Do you remember the painfully awkward pictures from your yearbook? Those times were truly embarrassing for a teenager because they go through the most confusing phase of their lives. If you are done with this phase, it’s easier to laugh about the awkward haircut or outfit you had in the picture. However, things can become dramatic when you’re still a teenager.
Regardless of your age, you have to remember that everyone experiences these moments, even famous people! And, trust me, they’re no exception from the rule when it comes to awkwardness. Just take a look at these photos and see for yourself!
20. John Mulaney
John Edmund Mulaney is a well-known actor and stand-up comedian from the United States. In this photo, you can’t really tell if he was just done with the process of taking pictures or the picture was taken in the worst moment. Better luck next school year, John!
19. Aidy Bryant
Aidy Bryant always puts a smile on our faces. Turns out, her career as a comedian did not start with the Saturday Night Live skits, but with her childhood. You can just tell by the picture that she was already a hilarious and silly kid since then.
18. Ryan Seacrest
This is not a joke, this is a real childhood photo of Ryan Seacrest. If you ever feel like there is no hope for you, just remember this beautiful gem. This will definitely make you look at the American Idol host differently from now on.
17. Lena Headey
You can’t not know who Lena Headey is. This woman is extremely famous for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. Now that you have the mental image of present Lena, you’re free to admire the past, bohemian Lena.
16. Chelsea Peretti
You know Chelsea Peretti from the hilarious show Brooklyn Nine Nine, where she plays a formidable character. However, she did not look so pleased in this photo. That is the universal expression we made as kids when parents insisted to photograph us.
15. Nick Kroll
When you look at this picture, it’s pretty hard to believe this little guy will become a famous actor and comedian. He just looks so formal and serious. Still, it’s not fair to judge a book by its cover, especially at this young age.
14. Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg is such a talented and admirable guy. By the looks of this photo, you can tell the actor will become something special. However, he probably regrets his choice of clothes. Maybe he should have thought twice about wearing the bow tie.
13. Andrew Rannells
At first glance, this photo is not that bad right? But if you start to look closely, you will start to wonder about the haircut. I mean, is it fashionable or is it a complete disaster? This is the perfect example of walking a fine line between popular guy or geek.
12. Peter Dinklage
Ah, the good old mullet. It had to pop up from somewhere since it’s such an iconic haircut for the 1970s. And the winner for the most confident and cool guy having a mullet? The legendary Peter Dinklage, of course. He is the only one who can look badass no matter the circumstances.
11. Conan O’Brien
When you look at this picture, all you can do is admire how well the facial features were preserved throughout the years. Just replace the haircut with Conan’s present hair and there is no difference whatsoever!
10. Martin Short
There is a huge difference between the Martin we know and little Martin from the photo. Little did he know back then that he would become one of the most versatile and brilliant comedian from North America!
9. Jimmy Kimmel
Besides the classic 90s look that Jimmy is totally crushing in this photo, there’s something more interesting about the picture. If you look closely, the license plate of the car might have provided the inspiration for today’s famous show.
8. Sarah Silverman
You know Sarah Silverman, the hilarious stand up comedian who takes her jokes to a whole other level. She is never afraid to speak her mind and be herself, just like this photo proves. She ain’t got no time to pretend to be someone she’s not.
7. Ruby Rose
This beautiful kid will later turn out one of the best known models from today. However, you can easily anticipate that her beauty only won’t define who she is. In this photo, she is as tough and cool like her present self.
6. Patton Oswalt
To quote Patton Oswalt: “all my adolescent pics are 100% awesome”. Well, you can’t deny no matter how much you’d try that this photo is a weird combination of cool and geeky. As long as you have confidence in yourself and don’t get embarrassed by your old pictures, it’s gonna be alright.
5. Eric McCormack
Maybe the most awkward and embarrassing photos as kids are the ones with a weird haircut, most likely chosen by our parents. But what excuse does Eric McCormack have? He was definitely old enough to make wiser choices.
4. John Oliver
You can’t really say much about this picture. I mean, it kind of speaks for itself. Seeing this photo, you probably think the comedian would’ve ended up in the IT and programming branch. Still, congrats to John for having the confidence to share the photo with the public!
3. Alison Brie
There is something so wholesome about these childhood photos, because you never know what to expect. This kind of picture will certainly give anyone confidence that everything will be alright in the end.
2. Brandon Flynn
The Brandon Flynn we know is so handsome and attractive. This teenage version of Brandon? Well, he looks like he’s going through the rebellious phase of his youth. Let’s hope he had lots of fun and wasn’t too embarrassed with himself.
We had to end our list with something absolutely legendary: the one and only Stephen Colbert. The comedian posted this picture on purpose to prove that he has never been through the awkward stage. Well, let the public decide, Stephen.