As the year is drawing to a close, people look back on it to gain some perspective and insight, but one viral internet challenge wants us to go even further. Known as the 10-Year Challenge, or the 2010 vs. 2020 Challenge, or even the Glow-Up Challenge, it has sent out a simple call to action: post a photo of yourself in 2010 next to a photo of yourself in 2020, caption it whatever you want, and that's it! Turns out, recapping the last decade was just what people needed—some are celebrating having dedicated such a substantial portion of their life to their dream job while others are simply showcasing how gracefully their pets have aged under their care. Continue scrolling and check out some of the cool photos that Bored Panda has collected from this fun challenge.

#1

2010 vs. 2020

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David K
Community Member
5 months ago

He is still as cute as he was 10 years ago.

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According to the Internet culture database 'Know Your Meme', the challenge started to take off in 2019, largely on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. At its core, this 'before and after' challenge is a wholesome, socially acceptable way to brag about how hot you used to be, how well you matured, or how hot you were, and how well you matured.

#2

2010 vs. 2020

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Kate
Community Member
5 months ago

That's a glow up :)

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Call it narcissistic, but I think self-love is important. We tend to be too hard on ourselves; we do it because we want to excel and be the best version of ourselves, all the time. However, this entails a lot of self-criticisms, and that inner voice that constantly tells us how we could've done things better can really hold us down. If the 10 Year challenge with its cool pictures silences it for some of us, so be it.

#3

2010 vs. 2020

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Joonscrab
Community Member
5 months ago

Woahh!! You look younger and happier!

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#4

2010 vs. 2020

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Magical.

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#5

2010 vs. 2020

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David K
Community Member
5 months ago

I adore people who just decide that they want to become something and they follow their dreams.

wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

She really loved photography... it's rare you find someone who is doing what they thought they would be doing when they were 10 years old

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

Darn, I never got to got to 15th grade...

Bex
Community Member
5 months ago

That's wonderful. Congratulations!

Daniele Ribolla
Community Member
5 months ago

nice gear too!!

Kim Lorton
Community Member
5 months ago

Way to go!

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
5 months ago

Sometimes life gets in the way

Duxall Inarow
Community Member
5 months ago

Your 5th grade self was prescient.

Malgorzata Margo
Community Member
5 months ago

your name means RAINBOW!

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#6

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Aria Whitaker
Community Member
5 months ago

Adorable name!

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#7

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David K
Community Member
5 months ago

That guy on the right. LMAO

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#8

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

You did indeed.

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#9

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HalfShelli
Community Member
5 months ago

Congrats!

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#10

2010 vs. 2020

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Paizleypie
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope, this was yesterday vs. today.

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#11

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Great looking parents made great looking kids.

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#12

2010 vs. 2020

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Nigel Rodgers
Community Member
5 months ago

The other Chrises lose hands down.

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#13

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Not so different. Both great looking.

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#14

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AALIYAH UMOREN
Community Member
5 months ago

justin bieber harcut

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#15

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

We will never speak of that haircut again.

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#16

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
5 months ago

Well done.

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#17

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
5 months ago

This challenge is excellent, I can really tell who's too young for me to gawk at.

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#18

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Robin DJW
Community Member
5 months ago

I see someone I'd like to know.

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#19

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Paizleypie
Community Member
5 months ago

Mature and handsome now.

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#20

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Kandigirl 1971
Community Member
5 months ago

A natural pose always wins

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#21

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s. vitkovitsky
Community Member
5 months ago

She growed up purdy.

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#22

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
5 months ago

are you a jedi now?

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#23

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Much richer.

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#24

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is she LMAOOOOO-ing?

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#25

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Aayse
Community Member
5 months ago

eyebrows look much much better

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#26

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HalfShelli
Community Member
5 months ago

Mom is smiling!

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#27

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80 Van
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoa, that’s a great painting!

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#28

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
5 months ago

Love the hair.

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#29

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Ziva Kravdahl
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! Different person!

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#30

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Juan Alcorta
Community Member
5 months ago

It´s Britney b***!

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#31

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HalfShelli
Community Member
5 months ago

That is the most beautiful lip color on you!

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#32

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Kim Lorton
Community Member
5 months ago

Love the curls and smile!

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#33

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s. vitkovitsky
Community Member
5 months ago

You sure are!

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#34

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Paizleypie
Community Member
5 months ago

You look like you came straight from the 70's, Nice!

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#35

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Kate
Community Member
5 months ago

Again. It's not a glow up if you started out pretty lol

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#36

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HalfShelli
Community Member
5 months ago

I love the freckles, both then and now!

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#37

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Kitten claws
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow that white/blond hair is so pretty!

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#38

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Sprinkled Donut
Community Member
5 months ago

You look happier now!

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#39

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
5 months ago

Awesome.

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#40

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M O'Connell
Community Member
5 months ago

Been there. There's nothing like growing up feeling judged by everyone all the time.

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#41

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s. vitkovitsky
Community Member
5 months ago

And looks like your hair auburned up!

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#42

2010 vs. 2020

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Ziva Kravdahl
Community Member
5 months ago

You look same! Even taste in shirts did not changed.

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#43

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Hayasahibaa
Community Member
5 months ago

For those who don't know, they are famous Indian actresses.

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#44

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s. vitkovitsky
Community Member
5 months ago

Kate Winslett, is that you??

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#45

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

So handsome.

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#46

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Luna
Community Member
5 months ago

Yaaas Queen! You look fabulous!

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#47

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CARRIEMAE MCKELVEY
Community Member
5 months ago

love it

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#48

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JessG
Community Member
5 months ago

I wish she wouldn’t use a filter

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#49

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Erin E
Community Member
5 months ago

She’s cute... but I think that’s the filter...

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Note: this post originally had 78 images. It’s been shortened to the top 49 images based on user votes.

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