All of us have one or two embarrassing childhood photos that we would go to great lengths to hide away from the world. But these people decided to brave the cruel waters of the Internet and share some of the most cringe-worthy shots from their childhoods and youth days.


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Bored Panda has compiled a list of best throwback photographs for the ultimate cringe effect. From odd hairstyles and accessories to questionable fashion choices, the list contains each person's bump (or perhaps even a trainwreck) on the road of searching for identity. So check them out and don't forget to vote and comment on your favorites!

#1 My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

My Parents Weren’t Surprised When I Came Out

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Anouk 8 months ago

Love the title :)

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#2 My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

My Legs And Feet Hit Puberty Before The Rest Of Me

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Maud Gakes 8 months ago

OMFG Why does this has only 10 points??? This should be on the top!! This is amazing 😂😂

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#3 Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

Just A Girl On A Spring Communist Demonstration In Lviv, Ukraine, 1968

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Daria B 8 months ago

Don't mess with angry youth at demonstrations.

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#4 For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

For My 2nd Grade Photo I Vouched For The Satan's-Child-Lawyer Look

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Orsolya 8 months ago

Nailed it.

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#5 Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

Glamour Shot Blunder (7 Years Old)

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Lizard Queen 8 months ago

"Diane, twice divorced, just passed her real estate exam."

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#6 That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

That Time In The Early 90s When I Was 12 Going On 54

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stellermatt 8 months ago

in retrospect it's probably made you look like you've aged well?

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#7 In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

In 5th Grade I Was Worried I Would Blink And Mess Up My Year Book Photo

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stellermatt 8 months ago

well at least you didn't blink

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#8 I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

I Swear It's Not Square Anymore...

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stellermatt 8 months ago

a lego baby

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#9 When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

When You Look Over 40 But You're Actually 12

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Lizard Queen 8 months ago

Glamor Shots: shooting teens into late middle age since 1992.

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#10 My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

My Mum Advised Me Not To Leave The House Like This, Didn't Listen. That Hair!

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stellermatt 8 months ago

i saw your hair once on google earth

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