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19 Celebrities Who Survived Their Awkward Phase

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1. Strangely, seeing Rashida Jones in braces and a white turtleneck somehow makes life OK.

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2. If anyone can rock an Abercrombie tee and choker necklace it’s Chace Crawford, but still…

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3. Amy Poehler as a “candy striper.” Brilliant.

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4. Let it be known there was once a time when Eminem wore pink Alf shirts.

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5. JLo? More like JNo.

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6. Avril Lavigne wasn’t always a sk8er girl.

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7. You knew this was coming, but what you didn’t know is JT actually killed sexy before he brought it back.

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8. Ke$ha, pre-dollar $ign.

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9. Robert Pattinson’s most terrifying role was not as a vampire, but rather a teen model.

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10. Apparently Zooey Deschanel has always been “adorkable.”

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11. I would love to see Ellen do a monologue about this outfit.

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12. Adam Levine proves mastering sexiness takes time.

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13. Kerry Washington had the smolder down from an early age, though she’s glammed it up just a touch.

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14. Even the world’s hottest hottie went through an awkward phase.

 

15. Jennifer Garner as Steve Urkel.

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16. Taylor Lautner finally hit his stride concerning his hair game.

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17. You may not believe me, but this is young Minka Kelly.

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18. I mean, if Tina Fey can roll with her awkward phase, so can we.

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19. Oh, Zac, thanks for growing up to be such man candy.

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