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15 Teen Mag Covers That Perfectly Captured 2004

A lot has changed in 10 years.

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1. Guy Sebastian (Dolly, January 2004)

Guy Sebastian was fresh off Australian Idol and making stars come out of his hands, while Shannon "What About Me?" Noll got relegated to the back cover. Beau Brady (remember him?) was the "prince of TV" - AND shirtless, because luckily he didn't have the "ugly disease", which was apparently a thing.
Dolly

Guy Sebastian was fresh off Australian Idol and making stars come out of his hands, while Shannon "What About Me?" Noll got relegated to the back cover. Beau Brady (remember him?) was the "prince of TV" - AND shirtless, because luckily he didn't have the "ugly disease", which was apparently a thing.

2. Christina Aguilera (Dolly, February 2004)

Christina was in full dirrrty mode as XTina, people still wrote love letters and Kelly Rowland dished about being "raised" by the Knowles family.
Dolly

Christina was in full dirrrty mode as XTina, people still wrote love letters and Kelly Rowland dished about being "raised" by the Knowles family.

3. Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Girlfriend, February 2004)

Everyone's ultimate '00s OTP fronted "The Love Issue", which also revealed Guy Sebastian's lurve secrets and promised to teach everyone how to flirt AND love life.
Girlfriend

Everyone's ultimate '00s OTP fronted "The Love Issue", which also revealed Guy Sebastian's lurve secrets and promised to teach everyone how to flirt AND love life.

4. Kirsten Dunst (Girlfriend, March 2004)

Paul Walker was hot hot hot and everyone luvved Heath and it's actually really devastating now. Katie Holmes shared her style tips, which would probably make Suri Cruise laugh a lot. And some real girls shared some really heavy stories.
Girlfriend

Paul Walker was hot hot hot and everyone luvved Heath and it's actually really devastating now. Katie Holmes shared her style tips, which would probably make Suri Cruise laugh a lot. And some real girls shared some really heavy stories.

5. Guy Sebastian and Isabel Lucas (Dolly, April 2004)

Guy and Isabel were "homegrown hotties" who looked like the Australian flag had vomited all over them. And even if your parents called you fat you could still learn to love your body AND be even cooler.
Dolly

Guy and Isabel were "homegrown hotties" who looked like the Australian flag had vomited all over them. And even if your parents called you fat you could still learn to love your body AND be even cooler.

6. Britney Spears (Girlfriend, April 2004)

Britney had only just begun, the winner of Australian Idol was a guy named Levi, and Coldplay and John Mayer were considered "music's coolest".
Girlfriend

Britney had only just begun, the winner of Australian Idol was a guy named Levi, and Coldplay and John Mayer were considered "music's coolest".

7. Kate Bosworth, (Girlfriend, May 2004)

Pre-baby/marriage/divorce to Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom was in love with Kate Bosworth and that was important enough to be the month's main cover line. Shannon Noll warranted a "HOTTIE ALERT", and astrocising was a thing.
Girlfriend

Pre-baby/marriage/divorce to Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom was in love with Kate Bosworth and that was important enough to be the month's main cover line. Shannon Noll warranted a "HOTTIE ALERT", and astrocising was a thing.

8. P!nk (Dolly, May 2004)

P!nk was winning hearts in Australia already, and Dolly was dishing out life-changing advice with seven questions - and the ability to banish bad hair forever.
Dolly

P!nk was winning hearts in Australia already, and Dolly was dishing out life-changing advice with seven questions - and the ability to banish bad hair forever.

9. Paris Hilton (Dolly, June 2004)

Being "outta control" landed Paris Hilton this front cover, which also highlighted the importance of slut-shaming your friend. And apparently pets were being turned into clothes? OK.
Dolly

Being "outta control" landed Paris Hilton this front cover, which also highlighted the importance of slut-shaming your friend. And apparently pets were being turned into clothes? OK.

10. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Dolly, July 2004)

The Olsen twins' possible eating disorders were all anyone could talk about - that, and obesity.
Dolly

The Olsen twins' possible eating disorders were all anyone could talk about - that, and obesity.

11. Kirsten Dunst, (Dolly, August 2004)

Kirsten's second teen cover for the year framed her as "Spidey girl". Meanwhile being transgender warranted a "shock report", and you could find out if you were fat or just curvy on page 106.
Dolly

Kirsten's second teen cover for the year framed her as "Spidey girl". Meanwhile being transgender warranted a "shock report", and you could find out if you were fat or just curvy on page 106.

12. Hilary Duff (Dolly, September 2004)

While Hilary Duff talked her "body image pressure", Mary-Kate Olsen was at the centre of a "special anorexia report". There was also some freaky guy facts and a pin-up spesh, plus the magazine came with ~free spunky boy stickers~, which actually sound great.
Dolly

While Hilary Duff talked her "body image pressure", Mary-Kate Olsen was at the centre of a "special anorexia report". There was also some freaky guy facts and a pin-up spesh, plus the magazine came with ~free spunky boy stickers~, which actually sound great.

13. Gwen Stefani (Dolly, October 2004)

Gwen Stefani was looking hella good but confessed she used to be a dork, Video Hits was still totally a thing, and the real life read was about a girl being obese. But most importantly there were once again some delightful spunky stickers.
Dolly

Gwen Stefani was looking hella good but confessed she used to be a dork, Video Hits was still totally a thing, and the real life read was about a girl being obese. But most importantly there were once again some delightful spunky stickers.

14. Lindsay Lohan, (Dolly, November 2004)

This was peak Mean Girls-era Lindsay Lohan, and apparently her boobs merited a "those"? Body image was once again front and centre, a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth created "pin-up heaven" alongside Chad Michael Murray and Adam Brody, and this time the free stickers were all about Australian Idol.
Dolly

This was peak Mean Girls-era Lindsay Lohan, and apparently her boobs merited a "those"? Body image was once again front and centre, a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth created "pin-up heaven" alongside Chad Michael Murray and Adam Brody, and this time the free stickers were all about Australian Idol.

15. Mischa Barton (Girlfriend, November 2004)

Mischa Barton was "Miss Popularity" and it was plausible to date the guys from The OC, even if you weren't the girls from The OC. The secrets to boys' locker rooms were revealed, iPod Minis were the must-have prize and showing your butt crack was, like, SO 2003.
Girlfriend

Mischa Barton was "Miss Popularity" and it was plausible to date the guys from The OC, even if you weren't the girls from The OC. The secrets to boys' locker rooms were revealed, iPod Minis were the must-have prize and showing your butt crack was, like, SO 2003.

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