40+ People Share Their Hilarious Yet Petty Revenge Stories

Has someone ever done something mean to you, and you plotted revenge? Although revenge might be morally questionable, it is hard to deny how good it feels to get sweet vengeance. Sometimes it is petty to seek revenge, but the stories that people have shared are hilarious. From taking the labels off all the canned food to standing someone up on a date, people had some fantastic revenge stories, and we have compiled the best ones. Continue reading to find out the funniest ways people got revenge. 

1. Pumpkin Disaster

Every year this person would set up a pumpkin display outside their house for Halloween, and each year the same person would come and run it over with their car. 

Pumpkin Disaster

They got so fed up with the person ruining their pumpkin, so they bought the biggest pumpkin they could find and filled it with cement. When the person tried to run it over, they broke their car axle. That will show them not to mess with another person’s pumpkin. 

2. Don’t Mess With Someone’s Coca Cola

When you bring lunch to work, there is a small chance that someone might take it. There is always one food thief in an office. This person was bringing their lunch with a diet coke every day, and someone would steal their diet coke every time. After it was stolen many times, the person wanted to find out who was taking their soda. 

Don't Mess With Someone's Coca Cola

One day when they brought in their lunch, they put mentos candy into their diet coke and twisted the cap on tight. Later in the day, they heard one of their coworkers yelling from the kitchen because they had opened the soda and it exploded. The person finally found out who was taking their coke, and knew they wouldn’t do it again. 

3. You’ve Been Cropped

High school bullies are the worst. They usually never learn their lesson, and everyone is afraid to stand up to them. One girl recalled that when she was in high school, there was a mean girl who would spread rumors about her to everyone. 

You've Been Cropped

The girl was head of the yearbook committee and decided to use her power to get back at the bully. She cropped and blurred her out of every photograph so the bully wouldn’t be in the yearbook. 

4. Nature’s Revenge

This person had heard that their roommate was saying nasty things behind her back. She decided to move out when her roommate went on vacation.

Nature's Revenge

Her roommate left her car behind while she was gone, so she decided to spread birdseed on and around it to attract birds. The birds started to gather around the car regularly because they associated it with the birdseed, and her roommate had to deal with the birds every time she went to the car. 

5. Cheaters Get Their Cars Repossessed

A woman’s boyfriend was very behind on his car payments, and she found out that he was cheating on her. Instead of breaking up with him right away, she called the car lot to tell them where the car was hidden. 

Cheaters Get Their Cars Repossessed

She was with him when he got the call that his car was being repossessed, and he was so upset. She later broke up with him but never told him that she called about his car.  

6. Tattoos Are Forever, But Relationships Aren’t

No matter what, never agree to get your partner’s name tattooed on your body because it cannot be erased. This couple had been dating for a few years and had talked about getting each other’s names tattooed. It was never a serious conversation, but it was something fun they thought about. 

Tattoos Are Forever, But Relationships Aren't

The girl found out the guy had been having an affair, and she decided it would be a good time for them to have a serious talk about those tattoos. She convinced him to get it done with her and insisted he went first. Once his tattoo was complete, she told him she knew he was cheating and broke up with him. 

7. Waiting For The Perfect Moment For Vengence

Siblings are the best when it comes to planning revenge. This person said that when they were six and their brother was four, their parents took them to Mcdonald’s. The younger brother had gotten a really long fry in his meal, and he was so excited. Before he had time to show his parent’s his older brother ate the fry. 

Waiting For The Perfect Moment For Vengence

Years had passed, and the older brother found an extra-large chip in a Lay’s bag. Before he could take a picture to show his friends, his younger brother ate the chip, and finally got revenge after twelve long years. 

8. Finally Clean

During college, most people live in the on-campus dorms at some point. You are usually sharing a room with someone else, and it might be a stranger. This girl was sharing a room with someone who would never clean and would leave their stuff all over the place. 

Finally Clean

They got into a huge fight once, and while her roommate was in class, she packed up all her stuff, including the kitchen utensils, shower curtain, and toilet paper, and moved out. At least half the room was clean now. 

9. “Release The Crickets”

When you split up with a partner it is uncomfortable, especially when there are children involved. This woman said that her ex kicked her and her kids out of the house with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. She was later allowed to go pack up her stuff while he wasn’t home. 

"Release The Crickets"

Before she left, she released 100 crickets into the master bedroom as her parting gift to him for the way he treated her. 

10. Pushing My Buttons

Relationships are difficult to navigate sometimes, and when you start to become suspicious of your partner, it is hard to let those feelings go. This woman thought her boyfriend was working odd hours until she realized he was cheating on her. 

Pushing My Buttons

One night while he was out, most likely with another woman, she decided to sew all the buttonholes on his shirts closed. She left before he came home, so she never saw his reaction, but she assumed he would be pretty annoyed. 

11. Cold As Ice

Someone shared a story about their apartment building laundry room. They said that they loved in a nice apartment with a brand new laundry room that is shared by all the tenants. Unfortunately, that means that they had to deal with some rude people. 

Cold As Ice

One time, this person was doing their laundry, and when they went to switch their clothing from the washer to the dryer, they found their wet clothes sitting on top of the washer. Someone had removed their clothes from the washer mid-cycle so they could use the machine. As revenge, the person took the clothes that had been put in the washer and put them outside. It was the middle of winter, so all their clothes froze. 

12. Keep Your Business Matters Private

When you sit at a coffee shop to do work, you can’t expect everyone to be quiet, but you hope that people will be respectful. This boy was sitting at a coffee shop reading and getting some homework done when a group of men came in and they were talking very loud. 

Keep Your Business Matters Private

They clearly did not care about the people who were trying to work, and the boy overheard them talking about the name for their new business. He immediately went online and bought the domain name so they wouldn’t be able to. 

13. Someone’s Salty

This person brought in their own coffee creamer to their office and labeled it because they didn’t want anyone else to use it. It was expensive, and they thought that people wouldn’t touch it. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. 

Someone's Salty

Someone kept using the person’s coffee creamer, so instead of putting the coffee creamer out, they filled the bottle with water, flour, and a lot of salt. Since then, no one has touched the coffee creamer. 

14. That’s A Spicy Meatball

A lunch thief strikes again! In this office, a person’s lunch was being stolen once a week. He couldn’t do anything about it because he didn’t know who it was. He realized the person was only stealing his sandwich and chips, so one week he rubbed them with a fresh ghost pepper. 

That's A Spicy Meatball

Ghost peppers are one of the spiciest peppers you can buy. Someone stole his lunch that day and ate the ghost pepper sandwich and chips. After that, his lunch was never taken again. 

15. Pick Up After Your Dog

It is so irritating when people don’t pick up after their dogs. This man noticed that his neighbors were letting their dogs do their business on his lawn almost everyday. 

Pick Up After Your Dog

He decided to get a security camera to see which neighbor was not picking up after their dogs. When he would see who it was he would pick it up and put it outside the person’s front door. 

16. What Goes Around Comes Around

It is always slightly frustrating when someone in a lower-ranking position gets a promotion instead of you. This person said that her subordinate got promoted to a senior position, and she was a little annoyed, not too upset at first. She was friendly with the woman that was promoted, but then the woman started doing petty things like complaining about her to the director. 

What Goes Around Comes Around

She could only take so much, so she quit and got hired at another company that happened to work closely with her previous company. Since she was working with her old company, she made sure the woman never got to collaborate on any projects but would make her go through negotiations only to deny her. 

17. Special Cookie

Middle school is a rough time. Everyone is going through changes, and sometimes you have to deal with mean girls like this person. This girl thought it was ok to tell her friend a secret, and the girl promised not to tell anyone else. Well, middle school girls aren’t the best secret keepers, so she told other people. 

Special Cookie

The girl was so upset she decided to get revenge. One day she baked cookies for her friends and decided to give a special cookie to the girl who revealed her secret. The cookie had a particular ingredient in it that sent the mean girl to the bathroom all day. Revenge is sweet! 

18. Selfie Sabatoge

Working at Starbucks must be a tedious job and you have to deal with so many annoying customers. This barista would get so fed up when teens would come and order frappuccinos just to take selfies. 

Selfie Sabatoge

To make the teens’ lives harder, the barista started putting their order sticker over the Starbucks logo so they couldn’t get the perfect selfie. 

19. No One Likes Sticky Fingers

Living with roommates can be challenging at times. One time, this person realized their roommate had been stealing some of the money they were paying for rent. Their roommate also claimed that the rent had been raised so they could steal more money. 

No One Likes Sticky Fingers

The person decided to move out before the end of the lease, and when their roommate asked them for the last month of rent they said, “you can use the money you have been stealing from me.” 

20. Who Wants To Buy Some Farm Animals?

Have you ever given out a fake number because a person was annoying you at the bar? Well, this woman found out her best friend had been giving out her number to men because she didn’t want to use her real number. Her friend had also used the number to sign up for store discounts. 

Who Wants To Buy Some Farm Animals?

To get revenge, she put an ad on Craigslist using her friend’s number and saying she was selling farm animals. For the next few months, her friend was getting countless calls and messages about the animals and had no idea what people were talking about. 

21. Splitting Seams

If you mess with the bull, you get the horns, and this person found that out the hard way. His coworker had been messing with him for a while and he was sick of it so he created a plan for revenge. At work, they have uniforms and lockers for the uniforms. One day the guy came in early and unlocked his coworker’s locker to split the seam of the crotch in his uniform. 

Splitting Seams

At first, he didn’t notice, but by the end of the day, his coworker had to find a new pair of pants. His coworker learned his lesson. 

22. Ghoster Becomes The Ghostee

Being ghosted means that a person you are dating or texting stops speaking to you out of nowhere. They don’t give you a reason; they just disappear. Well, this girl had been dating a guy who ended up ghosting her. A few years later, they matched on a dating app, and she decided to give him a taste of his own medicine. 

Ghoster Becomes The Ghostee

They set up a date and she waited for him to text her that he had arrived and was waiting for her at the table. When he texted her she blocked him and left him sitting at the restaurant alone. 

23. Leaf Us Alone

In autumn, the leaves fall off the trees and cover the ground. People make piles and jump in the leaves, but the annoying part is having to rake them out of your yard. One year, these kids had been raking their yard and they felt like there were more leaves than usual. 

Leaf Us Alone

The kids found out that the boy next door had been throwing leaves into their yard after he would jump in the piles. They decided to rake a pile of leaves over a fire hydrant and wait for him to jump in a pile. Needless to say, the boy stopped putting leaves in their yard. 

24. Mystery Cans

This person got really annoyed with their boyfriend one day and wanted to mess with his canned food. 

Mystery Cans

She decided to take the labels off the cans so he wouldn’t know what he was opening. He got frustrated after opening the first two cans. 

25. You Can Have A Flip But Not The Flop

When you are at a public pool or beach, you have to be careful where you spray your sunscreen because you don’t want it to get all over other people. Well, this couple was enjoying a relaxing day at the pool when the woman sitting next to them decided to stand up and spray her sunscreen. 

You Can Have A Flip But Not The Flop

She was standing so close and it got all over them. The woman did not care and when she left her stuff to go into the pool the couple stole one of her flip flops as revenge and left. 

26. “Would You Like The Senior Discount?”

People should always be nice to their waiters and waitresses because they have to deal with so many difficult customers. One waitress said that she was working and one of the customers she was waiting on was treating her horribly. 

"Would You Like The Senior Discount?"

The customer rudely demanded the bill, and the waitress asked if she would like the 65+ discount. The customer was only middle-aged, and she got very offended, but she deserved it. 

27. The Hidden Message

Getting in fights with siblings is part of life. It happens to everyone, but you makeup and get over it. Well, these sisters got into a fight right before one of their birthdays. The sister who was having a birthday had been wanting a replica of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” Her sister had been planning to buy it for her and have in framed until they got in the fight. 

The Hidden Message

Despite their big fight, she still wanted to give her sister a birthday present, so she bought the picture and framed it. Before she framed it, she wrote a note on the back of the painting that said, “you don’t deserve this, but I’m still giving it to you because I am a better person.” The picture is still hanging in her sister’s house, and she never found the note written on the back. 

28. The Lunch Crusher

In this office, there was one person who would always put their lunch on top of someone else’s, and it would crush their food. 

The Lunch Crusher

A guy was fed up with eating broken chips every day, so he took the person’s lunch that was crushing everyone else’s and ran over it with his car. The person never crushed a lunch after that.  

29. Kiss of Death

This woman was distraught when she found out her boyfriend had been cheating on her. She wanted to get back at him before she broke up with him, and she knew that he was allergic to chili peppers. She never made spicy food while they were dating because of his allergy, even though she loved it. 

Kiss of Death

She decided to eat a meal that had many chilies in it before he came over one night and then started to kiss him. He spent the night having an allergic reaction, and then she broke up with him the next morning. 

30. Too Close For Comfort

People who park in more than one spot or make it impossible for someone to park next to them are the worst. A guy said that someone in his apartment complex had bought a new truck and decided that he deserved to take up two parking spaces. 

Too Close For Comfort

One night the guy came back, and the parking lot was full because his neighbor was taking up two spots with the truck. The person managed to squeeze their car next to it so the person wouldn’t be able to open their door the next day. The next morning he heard his neighbor yelling because he couldn’t get into the truck. 

31. A Failing Grade

A girl found out her boyfriend had been cheating on her so she broke up with him. A few months later he asked her for help with an assignment that was essential for graduation. 

A Failing Grade

She decided to add some mistakes into the paper, which caused him to fail. He asked her about it, and she said, “You shouldn’t trust everybody, and now we both know that.” She is a savage! 

32. Let’s Get Loud

Living in the dorms in college, you encounter many different types of people who don’t always understand that it is a shared living space. This person had a suitemate who would put her TV on full volume or have loud phone conversations at all hours of the night. 

Let's Get Loud

One night the person was so annoyed that they put their speakers against the shared wall, turned the volume all the way up, and started blasting music before leaving. The person locked the door so their roommate couldn’t come in to turn off the music and went out for the night. 

33. Setting The Record Straight

Arcades used to be very popular. People go to play the games so they can put their name on the high score list for everyone to see. This boy would go and play the basket ball game, and he started to get really good. One day he went to the arcade and all of his high scores were erased. 

Setting The Record Straight

He found out that one of the workers like to play the game and had erased his scores. The boy waited for the employee to play and saw his personal code. When the employee walked away, the boy used the worker’s personal code to lose hundreds of games and ruin his statistics. 

34. Churro Out Of Luck

Disneyland is a fun place to visit, but when you go there as an adult, you have to deal with many screaming children. A woman was waiting in line for churros, and she was standing in front of a few children with their parents. The children were being rude and they were punching her backpack. 

Churro Out Of Luck

The woman turned around and looked at the parents so they would do something, but they didn’t care. When she finally got to the front of the line, she was so annoyed with the children behind her, so she ordered the remaining churros, and the rude children couldn’t get one. 

35. Something’s Fishy

It may be hard to tell if you are in a toxic relationship, but when you realize, you should get out. This girl said that her previous boyfriend was very controlling and manipulative. He had to have their bedroom at a certain temperature with a specific smell. 

Something's Fishy

When the girl finally broke up with him, she wanted to get revenge. When she went to pack up her stuff, she bought a bunch of shrimp and stuffed it into the curtain rod in their bedroom. For the following weeks, she heard that the guy had been complaining of a weird smell, and he thought his neighbors weren’t taking out their trash. 

36. The Sweet Smell Of Buttered Popcorn

If you have ever had a bad boss, you know the feeling of wanting to pull a practical joke on them. This girl was so fed up with her boss, so she decided to do something. She knew her boss hated the smell of popcorn because she banned it from the office. 

The Sweet Smell Of Buttered Popcorn

One day while online, she found a USB stick that emits scents. She ordered it and snuck into her boss’s office before work to plug it into the back of her computer. Her boss couldn’t figure out where the smell was coming from and complained every day. 

37. Cheaters Never Win

It is risky to cheat on tests in school because you do not want to get caught. One boy said that he always got good grades in school, and there was an annoying student who would copy off of his English tests. He even asked the boy to move his hand so he could get a better look at the answers. 

Cheaters Never Win

Instead of telling the teacher, the boy started writing the wrong answers so the cheater would also have the wrong answers. He waited for the boy to turn in his test so that he could go back and write the correct answers. 

38. A Sensor-tive Subject

When you work in a small office, the most minute things can bother you. A woman said that her coworker was an annoying person and she was worse than any other person she had met. 

A Sensor-tive Subject

To play a little joke on her annoying coworker, she put tape over the mouse sensor so it wouldn’t work. Her coworker got so mad that the mouse was not working, and it took her a long time to find the tape. 

39. Stuck In The City

When you start dating someone new, you might assume that they are not seeing other people. This girl thought that the guy she was seeing wasn’t talking to other girls because they had established that they were exclusive, but she found out otherwise. 

Stuck In The City

She decided to make a fake profile and start talking to the guy. She invited him to her apartment in New York City using this fake profile, and he agreed. In person, he told the girl that he was going to spend the weekend with his friends in the city, and she drove him to the train station knowing he was lying. Once he was on the train, she texted him that the profile was secretly her and there was no one waiting in New York for him 

40. No Name, No Coffee

When you order a drink from Starbucks, they usually ask you for your name to write on the cup. When your order is ready they call the name written on the cup. When this person was working at Starbucks, they had a customer who refused to give her name for the order. The customer was getting very angry for no reason so the girl wrote “no name” on the cup. 

No Name, No Coffee

When the drink was ready, there wasn’t a real name to call, so the drink left with no one claiming it. After 20 minutes, the rude customer pointed to the drink, asking if it was hers. The barista replied, “I don’t know; it doesn’t have a name.” 

41. Some Things Never Change

Some men don’t learn their lesson when they cheat the first time. A girl caught her boyfriend cheating, and she broke up with him. He started dating the girl he was cheating with, and then ended up cheating on her as well. 

Some Things Never Change

The original girlfriend found out and wanted to teach him a serious lesson. She knew where he parked his car, so she got a pair of underwear and put them on the passenger seat. When the guy went to drive his new girl to work the next morning, she saw the underwear and immediately broke up with him. Maybe he learned his lesson this time. 

42. Learning To Fall

Being broken up with is sad, and it takes a while to get over the person. This girl knew her boyfriend was a huge fan of the Foo Fighters so she got him tickets to their concert for Christmas. He ended up breaking up with her right before Valentines Day and a few weeks before the concert. 

Learning To Fall

She didn’t think he still deserved to go, so she called the ticketing company and transferred the tickets into her brother’s name. When her ex got to the concert, he was told that he couldn’t use those tickets anymore. 

43. Cheaters On The DVR

It is funny to get back at the person who has hurt you especially when it is a cheating boyfriend. When a woman found out her boyfriend was cheating on her, she wanted to send a clear message to him. 

Cheaters On The DVR

She decided to record every episode of Cheaters and filled up the DVR. The next time her ex-boyfriend saw it, he was in shock. 

44. “It Was The Dogs Fault”

Some people get very competitive when it comes to video games, and they can get very angry when they lose or there is a technical problem in the middle of the game. A person was getting annoyed with his roommate, and he created a plan to mess with his video games. 

"It Was The Dogs Fault"

They had a dog, so he put chicken grease on the power button of the gaming console, and when his roommate was in the middle of the game, the dog went to lick the power button and turned the game off. His roommate was so mad because the game did not save. 

45. Chew It Up And Spit It Out

When you have younger siblings, it is hard to get back at them because the parent’s always take the side of the younger sibling. One girl remembered that when she was little her younger sister threw her favorite toy over the fence and couldn’t get it back. 

Chew It Up And Spit It Out

Since she was so young she didn’t really think her plan through but wanted to get revenge on her younger sister. One day at lunch she grabbed her sister’s juice cup while her parents weren’t looking and filled it with ketchup, mayonnaise, and some spit. Her little sister was not impressed. 

Rare Photos Of A-Listers That Offer A Look At Who They Were Before Hollywood

Ashley Lez

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. 

Robin Williams In His Senior Year Of High School In 1969


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 Was A Huge Spice Girls Fan


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. 

Keanu Reeves Circa 1984


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. 

Catherine Zeta-Jones In Her Grade School Photo


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. 

Morgan Freeman In The Air Force


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. 

Anne Hathaway As A Clown Witch


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. 

Joe Biden When He Was 26


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's Childhood Close-Up


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. 

Jim Carrey In The '80s


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. 

Taylor Swift Made Tie-Dye Trendy Before Everyone


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. 

Susan Sarandon When She Was 17


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. 

Selena Gomez's Face Has Not Changed


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. 

Peter Dinklage In The 1980s


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. 

Little Baby Beyonce


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. 

Tom Hanks In His High School Yearbook


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. 

Jennifer Garner Hanging Out On The Swings


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. 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Looking Ripped At 15


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 In 1990

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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. 

Sean Connery During His Time With The Royal Navy


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. 

Angelina Jolie Has Always Been Gorgeous


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.

Millie Bobby Brown Looks Like She Is Up To Something


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. 

Christoph Waltz In 1975


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. 

Eminem In The '80s Before He Was Rap God


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. 

Lady Gaga In The 2000s


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. 

Bob Marley Without His Dreadlocks


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. 

Christian Bale As A Dashing Teenager


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. 

Jennifer Aniston Dressed As A Witch For Halloween In 1986


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. 

Tommy Lee Jones While Playing As An Offensive Guard At St. Mark’s School Of Texas


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. 

Quentin Tarantino In 1983


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. 

Clint Eastwood As A High School Senior


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 When He Had Hair


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. 

Katy Perry In 2001


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. 

David Harbour In 1994


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. 

Mark Zuckerberg At Harvard Where He Created Facebook


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. 

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson In His Childhood Class Picture


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.  

Rihanna Looks Exactly The Same (Sort Of)


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. 

Usher Was Probably Flirting With 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. 

Heidi Klum Collecting Easter Eggs


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. 

Julia Roberts Practicing Her Vocals


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. 

Amanda Seyfried Was Beautiful Even As A Baby


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. 

Britney Spears In Her Original Diva State


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. 

Christina Aguilera Halloween Circa 1985


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. 

Gigi Hadid With Her Grandma


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. 

Katy Perry And 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 Cyrus And Her Newborn 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. 

Justin Timberlake Rocking Around The Christmas Tree


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. 

Margot Robbie And Her Big Brother


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

Ariana Grande's School Photo


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. 

Sarah Jessica Parker Reading With Her Mom


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. 

Hilary Duff's First Headshot Session


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. 

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