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Disney Stars Then and Now — Who Has Changed the Most?

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 1 of 15
    Destiny and Vanessa Anne Hudgens attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "Over The Hedge"

    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 2 of 15
    Miley Cyrus at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

    This probably wasn't in Hannah Montana's closet. The 20-year old singer/actresses rocked a punk harlequin jumpsuit at the Billboard Music Awards. Since her Disney days she's experimented with everything from head shaving to being engaged to Liam Hemsworth. (At the moment, they're back on.)

  • Vanessa Hudgens — NOW 3 of 15
    Vanessa Hudgens attends the grand opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

    The same extra long waves, but with a bit more sass. Hudgens dated fellow Disney alum Zac Efron for YEARS. This Spring she did her best playing-against-type by staring in the racy film Spring Breakers.

  • Hilary Duff — THEN 4 of 15
    Hilary Duff arrives for "Total Request Live" in New York

    A lankier Duff wearing two tank tops and pointy heels en route to an MTV appearance. 

  • Hilary Duff — NOW 5 of 15
    Hilary Duff holds her very well-behaved son Luca for a haircut in Los Angeles

    The 25-year-old actress married hockey player Mike Comrie in August 2010. Son Luca was born in March 2012. But to some of us, she'll forever be Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire. 

  • Selena Gomez — THEN 6 of 15
    Selena Gomez attends the World Premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

    What a baby face! An adorable Gomez had more of a rocker image going in the early days. 

  • Selena Gomez — NOW 7 of 15
    Actress/singer Selena Gomez at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

    Since her time on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place Gomez has successfully walked the line between sexy and girly. The 20-year-old may or may not be still dating Justin Bieber. 

  • Demi Lovato — THEN 8 of 15
    Disney darling Demi Lovato wows the crowds at the 80th Hollywood Santa Parade

    When Lovato was 17 she dated Joe Jonas whom she also called her "best friend."

  • Demi Lovato — NOW 9 of 15
    Demi Lovato attends the 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2013 at The Home Depot Center in Carson

    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 10 of 15
    Teen heart throb Zac Efron from his Arroyo Grande school year books

    From his Arroyo Grande school year book. Look at those teeth!

  • Zac Efron –NOW 11 of 15
    Zac Efron attending "The Lucky One" UK premiere at the Chelsea Cinema on the King's Road in London

    A staring role in High School Musical elevated Efron to teen idol status. 

  • Dylan and Cole Sprouse — THEN 12 of 15

    Dyland and Cole flash their famous smiles at a book signing during the The Suite Life of Zack and Cody years. 

  • Dylan and Cole Sprouse — NOW 13 of 15
    Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse Visit Millions of Milkshakes in Culver City on November 13, 2010

    The Sprouse twins headlined The Suite Life as preteens. Today the 20-year-olds are undergrads at New York University. 

  • Jonas Brothers — THEN 14 of 15
    The Jonas Brothers in New York City

    Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas rose to popularity after Camp Rock back in 2008.

  • Jonas Brothers — NOW 15 of 15
    The Jonas Brothers seen arriving to the KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles

    Kevin is now married. Joe is dating a 29-year-old Swiss graphic designer. And Nick dated Selena Gomez and broke Miley's heart.


Images via Pacific Coast News; Sprouse brothers via Flickr

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