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36 Regular People Who Neville Longbottomed And Made Puberty Their Bitch

No one likes talking about eighth grade for a reason.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to send us before-and-after pics of their glow-ups. Here are the insane results.

1. This guy who put away the hair gel:

"A glow-up INDEED."—aaronp4652dc0e5
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"A glow-up INDEED."

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2. This woman who still loves parrots:

"I still geek out over a damn parrot, 15 years later. Don't think I will ever get over the combo of a blue turtleneck and khaki pants. Man, I miss the early 2000s."—gretchenk4369f7578
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"I still geek out over a damn parrot, 15 years later. Don't think I will ever get over the combo of a blue turtleneck and khaki pants. Man, I miss the early 2000s."

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3. This woman with the world's most flawless skin:

"Thank you, puberty."—jadaw484e40c6e
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"Thank you, puberty."

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4. This woman who really loves goats:

"2009 vs. 2017. No more mullet, braces off, and better eyebrows. I still cry tears of joy when I get to feed goats, though."—somethingtangible
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"2009 vs. 2017. No more mullet, braces off, and better eyebrows. I still cry tears of joy when I get to feed goats, though."

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5. This absolute gem:

"We take family pictures every year, so I've got about 16 years' worth of these gems :))"—morganm478400610
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"We take family pictures every year, so I've got about 16 years' worth of these gems :))"

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6. This guy who totally Longbottomed:

"Longbottoming hard."—noell4fbed64ee
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"Longbottoming hard."

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7. This puppy transformation:

"Puberty was good to me."—alyssam438cd2989
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"Puberty was good to me."

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8. This inspiring before-and-after:

"Confidence changed me."—jenniferd42dbcd829
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"Confidence changed me."

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9. This woman who still loves hats:

 —maddieg4703ca369

10. This iconic glow-up:

"From ages 17 to 26."—nidasohailc
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"From ages 17 to 26."

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11. This woman who's so glad she's not in seventh grade anymore:

"Me, in all of my seventh-grade glory on the left."—sarrahs449c83db2
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"Me, in all of my seventh-grade glory on the left."

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12. This incredible metamorphosis:

—chandlerc4199db9cb

13. This woman with an A+ makeup game:

"Growing up, everyone used to call me 'Grand Canyon' because when I bit into a sandwich, my jagged teeth would make a mountain range. It 100% doesn't make sense, but it 100% traumatized me when I was little."—michellyg3
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"Growing up, everyone used to call me 'Grand Canyon' because when I bit into a sandwich, my jagged teeth would make a mountain range. It 100% doesn't make sense, but it 100% traumatized me when I was little."

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14. This guy who no longer "looks like a turtle:"

"I used to look like an actual turtle."—matthewr459f76a51
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"I used to look like an actual turtle."

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15. The woman who loves the new her:

"No comment."—ellenr4c996a536
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"No comment."

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16. This woman who kicked puberty's ass:

"Thankful for getting out of the awkward stage."—jennyk491e381c0
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"Thankful for getting out of the awkward stage."

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17. Another woman who really likes goats:

"The left picture was during my eighth-grade graduation trip, and the right picture was taken during the best day of my life when I met some baby goats."—cassidyp4647cb5ad
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"The left picture was during my eighth-grade graduation trip, and the right picture was taken during the best day of my life when I met some baby goats."

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18. This guy with a jawline that's so sharp, it can grate cheese:

"Fifteen years later."—shaunjamesb
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"Fifteen years later."

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19. This woman who turned sunflowers into a sunflower hat:

"No caption necessary."—ashleymeerkat
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"No caption necessary."

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20. This woman who needs to keep that old hairdo:

"I was 13 years old in the first pic and 23 in the second. I should probably wear my hair like that again, tbh."—nicholefrancois
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"I was 13 years old in the first pic and 23 in the second. I should probably wear my hair like that again, tbh."

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21. This husband who Longbottomed all the way to the bank:

"My husband Longbottomed HARD! ❤️ "—geenam4259838ab
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"My husband Longbottomed HARD! ❤️ "

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22. This woman with awesome rainbow hair:

"Me at 8 years old vs. me now, at 25 years old."—annakopsky
Instagram: @annacatkopsky

"Me at 8 years old vs. me now, at 25 years old."

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23. This woman who is really glad she graduated:

 —charisses2
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24. This woman who grew bunny ears:

"2007 vs. 2017. This glow-up was worth the wait."—rachele428b9cbd5
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"2007 vs. 2017. This glow-up was worth the wait."

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25. This woman who takes great pics:

"#blessed"—brittanyh43e302af6

26. This fierce wedding date:

—danaroshnie

27. This woman who traded butterfly clips for a flower in her hair:

"That's 9-year-old me, before braces and contacts. Those butterfly clips though..."—jessgain
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"That's 9-year-old me, before braces and contacts. Those butterfly clips though..."

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28. This woman who takes a killer selfie:

"Puberty and the knowledge of hair and makeup go a long way!"—alanngabbys
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"Puberty and the knowledge of hair and makeup go a long way!"

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29. This guy who's trying to give James Bond a run for his money:

"From sixth grade to age 24. The worst part was that in the black-and-white photo, you can't tell, but I was randomly holding a clarinet...?"—ianh4eb306dd0
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"From sixth grade to age 24. The worst part was that in the black-and-white photo, you can't tell, but I was randomly holding a clarinet...?"

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30. This woman who really loves balloons:

"The first photo is from eighth grade, and the second is from my 25th birthday. It's amazing what 10 years can do for you!"—jndoucette
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"The first photo is from eighth grade, and the second is from my 25th birthday. It's amazing what 10 years can do for you!"

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31. This woman who hit puberty and never looked back:

"Ten years older and one less chin."—alyssacook2
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"Ten years older and one less chin."

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32. This woman who knows how to wear red-and-white stripes:

"Seventh grade vs. high school graduate."—s46116b50b
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"Seventh grade vs. high school graduate."

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33. This iconic transformation:

"I went from an awkward middle schooler with overplucked eyebrows to this."—sydneym43808c20a
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"I went from an awkward middle schooler with overplucked eyebrows to this."

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34. This woman who still looks good in blue:

"Me in 2009 vs. me now. Thank god for braces and spray tans."—madeleinem445bbedcd
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"Me in 2009 vs. me now. Thank god for braces and spray tans."

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35. This guy who fell in love with fitness:

"I was 18 in that first pic and was ~just~ starting to hit puberty. Now I'm 26 and finally starting to like myself."—spenceralthouse
Instagram: @spenceralthouse

"I was 18 in that first pic and was ~just~ starting to hit puberty. Now I'm 26 and finally starting to like myself."

spenceralthouse

36. And this woman who will never take another dance photo again:

"Age 12 vs. age 22. I have a love-hate relationship with my old dance photo on the left."—swainsch
Instagram: @swainsch

"Age 12 vs. age 22. I have a love-hate relationship with my old dance photo on the left."

swainsch

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