TikTok is a must-visit place for some of the internet’s most viral challenges, from incredible glow-ups to cooking trends like making a baked feta pasta, and pet-related challenges like “Please Don’t Go.” So no wonder there’s an entire new challenge topping the trending lists every couple of weeks.

This time, TikTok users are going crazy for the “How hard did puberty hit you?” trend that challenges people to use two pictures only that show how much bois and gurls have changed since their careless childhood days.

From badass style transformations to embracing their new identities and letting their confidence shine from within, these are some great examples of self-acceptance and self-love. Both of which we should never rob ourselves of.

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Jody Brown
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3 months ago

How can that be the same person?

JuJu
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3 months ago

Hard work

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Aria Whitaker
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3 months ago

Wow...I REALLY thought that was Jason Momoa!! What an incredible glow-up!

magnadar
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3 months ago

The long hair makes it so much better :)

Karri Berkowitz
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3 months ago

Yeah... it's totally the hair lol

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Janine B.
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3 months ago

Well done. I'm glad he's healthy now.

Watching
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3 months ago

DAMN.

Ed Gebander
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3 months ago

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TRUMP 2024

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Watching
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3 months ago

Go away you nasty old man. Trump trash time is over.

Paul O'Connor
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3 months ago

I like hippies.

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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3 months ago

Puberty hit like a bullet train!

Vicky Z
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3 months ago

Wow really sexy

Silvia John
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3 weeks ago

A mix between Jason Momoa and Chris Hemsworth. I like that ;-)

Noel Benavente
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3 weeks ago

So Khal Drogo and John Snow did have a son... interesting.

Signe Manat Hansen
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3 weeks ago

Well hello

Ben Press
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3 weeks ago

Bullshit

Evie Grove
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1 month ago

That looks fake.

TheCarmBeforeTheStorm
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3 months ago

Lies

AndersM
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3 months ago

Jason Momoa?

Janetinabasket
Community Member
3 months ago

I found an issue of Skin Deep on Amazon with this picture. That's Kevin Creekman! I thought for sure it was Pitt or Hemsworth.

Ann McNeil
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3 months ago

I thought it was Jason Momoa, but the tattoos don't match- if this is actually the same person, that's amazing!

Lisa Pockat Bork
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3 months ago

If you look closely you can recognize Kevin's eyes. What a change!

Sharon Heim
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3 months ago

Wowza!!!

Poppy Pothead
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3 months ago

Hwhat?

Bobby Mcgee Crowder
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3 months ago

Well helllerrr

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
3 months ago

WHOA!

Mary Hilton
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3 months ago

Chubby boys have better bodybuilding results than skinny boys. Fact. It's easier to turn fat into muscle than it is to put bulk on a bonerack.

panda_legerdemain
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3 months ago

😱

Ocean
Community Member
3 months ago

broo that looks edited!

Justina Palinavičiūtė
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3 months ago

https://www.tiktok.com/@kevincreekman/video/6967002693885840645?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

Driftwood1250
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3 months ago

2nd pic looks like Brad Pitt

Linda Christian
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3 months ago (edited)

Resembles Brad Pitt

Sue Rogers
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3 months ago

WHAT???

Mary Hurst
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3 months ago

The guy on the right looks like one of the Hemsworth brothers!

Allison Woodfill
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3 months ago

O…….M…….G……

Amanda Hunter
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3 months ago

His skin turned dark?

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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3 months ago

Jason Momoa is that you

Rachel Hamrick
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3 months ago

Not believing this.

LJ williams
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3 months ago

Wow

Johanne Trudeau
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3 months ago

If it's the same guy...WOW!!!!

Bambi_da1andonly
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3 months ago

Epic

madeleine f
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3 months ago

Amazing transformation.

Kitti B.
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3 months ago

oh, hello handsome. *_*

Tracy Wallick
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3 months ago

Sweet baby jesus

Efi Karafotia
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3 months ago

No way

E@ ~•~
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3 months ago

Daaaaaammmmnnnn!

ALittleKnownGoddess
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3 months ago

day-um

Suzy the observer
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3 months ago

Holy everything!!

MagNat
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3 months ago

JASON MOMOA.

Alda Moreira
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3 months ago

Nope https://www.instagram.com/thecreekman/?hl=pt

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zoumerela
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3 months ago (edited)

You have got to be kidding! The new version of him is as hot as it gets.

Atomic Annie 52
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3 months ago

I'd totally make out with him

Ed Gebander
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3 months ago

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I don’t think he likes clowns

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Debi Blackshaw
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3 months ago

oh my from cute to WOW, just wow...

あんぱんまん
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3 months ago

thats one of the best glow ups ive seen

Andrew Sh
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3 months ago

This is not Christopher "Chris" Hemsworth?)

Veria Robinson
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3 months ago

Damn 😍😍

Morgan
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3 months ago

Yummy

backatya
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3 months ago

he looks terrible with all those tats

Stephanie Keith
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3 months ago

Good thing he doesn't care what you think. Nor do any of us. Smh.

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Viki Banaszak
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3 months ago

Wow! This must be a new record. Puberty gave him a full body of tatoo's!

Crystal Pearson
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3 months ago

This is not same person

Tania Dubodiel
Community Member
3 months ago

Google Kevin Creekman. He documented his weight loss.

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Debbie Allen
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3 months ago

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Face shape is all wrong for that to be the same person.

Tania Dubodiel
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3 months ago

Check your eyesight. The face features are exactly the same.

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Marilyn Ransberry
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3 months ago

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Doubt it is the same person - hair colour, skin colour if nothing else.

Tania Dubodiel
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3 months ago (edited)

Kevin Creekman. He documented his weight loss journey.

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Diana Jonkman
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3 months ago

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It's not the same person.

Yassine Voinchet
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3 months ago

It is. His name is Jason Creekman and he was actually overweight before, this is him on the left as well.

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Laura
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3 months ago

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this is soooo blatantly false - google 'jason momoa teenager' and you will that this is fake

Alda Moreira
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3 months ago

It's not Jason Momoa...https://www.instagram.com/thecreekman/?hl=pt

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Vic 404
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I guess someone found my black ink marker.

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Dingo Person
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3 months ago

Oooh daaamn she lookin fine as hell well done

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JustAnotherPersonOnBoredPanda
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3 months ago

Well done.

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The new “How hard did puberty hit you?” challenge is a spinoff of another widely popular TikTok trend where people share their transformations, also known as glow-ups. The hashtag #glowup on Instagram produces more than 4 million search results, and the same hashtag has over 14.7 billion views on TikTok.

Not only are there 10-year glow-up challenges, there is also an entire genre of YouTube videos dedicated to the “24-hour glow-up challenge.” In these videos, people challenge themselves to become prettier, or to glow up, within the period of one day.

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Lisa Simpson
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3 months ago

Handsome!

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Dispatcherqueen
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3 months ago

So glad you['re well now

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Jody Brown
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3 months ago

Beautiful!

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But as with many popular things on the internet, the trend hasn't gone without some criticism. Some claim that the internet’s obsession with dramatic physical changes does more harm than good. On the other hand, there’s a truly inspirational side to the glow-up videos. Gender transitioning or coming out can be daunting experiences for anyone, but looking at how far you’ve come and how much you’ve accomplished can be liberating for many LGBTQ youth. Such TikTok videos reflect a more profound kind of transformation and the sense of liberation that show that any glow-up, no matter what, is possible and that you’re all worth it.

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Nicky
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3 months ago

Both are cute!

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Bert Kranenburg
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3 months ago

Just WOW !!!!

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Sowieso
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3 months ago

nothing wrong with the first pic either if you ask me!

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Bored Panda reached out to social media influencer Nina Lin, with a solid fanbase of 2.3M followers and 79.5k likes in total. Nina shared her puberty glow-up video featuring two pics of her incredible transformation on TikTok, which went viral.

“I got into TikTok because my friends wanted me to start posting, they have always been on me about blowing up and always kept saying that people need to see this stuff, because I do the dumbest things,” she recounted.“I used to hate TikTok,” Nina said as she honestly didn’t expect her video to blow up as “everything just happened so fast.”

To everyone else and those who struggle about their identity and finding inner confidence, Nina said that “all I have to say is nobody heckin' cares, so why do you? Everyone is too busy focusing on their insecurity, so do you have to be too?” Nina believes that it takes more courage to be yourself than to be “liked” by everyone. “They DON’T pay your bills,” she added.

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Nicky
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3 months ago

Wow!

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Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Is this the same kid? If so, dark hair was definitely the way to go. Good choice.

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Jody Brown
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3 months ago

Spectacular transformation!

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Sarcastic Cow
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3 months ago

That shirt is from his previous wardrobe?

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3 months ago

Wow!!!

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Annabelle
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3 months ago

First one is also cute. She just learned how to pose

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Noname
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3 months ago

This guy looks like that he 'Benjamin buttoned' to puberty.

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HellCat
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3 months ago

Striking eye color!

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HellCat
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3 months ago

Oh my God, she is gorgeous! I want to draw her! She reminds me of Zoe Kravitz and Tia Dalma.

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Collette Johnson
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3 months ago

Very pretty in both picks x

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Lisa Shelton
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3 months ago

The second one looks like they are the star of a 90's coming-of-age story

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Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

Normal kid to romantic poet.

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K Killian
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3 months ago

To Miss Frankfurter, I'm close with a former Miss Nevada and I've got to tell you, there is not a single thing about her that's fake. She's had no work done, loves her time in the sun, she's beautiful inside and out, she's kind and genuine, she's a hard worker, she's incredibly talented, and she's overcome some struggles that I can't begin to image tackling. In short, she's a real-life human being. Maybe we shouldn't paint everyone with such a broad brush?

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3 months ago

So pretty!!!!

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Anonymousplease
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3 months ago

I know that this is about the glow up, but I love her shirt in the second d pic!

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Nicola Dimigen
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3 months ago

Puberty also gave her confidence. I skill I don't posses, which is why I talk to people to on the internet because I don't have to see them face to face, and I can't talk to people.

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JuJu
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3 months ago

Puberty or filters?

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Just a girl with a brain
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3 months ago

I’m so jealous how is everyone so good at eyeliner 😫

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Just a girl with a brain
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3 months ago

I love the purple hair!

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Veria Robinson
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3 months ago

sexy dark vibe

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Kate
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3 months ago

Maybe we don't include glow-ups from groomers, Bored Panda? (for anyone wondering, Zoe Laverne at 19 got into a relationship with a 13 year old fan and only stopped because the fan's mom finally found out and intervened; Laverne saw nothing wrong with it and made it out to be both their responsibility, even though she was 19 and he was a child.)

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