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See How The Cast Of "Popular" Have Changed Since 1999

"I'm just tired of being compared".

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This was the theme song for the first series...

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...and this was the new one for the second season. Sound familiar?

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This was the first TV project from Ryan Murphy.

He went on to create Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story and, of course, Glee. Similar to that show, Popular was set in a high school dominated by tensions between cool kids and the nerds.

It also featured a young, talented, likeable cast, many of whom are still familiar faces on TV today...

Ron Lester as Michael 'Sugar Daddy' Bernardino.

Where is he now? Lester also starred in the movie Varsity Blues, and dramatically changed his appearance by losing over 300lbs (over 21 stone) and having 17 surgeries to remove excess skin. According to his Twitter account, Lester's next project "is a radio show, 'Ron talking Shit with a Brit', so we'll be live in the US as well as England."

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