Just like Britney, Justin, and Christina before them, the Disney kids of the early 2000s (Miley, Selena & Co.) have grown into megastars before our eyes. Now they have stylists, trainers, assistants, colorists, lawyers, managers, assistants, and assistants for their assistants. But do you remember what they looked like before all the flash and polish? Some looked, well, a lot like they do now. Others are barely recognizable! Here’s a quick trip down memory lane…
Miley and Vanessa — Then
No edginess here. Miley's all sweetness on the red carpet with Vanessa Hudgens who made a name for herself in Disney's High School Musical.
Miley Cyrus — Now
This probably wasn't in Hannah Montana's closet. Since her Disney days she's experimented with everything from head shaving to swinging around on a wrecking ball.
Vanessa Hudgens — Now
The same extra long waves, but with a bit more sass. Hudgens dated fellow Disney alum Zac Efron for YEARS. She did her best playing-against-type by staring in the racy film Spring Breakers.
Hilary Duff — Then
A lankier Duff wearing two tank tops and pointy heels en route to an MTV appearance.
Hilary Duff — Now
The 27-year-old actress married hockey player Mike Comrie in August 2010, but they are currently separated. Son Luca was born in March 2012. But to some of us, she'll forever be Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire.
Selena Gomez — Then
What a baby face! An adorable Gomez had more of a rocker image going in the early days.
Selena Gomez — Now
Since her time on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place Gomez has successfully walked the line between sexy and girly. The 22-year-old may or may not be still dating Justin Bieber.
Demi Lovato — Then
When Lovato was 17 she dated Joe Jonas whom she also called her "best friend."
Demi Lovato — Now
Before she was a X Factor judge, the Camp Rock and Sunny With a Chance star reached #1 on Billboard Pop Songs chart with her hit dance pop single "Give Your Heart a Break."
Zac Efron — Then
From his Arroyo Grande school year book. Look at those teeth!
Zac Efron — Now
A staring role in High School Musical elevated Efron to teen idol status. He's continued to expand on that role, starring in films like Neighbors and That Awkward Moment.
Dyland and Cole Sprouse — Then
Dylan and Cole flash their famous smiles at a book signing during the The Suite Life of Zack and Cody years.
Dyland and Cole Sprouse — Now
The Sprouse twins headlined The Suite Life as preteens. Today the twins are undergrads at New York University.
Jonas Brothers — Then
Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas rose to popularity after Camp Rock back in 2008.
Jonas Brothers — Now
The brothers have since broken up as a band, they remain close but have decided to take on different personal endeavors.
Images via Pacific Coast News; Sprouse brothers via Flickr
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