does not turn out well, and she now understands that struggle. The knitted blanket she ordered came as one giant ball of yarn.
Does Wish.com expect people to assemble everything they order? Why doesn’t anything come put together or look like the pictures on the website? We have so many questions.
Try Adding Hot Water, Maybe The Design Will Disappear
When this person ordered a heat-sensitive mug that changes designs when hot water is added got what the literal product photo on a cup, which is not what they expected. Obviously, the title of the product wasn’t descriptive enough.
Even things that seem reasonably priced cannot be trusted these days. You just have to expect that everything will be the opposite of what you see online.
Hilarious Prom Photos That Nobody Will Ever Forget
This article was originally published on 24/7Mirror
Prom night: the excitement is palpable, the music is loud, the hormones are… definitely making everyone awkward. As much as we love to imagine that prom night is some magical and romantic night that you’ll never forget, the reality often clashes with the dream. After putting out a request for the most embarrassing and hilarious prom photos out there we were rewarded with prom photos that will make you switch between hysterical laughter and a pound of cringe. We know that these photos will transport you back to your high school “golden days,” all while giving you the biggest laugh of your day.
A Little Too Much ‘Young Love’
Isn’t it just wonderful to be young and in love? Quite nothing in this world compares to it, so it’s always important to remember and enjoy every single second of it. Even if that means taking an awkward photo or two, who cares? Clearly, this young couple doesn’t, since they can’t keep their hands off each other.
And though we’d like to say that there is a time and a place for things to get a bit steamy, they seem to be up for showing their love for each other the same second their profile picture was taken. As awkward as they are, they look kind of cute though.
Try Explaining This One To Your Parents
This funny couple certainly took their originality to a whole other level. Instead of choosing to take just another regular prom photo, you know, the typical side-by-side picture, they chose something else.
Either that, or she is actually trying to send out a message with the pose she chose, as it seems like she is pretending to be about to slap the guy, and he is seriously scared. In any case, they both look stunning and will forever have an original prom photo to reminisce about.
He Cannot Keep His Eyes Away
Sometimes, we can just not take our eyes off the person we like. And this guy is one of those people. In the hilarious picture, he was caught staring at his date, without being able to hide his awe for the girl sitting next to him.
But he did so in a way that became a little bit much, and we’re guessing that many people felt uncomfortable about it, including her. Seriously, if you absolutely have to look, then at least try to make it less obvious, you know?
Photobombed In The Creepiest Way
We can’t really point out if one of the girls in the picture was the date of the guy in the back, but there is no doubt that he wishes he was in that photo too. Instead, he is standing behind them while holding a bouquet of flowers and looking real disappointed and even creepy.
Looking at the bright side though, at least the girls seem to be having a good time.
A Strange Carpet Ride
We don’t really get what is happening in this picture, but let’s just go with the flow for the sake of the awkwardness in it. The two teenagers certainly deserve to get props for how much effort they both put into this photo.
They certainly decided to think outside of the box for this one, and well, they easily succeeded in creating one of the most original prom photos we’ve ever seen! That’s not to say that their pose isn’t weird though, because even though we’re not there, it kind of makes us a little bit uncomfortable.
Can We Get Some Context Please?
The guy in this picture looks so happy while he poses on his prom day. For some reason, he is also holding a random sewing machine, as if his background didn’t look bad enough.
He seems completely oblivious to the fact that someone was just in an accident, only a few moments before he is posed for his photo. One thing’s for sure, the entire thing makes for a sadly great photo.
When prom night comes, we get all dressed up and seriously look forward to the wonderful evening ahead of us. In many ways, we can’t even believe the moment is there since we have waited in anticipation for so long. But then, when the time comes to take the magical photos that will always remind us of these special moments, just imagine someone ruining it?
How annoying. And that’s exactly what this guy in the back did. He simply decided to photobomb his friends’ photo by making an unforgettable face, and that is literally all anyone will remember about this photo.
The Staring Game Is Strong
Well, that’s just not a nice thing to do young man! We understand, his prom date looks absolutely stunning, and is wearing a dress that he can’t simply stop looking at. But his staring game is so strong that it might be making others slightly uncomfortable. But we all know how those teenager hormones are killers sometimes, leaving young boys and girls going completely crazy whenever they see a bit of cleavage or some very prominent muscles.
Good thing this cameraperson caught the entire inappropriate moment on camera, and this guy will be forever reminded of the moment he couldn’t keep his eyes away from his date’s cleavage. But looking at the positive side of things, at least he only had eyes for her!
It is always so scary when dads have the quirkiest sense of humor. We never know when they’re going to use it, and unfortunately for this girl, her dad was ready to strike as soon as she was ready to go to prom.
Out of the blue, her dad decided to play pick-a-boo and to create a photo that would become so cringy in the end. We can only imagine what this girl felt when she saw the photo afterward.
Blink And You’ll Miss It
Closing your eyes at the exact moment that a shot is taken is the absolute worst! Seriously, it’s never fun to take an important photo and to realize too late that your eyes were actually closed. That’s what this poor guy experienced on his prom day.
At least these days we get to take several photos as soon as we realize that our eyes were closed. Imagine back in the days when we only had one or two chances, and if we ruined it, our prom photos would be ruined and unchanged forever!
When You’re Supposed To Choose Between Two Dates But Find A Third Option
For a love triangle, these three are totally rocking and owning theirs! The guy not only decided to take two stunning girls to prom, but he also wanted to make sure that they both knew he was dedicated to both of them equally.
The solution for that? To wear perfectly colored outfits – each of the girls wore a colorful dress to which the guy matched with each half of his outfit.
Equally Awkward Attire
There is nothing any of us can say that will take away the fact that these two couples look incredible in this photo. Their matching outfits really worked out for them. Even though ’70s clothes aren’t always a favorite by many, these plaid outfits were probably amongst the few things that were awesome back then, and these two teenagers knew exactly how to rock them.
It’s also really cool that the girl decided to defy traditional rules and went on with her cool suit instead of a fancy prom dress.
Riding A Llama In Style
Who on this earth thinks about including a llama in their prom photos? These guys. We have no idea what they had in their minds, what we do know, is that they wanted to make their prom night special and so they went and did it.
And how did they do it? Well, instead of choosing to make an entrance with a fancy vintage car or a limo, they chose something a little bit more unusual, a llama. Yes, folks, these teenagers literally posed for their prom photo with a llama in the middle, and we’re certain that no one will ever forget it.
An Unfortunate Event
Oh man, if this is not one of the most unfortunate pictures we’ll be seeing on this list, then we’re not too far from it. Someone had the not-so-brilliant idea to get everyone standing on a bridge for a group photo. Sadly, they didn’t consider the fact that the added weight could possibly become a problem, which it did.
The inevitable happened when the entire thing tipped over, and one by one, the prom kids began falling into the water. Though the moment must have totally sucked, at least they can laugh together about it today.
Wearing Shorts To Prom
Feeling like wearing a pair of shorts to prom, why not? Clearly, this guy saw no boundaries out there when he decided to wear a pair of wonderful shorts to the prom. We’re assuming it was hot or something, or he simply wanted to defy prom culture.
His date looks absolutely stunning next to him, and she doesn’t seem too bothered by the guy wearing shorts. While it may be kind of inappropriate to wear them to prom, props to him for doing whatever he felt was right.
The Superhero Prom Dates
Now here’s a pair of very creative guys who were like, “Why don’t we wear some superhero costumes to prom?” And though some may say that that was going a little bit overboard, Batman and Spiderman here seemed to be very pleased with their decision.
And their dates obviously look stunning and seem to find it cool to go with superheroes as their dates to prom. They for sure had a total blast that evening!
Every Possible Color
Now, how cool is this? The group of guys thought together about the most creative thing they could do to make their prom day even more fun, and we’re guessing that they got to the perfect solution.
Instead of wearing a suit, they decided to go for some really colorful outfits perfectly contrasting with one another. Their color coordination definitely flies on this one, and they get to have this awesome photo to remember the big day.
It’s inevitable that a few prom photos will have a person or two photobombing. But this guy’s photobomb skills are so sharp that we are close to believing that they are some of the best we’ve ever seen!
He is literally hiding behind the bushes while the clueless guy is happily smiling at the camera as he poses for his memorable prom photo.
A Fish As A Prom Date
It’s impossible not to feel a little bit bad for this guy. We’re not sure if this was a joke, but if it wasn’t, the poor kid probably didn’t deserve to stand there alone with a huge fish as a date.
Many of us know how hard it can be to not be the popular kid in school, so it is somewhat painful to see the lonely guy. On the other hand, if this joke was his own doing, then props to him for rising up and not caring about what others think.
The Devil Goes To Prom
This is pretty creepy, that’s for sure. I mean, we’ve seen people wearing so many different costumes to prom, but nothing was ever like what this guy is wearing.
Who on earth would think of going to prom wearing a devil costume? At least the couple was in sync, as they both wore their fair share of devilish stuff, and all that matters is that they’re happy, right?
When You Come Wearing The Same Thing As The Room
You know how things go. You just wake up at your regular time in the morning, look for your favorite dress, do everything in your power to look really nice, and then boom!
You look at the curtains in your house and realize that what you’re wearing is exactly the same color as the curtains and even the same material. So well done to this girl for owning the outfit and taking a photo right in front of the embarrassing curtains.
So Many Prom Dates, How To Choose?
Well, good for you, man! The guy is surely making an impression, or at least he is feeling himself posing next to so many dates! Clearly, he managed to snag not just one date to prom, nor two, he actually convinced three young women that he was the right date for them.
And as cool as it looks, we hope the girls don’t let the guy break their hearts with all of his “coolness.”
Taking Mrs. Robinson To Prom
So, something about this picture is a tiny bit weird. Okay, maybe it’s more than a tiny bit, the photo just confuses us a little bit. The boy is so adorably dressed in his grey suit, which is not so awkward and tacky like many prom suits out there.
But then it seems like he is either taking one of his teachers to prom, his mom, or a much older date. They do look adorable though.
The Dad Is Not Happy
Many dads love showing just how unhappy they are with the entire prom date situation, and so they do their best to make sure their daughter’s date knows where they stand.
And this dad made sure that the guy knew his little girl was very precious to him. We guess that it can take a little while for dads to realize the fact that their daughters eventually get all grown up.
A Cardboard Date
Here’s another idea for when you realize you don’t have a date to prom but you still want to take those cute photos. You can always just create a cardboard person the size of a real one, and do the photoshoot exactly how you want it.
Take this girl for example. She is probably a fan of Doctor Who, so she took matters into her own hands and created her own date made of the series’ main actor.
The Wonderful Stormtrooper
Take a look at this guy who also decided to dress up in a completely different outfit for his prom night. We are even starting to suspect that maybe some girls really do love to have a date as unusual as this one for their prom night.
The stunning girl looks so good in her bronze dress and really fancy hairdo, and her date, well… her date is apparently a storm stopper.
Challenging Gender Norms
Nothing like taking every opportunity to challenge some societal rules, right? They are all just socially constructed anyway. So these teenagers totally rocked their “reversed” outfits when the guy decided to go for that wonderful corsage and dress, and the girl went for the suit.
And the best thing of all is that they did it all together, rocking it in the best ways possible.
Is That Barney?
We always suspected that Barney had a bit of a way with the ladies, and this photo is definitely proof of that. But what motivates someone to dress up as Barney for their prom is really beyond our understanding.
One thing’s for sure, everyone will certainly remember the guy/girl who decided to dress up as Barney for their prom, so at least there’s that. Whether they want it or not, the attention is all on them.
Another Angry Dad
Yet another angry dad who can’t seem to get over the fact that his daughter is all grown up. Apparently, this one is handling the situation a little bit more dangerously than the previous dad we featured.
This one actually chose to hold a freaking gun during her daughter’s photoshoot with her date, and we’re not sure whether we should laugh or cry about it.
Posing In Front Of Planned Parenthood
We absolutely love how this couple was able to use their sense of humor to create one of the most hilarious photos out there. They got all dressed up for prom and chose the perfect place to take their photos, planned parenthood.
The photoshoot ended up coming out full of irony, because we all know what some people love doing on prom night, wink wink!
A Really Furry Occasion
There are no words in this world that could accurately describe this situation. Okay, fine, maybe we can think of a few. The couple thought that maybe taking their prom photo next to the poor wall tiger would be a great idea, while holding their cat, of course!
We don’t exactly know what the deal is, but we’re pretty sure the picture would be much less creepy if they had smiled a bit or something.
Trying To Break Free
In a group, there is always that one person who doesn’t really like to go with the flow, right? Well, this group has one for sure. The group of guys looks so good as they get ready to head out to their prom night, but one of them wasn’t really feeling it.
So instead, he rocked up wearing an outfit that reminds us a bit of a ’70s rock band or something, or whatever he is trying to refer to.
Just Him And His Xbox
Yet another guy who didn’t have a date, but was happy to make fun of the situation with one of his favorite things in life, his Xbox!
Yep, since he didn’t manage to secure a date for the important night, he just went ahead and grabbed his Xbox, and created the funniest pose. He will for sure have a good laugh when he takes another look at this picture one day.
Why Is He So Mean?
All this wonderful couple wanted to do was to have a beautiful picture of the two of them posing before prom. But they forgot to look behind them, and unfortunately, someone was hiding there super ready to ruin their photoshoot.
The guy crashed the photo in the funniest way and managed to do it so silently that we’re pretty sure the happy couple will only notice it when they go through the photos later on.
Looking At The Other Guy’s Date
Now, this is just not cool. We get that the snap was taken at the wrong moment, but could this be worse? The guy is literally staring at his friend’s date, instead of his.
And while the beautiful girl in pink is definitely rocking her looks, all of them look so good though! Maybe that is the date he really wanted to take to prom but then his friend beat him to it, who knows?
An Interesting Haircut
We have no idea when this picture was taken, but it seems like mohawks were definitely in style at the time. The guy decided to go for one of the most original haircuts we’ve seen in a while, and even managed to overdo it in the most hilarious way.
And yet again, his prom date doesn’t seem to mind at all, as his eccentric style didn’t seem to be embarrassing to her. In fact, we might even say she looks proud.
Spot The Odd One
Just look at how beautiful everyone in the photo looks. The girls are totally rocking their wonderful outfits, while the guys too, look fairly handsome in their perfectly made prom suits.
But then… if we look at it for a little longer, we can easily spot the odd one out. He is hiding in the middle of the third row, and instead of going for the conventional outfit, he really went all the way with his heavy metal style.
Creeping Up On The Background
Another beautiful prom day, and yet another photobomb. We can probably bet that the guy photobombing the picture is the girl’s brother, because what else do siblings do, right?
And we have to admit that his hiding skills are on point, and make for a hilarious picture. And well, just imagine if all prom photos were of conventional prom dates smiling at the camera, that wouldn’t be so fun anyway.
The Mask Goes To Prom
Who doesn’t absolutely love the classic Jim Carrey movie, The Mask? The legendary actor made it really cool to rock a green mask, to which this guy decided to adhere to on his prom day.
He loved his green mask so much that he decided to surprise his date with his perfectly green outfit, and she seems to be totally up for it. We just hope he can breathe easily in there.
Feeling Left Out
It’s not a surprise that this girl looks really pissed off in this photo. Her two best friends were posing alongside one another for a stunning prom photo, and so she found a way to be a part of it too.
But the moment she made her decision to rock up at the photo, the photographer snapped the shot in the second she made her most determined face.
Rocking Similar Hairstyles
Hmm, the sweet ’80s. When color was in fashion and some of the most unpredictable hairstyles were easily accepted, or at least tolerated. And what better time than prom night to wear exactly the same hairstyle as your date?
Their matching game is so fly that the two of them almost look like twins as they pose for the big day. We can’t help but think that they will have a good laugh when they look at this photo years later.
Posing With The Little Chicks
Some people really go all the way when it comes to being creative for their prom photo. And sometimes it can get pretty… awkward.
The three girls are looking great in their impeccable dresses, but to spice things up, they decided to grab their little chickens from the yard and happily posed with them. Though it ended up being a hilarious photo, we do hope they meant this as a joke.
A Good Laugh
What’s so funny here, you might wonder? Well, we’re wondering too. One of them is either really funny, or they decided in unison to laugh hysterically before their prom photo was taken.
The other option here is that he just smoothly put her hand around her shoulder, and she couldn’t help but laugh at the prospect of accepting his invitation to be his date.
An Unexplained Prom Photo
And once more, an embarrassing dad strikes on his daughter’s prom photo. We have no idea what goes through the minds of these hilarious dads, but one thing’s for sure, they want their daughters to remember they were definitely there that day.
And in this case, the girl for sure doesn’t look happy to be standing next to her quirky dad for the photo.
Remember To Look Alive
Man… Who forced this girl to accept this guy as her prom date? We tend to feel bad for both of them, since she is certainly not looking happy at all, and neither does he.
He is either completely oblivious to the situation here, or he realized that the match was not made in heaven and that they had a long night ahead of them.
Adding Some Scottish Pride To Prom
Nothing like the day of prom to show our appreciation for our cultures, isn’t it? And this guy knew exactly how. He decided to not pass on the idea of wearing his culture’s typical outfits, and by the look on his face, he couldn’t be prouder.
While it may look a little bit much for a prom photo, at least he will be able to look back and feel proud of his wardrobe choice.
The Wind Ruined It
Nothing like a wonderful breeze to completely ruin a family’s prom photo. Funny enough, the gust of wind blew exactly at the right time. At least the person who took the photo was able to perfectly time it to snap the moment the wind blew really hard.
Not to talk about these awkward parents posing proudly next to the kids. What on earth are they doing there?
Nope, Not Doing It
It’s not a secret that the Charlie’s Angels pose is one of the most common poses prom goers choose for their prom photo. But these girls convinced themselves to go with something a little bit different.
Instead, they chose to do something three of them planned ahead, but the fourth one clearly wasn’t on time to get the memo. Oh well, too bad!