19 Celebrities Who Survived Their Awkward Phase There’s hope for us all. Ashley Perez BuzzFeed Staff posted about a year ago Follow 1. Strangely, seeing Rashida Jones in braces and a white turtleneck somehow makes life OK. Twitter: @iamrashidajones Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images 2. If anyone can rock an Abercrombie tee and choker necklace it’s Chace Crawford, but still… Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Jason Merritt / Getty Images 3. Amy Poehler as a “candy striper.” Brilliant. movieline.com Theo Wargo / Getty Images 4. Let it be known there was once a time when Eminem wore pink Alf shirts. Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images 5. JLo? More like JNo. Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images 6. Avril Lavigne wasn’t always a sk8er girl. Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Jason Merritt / Getty Images 7. You knew this was coming, but what you didn’t know is JT actually killed sexy before he brought it back. Getty Images / Getty Images Jason Merritt / Getty Images 8. Ke$ha, pre-dollar $ign. celebyearbookphotos.com Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Jemal Countess / Getty Images 9. Robert Pattinson’s most terrifying role was not as a vampire, but rather a teen model. robertpattinsonwho.com Larry Busacca / Getty Images 10. Apparently Zooey Deschanel has always been “adorkable.” Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Theo Wargo / Getty Images 11. I would love to see Ellen do a monologue about this outfit. Alice S. Hall / NBCU Photo Bank Jason Merritt / Getty Images 12. Adam Levine proves mastering sexiness takes time. Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images 13. Kerry Washington had the smolder down from an early age, though she’s glammed it up just a touch. theybf.com Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images 14. Even the world’s hottest hottie went through an awkward phase. moviestarspicture.com moviestarspicture.com Jason Merritt / Getty Images 15. Jennifer Garner as Steve Urkel. money.makoyskie.com Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images 16. Taylor Lautner finally hit his stride concerning his hair game. Toby Canham / Getty Images Summit Entertainment Joey Foley / Getty Images 17. You may not believe me, but this is young Minka Kelly. Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library John Shearer / Getty Images 18. I mean, if Tina Fey can roll with her awkward phase, so can we. Jason Kempin / Getty Images 19. Oh, Zac, thanks for growing up to be such man candy. allieiswired.com Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com! More ▾ Next On BuzzFeed celebrity › Someone Added A Bunch Of Fart Sounds To The Video For... Next On BuzzFeed celebrity › Can You Guess The Famous Bulge?