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#ThrowbackThursday: 20 Adorable Celebrity Photos from Before They Were Famous

If you were born within the last couple of decades, it might be hard for you to remember a time before selfies and photo filters. Social media has completely changed the way we take and share photos, but there’s one fad that has helped us cling to nostalgia for just a little longer — Throwback Thursday.

#TBT is easily the hottest weekly trend across almost all social media platforms. It gives people a chance to revel in the utter cuteness of their baby pics or awkward glory of their yearbook photos. They might not always be of the highest quality, but these retro images are always pleasant reminders of years past. And it’s even MORE fun when celebrities decide to indulge in some nostalgia, because we get an exclusive peek into their lives before they were famous!

Take a look at some of the cutest and most hilarious throwback photos from our favorite celebrities…

 20 Celebrity Photos from Before They Were Famous:

  • Look How Far They’ve Come 1 of 21
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    #TBT photos remind us of better times — you know, the days before tabloids and twerking. Click through for 20 photos celebrities have shared from before they were famous!

  • Beyoncé 2 of 21
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    Beyoncé's signature smile might be missing a few teeth here, but that gleam in her eyes proves that she was a Queen Bee-in-training since birth.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Lindsay Lohan 3 of 21
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    It's hard to believe this precious little ginger grew up to grace the cover of practically every tabloid ever. If anyone wants to hold a vigil to mourn Lindsay's former innocence, I'm just a phone call away.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Jimmy Fallon 4 of 21
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    As if you needed one more reason to love Jimmy Fallon, check out how adorably goofy he was as a young'un.

     

    Photo Credit: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Official Tumblr

  • Ellen Degeneres 5 of 21
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    You might not be aware, but Ellen has the most epic and hilarious #ThrowbackThursday pictures EVER. This photo was expertly photoshopped to make Ellen the fifth member of *NSYNC (sorry, Chris Kirkpatrick).

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Kim and Kourtney Kardashian 6 of 21
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    Kim loves posting #tbt photos on her Instagram, and this one of her and Kourtney as tiny tots is one of the cutest.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 7 of 21
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    He may not have been a WWF champion yet, but Dwayne Johnson sure had plenty of swagger at the age of four. The former wrestler made sure people took note of his "Javier Bardem haircut" when he posted this picture on Twitter.

     

    Photo Credit: Twitter

  • Michelle Obama 8 of 21
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    Even the First Lady can't resist a good #tbt photo! She tweeted this graduation shot of herself back in August, writing, "Let's make sure every kid in America has a shot at a great education. #MakeCollegeAffordable #ThrowbackThursday."

     

    Photo Credit: Twitter

  • Miley Cyrus 9 of 21
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    So young! So adorable! So twerk-less!

     

    Photo Credit: Twitter

  • Donald Trump 10 of 21
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    Yeah … I find this picture to be just a tad terrifying. Donald himself sums it up best in his Instagram caption: "Who knew this innocent kid would grow into a monster?"

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Taylor Swift 11 of 21
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    Taylor Swift posted this picture of her, her mother, and their "matching velvet holiday ensembles" on Instagram. Her fashion sense might have changed over the years, but T-Swift's face looks almost exactly the same now as it did then.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Katy Perry 12 of 21
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    Katy Perry has had a countless number of looks and hairstyles over the years. Who knew it all began with a Sailor Moon-esque dress and mushroom haircut? 

     

    Photo Credit: Twitter

  • Jay-Z 13 of 21
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    Beyonce posted this adorable throwback photo of Jay-Z on her Instagram to celebrate the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail. The album went platinum that very same day, so Bey's caption feels quite appropriate.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Martha Stewart 14 of 21
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    Martha posted this photo to her Facebook page on Halloween this year, proudly showing off her Little Bo Peep costume from when she was four.

     

    Photo Credit: Facebook

  • Jessica Alba 15 of 21
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    Okay, someone tell me what magical water Jessica Alba is drinking. Girlfriend seriously hasn't aged a day since this photo was taken.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Drake 16 of 21
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    This just in: Drake was the cutest child ever. EVER. Look how precious his folded hands are!

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Hilary Duff 17 of 21
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    "There are so many things wrong with this." I hate to disagree with you Hilary, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with sheathing yourself in a mountain of pink feathers. I think we should all do it more often.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Josh Duhamel 18 of 21
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    Josh Duhamel's caption for his Throwback Thursday photo simply states, "It's not a mullet!" I don't know Josh, it sure looks like there's a lot of party in the back to me...

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Gwen Stefani 19 of 21
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    This photo of Gwen Stefani and her brother was taken back in 1983, when Gwen was just 14 years old. Her hair might be slightly blonder now, but her face has hardly changed at all in the past 30 years.

     

    Photo Credit: Twitter

  • Gisele Bundchen 20 of 21
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    Hmmm, I guess little Gisele didn't get the memo about having an ugly, awkward phase at some point in your youth...

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

  • Channing Tatum 21 of 21
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    Decked out in a ten-gallon hat and leather vest, it looks like Channing Tatum has been practicing his cowboy moves long before Magic Mike was created.

     

    Photo Credit: Instagram

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