Some of you survived our teenage years without too much drama, but for most of us, it meant going through some rebellious phases, including, but not limited to an emo kid, indie, punk, gangster, etc.

We were pretty serious about it back then, trying to convince our parents that "it's not just a phase, this is who I am."And the whole act of rebellion usually stems from the young teens wanting to re-develop themselves from what they've been like in their childhood. In other words, to grow as a person by conquering some hard tasks and challenges. Sadly, these kinds of explorations often lead to real harm. Good thing that people change and the rebellion is in our past now. We're all grown up and serious, just as our parents wished we would become one day.

All that's left are pictures and plenty of life changes, so go ahead and share before and after photos of you as a teenage rebel vs. now!

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Me And My Girlfriend When We First Met Vs. Now. The Regretful Emo Phase

Me And My Girlfriend When We First Met Vs. Now. The Regretful Emo Phase

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't see why you would regret it. It's a phase and both of you had fun with it! :D

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Dog And Tina (1985 And 2015)

Dog And Tina (1985 And 2015)

Punks Tina Tarr and her partner Dog were pictured near the Cathedral in Peterborough when Tina was 18. The couple left the city in the 1990s and went travelling. They have twins, but are no longer together. Tina now lives in Dorset and makes willow products and hosts weaving workshops. Dog does hedge laying and gardening and lives in South West Wales. "I remember the photo being taken, it was a brilliant time. I had various styles of punk hair for quite a few years," said Tina. Dog added: "They were good times, I still had hair then".

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Ironcat_xox
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ohmygosh I absolutely love her hair in the first photo... ahh the 80's

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#3

These Are My Rebellious Siblings And I As Punk Teenagers, And This Is Us Now!

These Are My Rebellious Siblings And I As Punk Teenagers, And This Is Us Now!

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#4

Then I Was Studying To Become A Designer Listening To Brand New, Death Cab And Blink. Now I'm A Designer Listening To Brand New, Death Cab And Blink And Having My First Kid

Then I Was Studying To Become A Designer Listening To Brand New, Death Cab And Blink. Now I'm A Designer Listening To Brand New, Death Cab And Blink And Having My First Kid

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#5

I'm The Mom To A Neat 4-Year-Old, I'm Married, And I'm The Manager Of A Local Convenience Store. All Things I Told Myself At Fifteen That I'd Never Do. 15 And 25 Years Old

I'm The Mom To A Neat 4-Year-Old, I'm Married, And I'm The Manager Of A Local Convenience Store. All Things I Told Myself At Fifteen That I'd Never Do. 15 And 25 Years Old

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#6

I Became A Fireman, If I Talked To Myself 8 Years Ago And Said You Would Cut Your Hair And Become Part Of The Fire Department I Would've Never Believed Myself

I Became A Fireman, If I Talked To Myself 8 Years Ago And Said You Would Cut Your Hair And Become Part Of The Fire Department I Would've Never Believed Myself

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#7

After The Whole Emo Stuff I Went To A Videogame School, Learned To Code, And Now Am Working At An Awesome Startup. Definitely A Phase. But I Really Had Good Times. And Also Did Very Stupid Shit, Especially With Drugs

After The Whole Emo Stuff I Went To A Videogame School, Learned To Code, And Now Am Working At An Awesome Startup. Definitely A Phase. But I Really Had Good Times. And Also Did Very Stupid Shit, Especially With Drugs

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Jason H.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The way I look at it, as far as drugs and doing stupid shit, if it's just a phase and you make it out just fine, then hey...It's all good. I did my share of drugs and dumb/illegal things, and now that I'm 37 and a father,I look back and I'm glad I did all that stuff! Got it out of my system and had fun!

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#8

Emo. Goth. Emo. Emo. Marketing Consultant

Emo. Goth. Emo. Emo. Marketing Consultant

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Quant
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope you still emo on the weekends... cause those pics rock :)

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#9

I'm Still Listening To Brand New, Work As An Administrative Coordinator For A Fortune 500 Company And Up Until Now Never Noticed It Wasn't Really A Phase

I'm Still Listening To Brand New, Work As An Administrative Coordinator For A Fortune 500 Company And Up Until Now Never Noticed It Wasn't Really A Phase

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Sheila Dèsirée
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the poat I like the most. Congratulations! I work in international trade in a bank and I still have my pink hair. That's what I call attitude 😆

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#10

Before - Year 2005, My 18 Year Old Emo Self. After - Year 2015, I Am A Loving Father And Husband. What A Difference 10 Years Can Make

Before - Year 2005, My 18 Year Old Emo Self. After - Year 2015, I Am A Loving Father And Husband. What A Difference 10 Years Can Make

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IRefuseToBePoliticallyCorrect
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On the right, you look much younger and hair - much lighter, but head - still tilt.

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#11

Became An Infantryman For The US Army. Going To College, Studying International Security And Conflict Resolution

Became An Infantryman For The US Army. Going To College, Studying International Security And Conflict Resolution

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Sweep the Leg
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't even know this guy, but I feel really proud of him.

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#12

Hated Life, Wore Black, Insulted Anyone Who Listened To Britney Spears. Now I'm In My Second Year Of My PhD. And Also Love To Rock Out To Britney Spears

Hated Life, Wore Black, Insulted Anyone Who Listened To Britney Spears. Now I'm In My Second Year Of My PhD. And Also Love To Rock Out To Britney Spears

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, it's called growing up and we all go through it, you are very pretty in both photo's though :-)

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#13

I Was Super Scene/Emo As A Teenager But I Guess Being So Into Customizing My Myspace Profile Got Me Into Coding, Now A Full Time Web Developer And Mom To A 4-Year-Old

I Was Super Scene/Emo As A Teenager But I Guess Being So Into Customizing My Myspace Profile Got Me Into Coding, Now A Full Time Web Developer And Mom To A 4-Year-Old

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#14

This Was Me In My Emo Days, Green Hair And Everything. Now I Work A Corporate Job To Pay My Studies As A Web Developer And Designer. I Am A Part Time Tattooed Model, And Aspiring Actress

This Was Me In My Emo Days, Green Hair And Everything. Now I Work A Corporate Job To Pay My Studies As A Web Developer And Designer. I Am A Part Time Tattooed Model, And Aspiring Actress

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#15

Me When I Was 15/16 And Now: 21 Year Old And Working In Some Carpenter Job

Me When I Was 15/16 And Now: 21 Year Old And Working In Some Carpenter Job

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Fon Pawawet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From mcfly to pewdiepie:D (just kidding, you look awesome in both photos)

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#16

Early 2000s And Now. I'm In The US Military Now As An Mp. Specifically US Air Force

Early 2000s And Now. I'm In The US Military Now As An Mp. Specifically US Air Force

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#17

I’m A Tax Consultant At A Big-Four Accounting Firm

I’m A Tax Consultant At A Big-Four Accounting Firm

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#18

I'm A Special Education Teacher For High School Freshmen. I Teach Kids Like I Was How Not To Do The Things I Did. So Far, So Good. Me In 9th Grade. Me Teaching 9th Grade

I'm A Special Education Teacher For High School Freshmen. I Teach Kids Like I Was How Not To Do The Things I Did. So Far, So Good. Me In 9th Grade. Me Teaching 9th Grade

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Britta Niemann
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why, you looked pretty then. (You still do.)

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#19

I'm A Proper Grown Up Now, Working As A Trainer For The Bank, Buying My First Property, Paying The Mortgage. Still Feel Like A Filthy Wee Emo Though

I'm A Proper Grown Up Now, Working As A Trainer For The Bank, Buying My First Property, Paying The Mortgage. Still Feel Like A Filthy Wee Emo Though

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Kimi Mancera
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sony w810i! I grew up with that phone too! One of the best ones out there!

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#20

I Was The Overly Depressed Girl, Always Wearing Too Much Eyeliner. But Fast Forward To Getting The Right Treatment For My Clinical Depression, I Just Finished My Bachelors Degree

I Was The Overly Depressed Girl, Always Wearing Too Much Eyeliner. But Fast Forward To Getting The Right Treatment For My Clinical Depression, I Just Finished My Bachelors Degree

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#21

I Went From An Alcohol-Stealing Pseudo-Lesbian To A Bespoke Tailor

I Went From An Alcohol-Stealing Pseudo-Lesbian To A Bespoke Tailor

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#22

All That Hair And Makeup Practice Back Then Really Helped Me Become The Hairstylist And Makeup Artist That I Am Today

All That Hair And Makeup Practice Back Then Really Helped Me Become The Hairstylist And Makeup Artist That I Am Today

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#23

I’m Working Towards An Associates Degree In Mortuary Science

I’m Working Towards An Associates Degree In Mortuary Science

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#24

I Became The Police. I Also Now Send Couple Christmas Cards. 2007 And 2015

I Became The Police. I Also Now Send Couple Christmas Cards. 2007 And 2015

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#25

Emo To Heavy Metal Blogger. I Used To Listen To Billy Talent And Claim To Be A Struggling Writer Because It Sounded Cool. Now I Listen To Led Zeppelin And I Am A Struggling Writer

Emo To Heavy Metal Blogger. I Used To Listen To Billy Talent And Claim To Be A Struggling Writer Because It Sounded Cool. Now I Listen To Led Zeppelin And I Am A Struggling Writer

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#26

I'm Now 27, Started My Family Earlier This Year, Moving Into A House In 9 Days, And I'm Studying To Become A Laboratory Technologist

I'm Now 27, Started My Family Earlier This Year, Moving Into A House In 9 Days, And I'm Studying To Become A Laboratory Technologist

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#27

I Was Pretty Damn Weird In High School. Now I Work At Home Depot On The Night Shift Trying To Figure Out What To Do Now

I Was Pretty Damn Weird In High School. Now I Work At Home Depot On The Night Shift Trying To Figure Out What To Do Now

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#28

I Am Now A Lover Of Fashion As Well As A Government IT Analyst. I Don't Think My Music Taste Will Ever Change Though. I Still Listen To The Old Shit With The Addition Of Post Hardcore And Djent

I Am Now A Lover Of Fashion As Well As A Government IT Analyst. I Don't Think My Music Taste Will Ever Change Though. I Still Listen To The Old Shit With The Addition Of Post Hardcore And Djent

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#29

Not "Traditionally" Rebel But Still Threatening Ha Ha (Then And Now)

Not "Traditionally" Rebel But Still Threatening Ha Ha (Then And Now)

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even your attempt at youthful petulance cannot hide the light hearted beauty from within. I find you very attractive.

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#30

I Might Be Even More Rebel With My Clothing Now Than I Was Back Then. Not In This Picture Tho :)

I Might Be Even More Rebel With My Clothing Now Than I Was Back Then. Not In This Picture Tho :)

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#31

1985, While I Was In Art School And 2017, Successful Artist, Teacher, Mother. Still Me!

1985, While I Was In Art School And 2017, Successful Artist, Teacher, Mother. Still Me!

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Jasmin Sommervelle
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look like you stepped straight out of the breakfast club in the first pic

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#32

I’m A Mom To A Beautiful 3-Year-Old Girl, Working Full Time At A Children’s Hospital, And Going To Get My Paramedics License

I’m A Mom To A Beautiful 3-Year-Old Girl, Working Full Time At A Children’s Hospital, And Going To Get My Paramedics License

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JillVille Child Care
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such happy faces on the right! Good for you! Love your daughter's ringlets! Adorable!

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#33

Just Loved The Emo Look. Today Me Golfer, And Events Coordinator For The Golf Course I Live On

Just Loved The Emo Look. Today Me Golfer, And Events Coordinator For The Golf Course I Live On

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#34

Then: Wow Look How Cool I Am With My Hair Over My Eyes. Now: Girlfriend's Senior Prom. Much Cleaner Cut. Massive Transition

Then: Wow Look How Cool I Am With My Hair Over My Eyes. Now: Girlfriend's Senior Prom. Much Cleaner Cut. Massive Transition

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#35

Now I’m 20, And In My Second Year Of Vet School

Now I’m 20, And In My Second Year Of Vet School

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Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being a vet! Aw, was always one of my choices... but I didn't make it happen... still love and help animals as much as I can...can do more..

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#36

2007 Vs 2013: Wasn't That Much Of A Rebel But I Did Love My Skateboard! Still Listening To Rock Music Though. Maybe I'll Get A Longboard One Day. Or A New Fridge, Because Priorities

2007 Vs 2013: Wasn't That Much Of A Rebel But I Did Love My Skateboard! Still Listening To Rock Music Though. Maybe I'll Get A Longboard One Day. Or A New Fridge, Because Priorities

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#37

I Don't Regret Anything. It Was A Great Time. I Actually Miss My Red Hair.

I Don't Regret Anything. It Was A Great Time. I Actually Miss My Red Hair.

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#38

I’m Bartending Now Instead Of Working At Hot Topic, And Just Enjoying My Life In The Big Ol’ City Of Chicago

I’m Bartending Now Instead Of Working At Hot Topic, And Just Enjoying My Life In The Big Ol’ City Of Chicago

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Susanne Maenen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those years have done you well... so cute and confident!

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#39

10 Years Ago... Anyway Black Is Still My Happy Color.

10 Years Ago... Anyway Black Is Still My Happy Color.

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2008: Waitress/photographer Super Party Girl Living In Paris... 2016: Moved To The Netherlands, Bought A House, Engaged, After A Severe Depression Started My Own Pet Sitting Company, Owner Of 2 Dogs And 4 Cats. Still Do Tattoos And Concerts But Now Seated!

2008: Waitress/photographer Super Party Girl Living In Paris... 2016: Moved To The Netherlands, Bought A House, Engaged, After A Severe Depression Started My Own Pet Sitting Company, Owner Of 2 Dogs And 4 Cats. Still Do Tattoos And Concerts But Now Seated!

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Róisín Grasby
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's quite a journey. Well done on getting through tough times. I really do know how it feels.

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#41

2012 - 2017 I'm Glad It's Over. I Became Foxy Mom

2012 - 2017 I'm Glad It's Over. I Became Foxy Mom

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#42

Here I Am Doing A Seminar On Goals And Failure

Here I Am Doing A Seminar On Goals And Failure

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Tracey Martens
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did your pants split right after this?

#43

I was an emo kid at the age 15-17. Now I'm 26 Years Old. I Got A Masters Degree In Geography And A Job For My Local Government Working With GIS Analysis

I was an emo kid at the age 15-17. Now I'm 26 Years Old. I Got A Masters Degree In Geography And A Job For My Local Government Working With GIS Analysis

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Chocolate Lab
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your grown up picture reminds me of ed sherran

#44

I Still Feel Emo On The Inside And Secretly Listen To The Music, I Even Have Scars On My Wrist Still (No Real Problems) But I've Done A 180 And Am A Graphic Designer. 7 Years Ago And Now

I Still Feel Emo On The Inside And Secretly Listen To The Music, I Even Have Scars On My Wrist Still (No Real Problems) But I've Done A 180 And Am A Graphic Designer. 7 Years Ago And Now

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#45

This Is Me Before And After. Where Are The Emos Now?

This Is Me Before And After. Where Are The Emos Now?

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Roos
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You're absolutely stunning!

#46

Art Student Back In The Day, Now I'm A Care Assistant

Art Student Back In The Day, Now I'm A Care Assistant

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#47

09 Me And 2017 Me

09 Me And 2017 Me

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#48

Then (15) Being Bullied For My Looks, Now (23) Being Loved For My Looks.

Then (15) Being Bullied For My Looks, Now (23) Being Loved For My Looks.

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#49

10 Year Difference. That Horrid "Selfie Through A Mirror" Phase Along With Lots Of Striped Clothes And Chunky Belts

10 Year Difference. That Horrid "Selfie Through A Mirror" Phase Along With Lots Of Striped Clothes And Chunky Belts

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Susanne Maenen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Haha the striped clothes and chunky belts from the past, same same! Just like the little hints to the past by the rip in your jeans :)

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#50

2007 Vs 2017, Back In The Days Where Having Long Hair Was Cool

2007 Vs 2017, Back In The Days Where Having Long Hair Was Cool

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