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12/30/2013 AT 10:00 AM EST
had an awkward phase
. We have the photo proof.
Many "flawless" celebrities soldiered through an adolescence marked by lanky frames, unruly hair, rebellious teeth and questionable style choices. Just like us. Awkward Family Photos
helped unearth these stars' endearingly dorky pasts.
The results are not only hilarious
, but an ideal reminder that, as the new year starts, we are all capable of impressive transformations. (Looking for more awkward fun? Buy AFP's book here
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Glamour shots: Heavy on the hairspray ... a little hit and miss on the glamour.
2. Matthew Lewis
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Abraca-dapper! The actor who played Neville in the Harry Potter movies
is a true wizard at growing into his looks.
3. Adrian Grenier
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Grenier's middle school entourage evidently cared about two things: deep conditioner and dressing like cater waiters.
4. Chelsea Handler
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Leave the accessories, keep the attitude.
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"Mechanic" Cowell's greatest achievement? Fixing that facial hair.
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It's amazing what puberty and a few twinkly vampires can do for your look.
7. Joe Manganiello
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If you look closely, beyond Manganiello's game face, you can see the faint whispers of a mullet ready to party.
8. Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler
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star Gubler exhibits how the regal turtleneck has the power to boost or curb one's appeal. Use it wisely.
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