We think it’s fair to say that celebrities are a big and never-dying topic, especially within a world full of social media. Changes are normal and even necessary for actors and singers who are always looking for something new. But sometimes the transformations famous people go through are so stunning that it’s really hard to recognize them in their old pics. An Instagram account called "_celebrities_before_after_" collects various celebrity pictures and does side-by-side comparisons.

With that being said, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kendall Jenner, and even Lady Gaga are just a few celebrities who will surprise you with their “then and now” pics placed side by side.

Some pictures of the said celebrities might surprise you while some look as if they never aged at all and stayed pretty much the same. Which “before and after” pic was your favorite, Pandas? Let us know down in the comments!

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#1

Zendaya

Zendaya

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Gelato Cat
Community Member
10 months ago

Different makeup, and puberty, that's it, still gorgeous

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Bored Panda has reached out to Rob Bierman, who has taken countless of pictures with celebrities from all corners of the entertainment business. Bierman met hundreds of celebrities and has taken pictures with some of them more than just one time. We thought it would be interesting to find out a little bit more about him and his line of work, given that he can provide actual comparisons on what he saw in real life and online when it came to famous people.

"My name is Rob Bierman, I am currently 31 years old and have been photographed with more celebrities than anyone known in the world. I have a wide variety of interests starting with animals, sports, television, music, and movies and I have photos with people from basically every genre of life so anyone who reads or flips through my book, 'Snap Shots', can find something that catches their interest."

#2

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

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Shay J
Community Member
10 months ago

Wish we would normalize natural again

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#3

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci

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Vicky Z
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

She is aging greatly and naturally and doesn't belong here! She makes me question my sexual orientation honestly

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His first meeting with a celebrity was at a quite young age as Brian recalls, "It was a Saturday and my father and I were wandering through a sports show in our home town of Houston. I was 6 years old at the time and my father noticed Muhammad Ali was sitting at a table signing autographs. The fans were allowed either 1 autograph or 1 photograph at the time, being young and not knowing any better I wanted the autograph but my father told me a picture is worth a million words and I ended up taking a picture with him.

That was the first picture my father took of me with someone famous. Before we knew it, we had 90 pictures with various celebrities and we strived for '100'... 100 simply turned to 500… and 500 quickly turned into '1,000' and we stopped calculating once we reached 1800 and then published a book."

#4

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Fillers and Botox (lips), Botox brows, cheek implants, frontal nose job, chin implant, SMAS facelift. Trying to hide her surgery for her sets up an unrealistic standard of beauty that isn’t naturally attainable.

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#5

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick

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Hilario Valdez
Community Member
10 months ago

Cuteness

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Brian has taken over 1800 pictures but he still remembers the two most important moments.

"My first picture was taken in 1997 and the last picture was taken in 2006 in the published book. Still, to this day, if I’m at a concert or a venue and pass by a celebrity I still take pictures with them, but I work so much and so hard now I don’t have time to do it 'full time.'"

#6

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

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Wendy
Community Member
10 months ago

She looks the same to me in both

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#7

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey

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Mitchell
Community Member
10 months ago

Nose job?

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His list of the celebrities he had met is quite long but he shares some of his favorites that he had taken pictures with.

"I don’t think there is a way to pinpoint a favorite photo cause there are so many phenomenal people I have met. Just to name a few, Michael Jordan, The Rock, Aerosmith, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Bush, Shaq and Kobe, Jimmy Carter, Beyoncé, Guns n Roses, and even the astronaut John Glenn."

#8

Rihanna

Rihanna

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Jade
Community Member
10 months ago

Why does rihanna look like she's gonna suck my soul 😭

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#9

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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Grant Barke
Community Member
10 months ago

I do like Scarlett.

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We were also curious as to what kind of people were the most challenging to get photographs with.

"I am very blessed that I was able to experience stuff as a young child that most people would never get to experience in a lifetime. I have been on NBA basketball courts, backstage at concerts, on tour buses, on TV, on radio shows, been to airports, night clubs, parking lots, book signing, space centers, rodeos, zoos, restaurants, and conventions, just to name a few.

Without a doubt the most challenging people to get photographs with are politicians. I have been to Republican and Democratic conventions and have had the White House send me a photo because personal cameras were not allowed."

#10

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

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Mitchell
Community Member
10 months ago

He’s just aged well

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#11

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
10 months ago

Beard does wonders for his face shape.

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Sometimes taking a picture with a certain person proved to be quite a challenge.

"The longest I have ever waited for a picture was 14 hours for Michael Jordan. I was dressed in Tar Heel blue and saw him when he left for practice, came back from practice. Went to the game and after, it was at that point he picked me and only me out of the crowd and told me that I could take a picture with him."

#12

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

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Biba Little
Community Member
10 months ago

They choose the bad photo of her, she used to be straight up gorgeous! I mean, she looks great now too, but the photo on the left does not do her justice.

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#13

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

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Gelato Cat
Community Member
10 months ago

Nose job, and a little bit of lip filler, other than that just the makeup and style

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Lastly out of all the photos that Rob took with celebrities we wanted to know which moment was his favorite.

"I was at a Astronaut convention, and all the men who traveled to the moon and back were there. Listening to them tell the stories firsthand was amazing. Being 8 or so years old, the astronauts had various packaged ice cream that they had as a snack in space. I remember Buzz Aldrin handed me a pack of astronaut ice cream and I was so excited until I tried it. Very chalky, hahaha, but cool experience."

#14

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

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Lara Verne
Community Member
10 months ago

Her nose is different.

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#15

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

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BusLady
Community Member
10 months ago

Her name fits her.She always looks happy and energetic.

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#16

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Aamna Shah
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Nah as opposed to the guy spamming the comments and disrespecting people who call out his ridiculous claims based on their ridiculous Youtuber idols, I have to say that Angelina doesn't seem to have much work done. In the left picture, she's a teen. In the right one she's a grown up woman whose lost the baby fat. All her facial features look the same. They're more defined now because she's lost a lot of weight in the last few years. While it's positive to acknowledge the prevalence of plastic surgery in Hollywood to maintain healthy beauty standards, it's extremely toxic to make assumptions about people just because they're beautiful and you insist on proving a naturally good looking person to be fake because you want to prove a point.

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#17

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
10 months ago

I never noticed how small her nose was before. I'm not trying to insult her looks or anything, that just caught my attention.

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#18

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

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Ekaterina S
Community Member
10 months ago

She just abandoned the bad 2000‘s makeup. Has she done any surgery?

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#19

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan

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Vicky Z
Community Member
10 months ago

Better eye shadow! Wow

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#20

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

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QueenRhye
Community Member
10 months ago

Terrible example!

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#21

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

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QueenRhye
Community Member
10 months ago

She looks like she's had everything done. She doesn't look the same at all.

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#22

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

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Hańka
Community Member
10 months ago

I prefer left photo... More beautiful with a natural nose.

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#23

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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Felice Coles
Community Member
10 months ago

What a ton of makeup will do...

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#24

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

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Felice Coles
Community Member
10 months ago

Learned the smoky eye technique to make her eye color pop.

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#25

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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La Kalypso
Community Member
10 months ago

The biggest difference between then and now is... freedom. (Patriarchy took another nice kick in the balls with this appalling situation being resolved.)

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#26

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy

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Gelato Cat
Community Member
10 months ago

Wearing makeup, better pose, and reshaped eyebrows (threaded/plucked into shape)

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#27

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

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I' Gomez & Morticia's kid
Community Member
10 months ago

She's somewhere same like b4

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#28

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

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Mitchell
Community Member
10 months ago

She had a cute nose, what happened to it?

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#29

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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BusLady
Community Member
10 months ago

She has a strong facial structure. Perfect for a model. She's just a girl in the first pic.

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#30

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

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Vicky Z
Community Member
10 months ago

That's the first one that makes me sad cause she was very very cute

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