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    38 First Time Celebrity Red Carpet Appearances Vs. Their Very Last One That Show Some Major Transformations

    Because there's nothing like an awkward old red carpet photo.

    FYI, these pictures may not *technically* be their first red carpet appearance, but it was the first picture I could find that qualified! Enjoy.

    1. Emma Watson's first red carpet:

    harry potter
    Ferdaus Shamim / WireImage / Getty Images

    Emma Watson's last red carpet:

    little women
    Taylor Hill / WireImage / Getty Images

    2. Emma Stone's first red carpet:

    replay movie
    Mirek Towski / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    Emma Stone's last red carpet:

    netflix premiere
    Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images

    3. The Jonas Brothers' first red carpet:

    nickelodeon
    Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images

    The Jonas Brothers' last red carpet:

    cancer fundraiser
    Tibrina Hobson / WireImage / Getty Images

    4. Halle Berry's first red carpet:

    1993 PCA
    Ron Galella Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Halle Berry's last red carpet:

    tyler perry studios grand opening
    Prince Williams / WireImage / Getty Images

    5. Gabrielle Union's first red carpet:

    Chris Weeks / Getty Images

    Gabrielle Union's last red carpet:

    Essence event
    Leon Bennett / Getty Images

    6. Katy Perry's first red carpet:

    looks like a myspace party
    Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    Katy Perry's last red carpet:

    an event in australia
    Daniel Pockett / Getty Images

    7. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks's first red carpet:

    80s red carpet
    L. Cohen / WireImage / Getty Images

    Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's last red carpet:

    2020 oscars
    Rick Rowell / Getty Images

    8. Leonardo DiCaprio's first red carpet:

    basketball mtv event
    Ron Galella Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Leonardo DiCaprio's last red carpet:

    academy awards
    Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images

    9. Rihanna's first red carpet:

    baby riri
    Anthony Harvey — Pa Images / Getty Images

    Rihanna's last red carpet:

    savage fenty riri
    Kevin Mazur / Getty Images

    10. Jennifer Lopez's first red carpet:

    MTV awards
    Time & Life Pictures / The Life Picture Collection via Getty Images

    Jennifer Lopez's last red carpet:

    The inauguration
    Pool / Getty Images

    11. Justin Bieber's first red carpet:

    With Usher
    Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage / Getty Images

    Justin Bieber's last red carpet:

    With Hailey
    Jean-Baptiste Lacroix / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    12. Taylor Swift's first red carpet:

    CMT awards
    Frank Mullen / WireImage / Getty Images

    Taylor Swift's last red carpet:

    miss americana premiere
    Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

    13. Ryan Reynolds' first red carpet:

    2 Guys A Girl premiere
    Walter Mcbride / Getty Images

    Ryan Reynolds' last red carpet:

    6 Underground premiere
    Jason Mendez / WireImage / Getty Images

    14. Blake Lively's first red carpet:

    Kids Choice awards, i believe
    Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    Blake Lively's last red carpet:

    Michael Kors fashion show
    Gilbert Carrasquillo / GC Images / Getty Images

    15. Selena Gomez's first red carpet:

    Teen vogue
    Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    Selena Gomez's last red carpet:

    Dolittle premire
    Barcroft Media / Getty Images

    16. Brad Pitt's first red carpet:

    Ron Galella Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Brad Pitt's last red carpet:

    2020 oscars
    Barcroft Media / Getty Images

    17. Angela Bassett's first red carpet:

    Golden Globes
    Time & Life Pictures / The Life Picture Collection via Getty Images

    Angela Bassett's last red carpet:

    valentino paris fashion week
    Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

    18. Sandra Bullock's first red carpet:

    At some bar in california in the 90s
    Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Sandra Bullock's last red carpet:

    Golden Globes
    Steve Granitz / WireImage

    19. Idris Elba's first red carpet:

    Sopranos premiere
    Lawrence Lucier / Getty Images

    Idris Elba's last red carpet:

    Cats with Taylor Swift
    Bruce Glikas / Bruce Glikas / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    20. Ryan Gosling's first red carpet:

    Showtime original movie the believer in 2001
    Ron Galella Ltd. / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Ryan Gosling's last red carpet:

    2018
    Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images

    21. Zac Efron's first red carpet:

    he looks 12, i dont even know where it is
    Jeffrey Mayer / WireImage / Getty images

    Zac Efron's last red carpet:

    Tribeca Film Festival
    Pacific Press / Getty Images

    22. Barack and Michelle Obama's first red carpet:

    NAACP awards
    Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    Barack and Michelle Obama's last red carpet:

    The inauguration
    Jim Lo Scalzo / Getty Images

    23. Paris Hilton's first red carpet:

    Looks like motorola
    Steve.granitz / WireImage / Getty Images

    Paris Hilton's last red carpet:

    Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images

    24. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's first red carpet:

    The vmas
    New York Daily News Archive / Getty Images

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's last red carpet:

    Jumanji red carpet
    Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images

    25. Whoopi Goldberg's first red carpet:

    at the lyceum theatre after standup
    Tom Gates / Getty Images

    Whoopi Goldberg's last red carpet:

    National board of review
    Jamie Mccarthy / Getty Images

    26. Lady Gaga's first red carpet:

    the dylan george launch party
    Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    Lady Gaga's last red carpet:

    The inauguration
    Jonathan Ernst / Getty Images

    27. Ariana Grande's first red carpet:

    a planet hollywood
    Jim Spellman / WireImage / Getty Images

    Ariana Grande's last red carpet:

    The Grammys
    Steve Granitz / WireImage / Getty Images

    28. Khloé Kardashian's first red carpet:

    Absolut vodka
    Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    Khloé Kardashian's last red carpet:

    Arabian nights fashion launch
    Vivien Killilea / Getty Images

    29. Kim Kardashian West's first red carpet:

    the 7th anniversary for some bar
    Patrick McMullan / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

    Kim Kardashian West's last red carpet:

    vanity faire oscars party
    Karwai Tang / Getty Images

    30. Kendall and Kylie Jenner's first red carpet:

    2008 wango tango
    Noel Vasquez / Getty Images

    Kylie and Kendall Jenner's last red carpet:

    the 2019 met
    Mike Coppola / Getty Images

    31. Will Smith's first red carpet:

    1988 VMA
    Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Will Smith's last red carpet:

    Salute To Greatness gala
    Paras Griffin / Getty Images

    32. Jennifer Aniston's first red carpet:

    NBC red carpet
    Barry King / WireImage / Getty Images

    Jennifer Aniston's last red carpet:

    SAG awards
    Axelle / FilmMagic

    33. Zendaya's first red carpet:

    Disney
    David Livingston / Getty Images

    Zendaya's last red carpet:

    Bvlgari launch
    Steven Ferdman / Getty Images

    34. Sir Ian McKellen's first red carpet:

    On the street in the 70s
    Stuart Nicol / Getty Images

    Sir Ian McKellen's last red carpet:

    Star trek premiere with sir pat stewie
    David Parry — Pa Images / Getty Images

    35. Miley Cyrus's first red carpet:

    Disney
    Paul Hawthorne / Getty Images

    Miley Cyrus's last red carpet:

    Tom Ford fashion show
    Mike Coppola / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    36. Nicole Kidman's first red carpet:

    With Tom Cruise
    Ron Davis / Getty Images

    Nicole Kidman's last red carpet:

    SAG awards
    Axelle / FilmMagic / Getty Images

    37. Reese Witherspoon's first red carpet:

    Pleasentville red carpet
    Jim Smeal / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Reese Witherspoon's last red carpet:

    Vanity Fair Oscar party
    Toni Anne Barson / WireImage / Getty Images

    38. Meryl Streep's first red carpet:

    With her husband in the 70s
    Ron Galella / Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

    Meryl Streep's last red carpet:

    TIFF awards
    Tasos Katopodis / WireImage / Getty Images

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