Awkward Celebrity Yearbook Pictures You Have to See to Believe

Most people assume celebrities and people in Hollywood just popped into the world looking glammed up and beautiful, but that’s not true. Like everyone, your favorite star also went through awkward phases growing up, where they were uncertain about many things and didn’t look as good as they do today. Today, we have some photos to prove they are human and had their awkward teen phase, just like the rest of us!

Jennifer Lawrence

You can almost immediately tell that the young girl in this picture grew up to be the Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence from the smile on her face and her long blonde hair. However, you probably can not predict that she will grow to become an Oscar-winning actress in the future. 

Back in the day, Jennifer Lawrence secretly dropped out of middle school. During an interview, she revealed that she is self-educated and doesn’t have a GED or high school diploma. It certainly worked because she is currently worth over $160 million.

George Clooney

Who doesn’t know the famous George Clooney? Most people will probably recognize this American actor if they see him walking down the street. Few people would recognize him if he were as young as he is in the picture below. 

With glasses that look like they should be in a time capsule and a haircut from a different era, you can rest easy knowing that George Clooney also went through an ugly duckling phase. With the photographic evidence available, even the actor can’t deny having some questionable style choices in his youth.

Kate Moss

Recently, Kate Moss started trending because of her testimony at the Depp vs. Heard trial, but she already had a beautiful career as a world-famous model before these events. Before becoming one of the most iconic 90s supermodels, Kate was a young student at Riddlesdown High School in the UK. 

Even in high school, she was very photogenic. And clearly, more people noticed this fact because she was recruited as a model at the age of 14. She was then booked for numerous runways and magazine covers worldwide.

Matthew McConaughey

Maybe not everyone went through an awkward phase in high school, especially Matthew McConaughey. He was still a dashing young man when he attended Longview High School in Texas in the 80s. 

The breakout actor loves discovering new places, and while in high school, he became an exchange student, which allowed him to travel to Australia. He spent a whole year in New South Wales. Maybe the experience helped create the warm and friendly person he is today!


Long before he started his music career, Drake was just an awkward boy trying to make it through life like everyone else. If you watched him on the hit series Degrassi, you’d likely have an easier time recognizing him from this yearbook photo. 

With over $250 million net worth, it’s hard to imagine that the nerdy boy with glasses would go to the top music charts worldwide. Drake studied arts at a school in Canada. Even though he started as an actor, we can’t deny that he started from the bottom, and now he’s here!  

Kanye West

As many people know, this legendary rapper, songwriter, and fashion icon was born and raised in Chicago. He loved reading, which is unsurprising because his mother, Donda, was a college professor and encouraged him to read as much as possible. 

This is a young Kanye West in 1995 at Polaris School For Individual Education. Even at this age, he loved music, which kept him from getting in trouble. Although he got a scholarship to the Chicago American Academy for Art, he would later drop out of college and pursue a career in music. 

Jake Gyllenhaal

The gorgeous American actor known for his roles in Bubble Boy, among other Hollywood favorites, was once just a regular kid. Most of his teenager were spent at Harvard Westlake High School in Los Angeles. This was before he went to study at Columbia University. 

When he returned, he knew what he wanted to do: become the next Hollywood heartthrob. Although many people didn’t take his passion, Jake knew what he wanted to do and would pursue it. Jake was a star even as a teenager, and from that smile, he knew it.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is a jack of all trades. While he became famous as a rapper, Snoop has gone on to do brand commercials, movies, advertisements, and even a cooking show with Martha Stewart. We wonder if the young boy pictured here ever thought he’d attain the level of success that he has today.

It wasn’t easy. Snoop Dogg even recalls rapping in the hallways of the school, which would always draw a large crowd. It made him realize that he was a talented rapper. At the time, he was going by the name Calvin Cordoza before changing it to Snoop Dogg when he started his rap career.