Before they were sexy, they were gawky. The super-attractive stars you see on television today weren’t exactly telegenic growing up. Some were just downright awkward while you wouldn’t give others a second glance. But boy did they turn out hot, from ugly ducklings to swans courting the limelight and the adoration of fans.
We’ve compiled a list of 15 child stars who grew up to be bangable adults. We’ve compared photos from their teen years to their current adult avatars. We’ll leave it to you to be the judge of how far they’ve come!
1. Shia LaBeouf
When he was in Even Stevens, Shia LaBeouf’s mass of curly hair and his cheeky grin made him sort of an oddball. In 2003’s Holes, we saw a slightly more mature Shia but the hair and goofiness remained. And then Disturbia and Transformers happened in 2007, and all of a sudden we were looking at a bona fide hot piece of meat with the acting skills to back up the good looks. With Fury, Lawless and Nymphomaniac, Shia has transformed into an intense and magnetic young man with the occasional idiosyncrasies that keep him in the news.