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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1 week ago

How can that be the same person?

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Dingo Person
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1 week ago

Oooh daaamn she lookin fine as hell well done

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1 week 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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Dispatcherqueen
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1 week ago

So glad you['re well now

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Lisa Simpson
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1 week ago

Handsome!

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Jody Brown
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1 week 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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1 week ago

Both are cute!

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Bert Kranenburg
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1 week ago

Just WOW !!!!

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Sowieso
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1 week 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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1 week ago

Wow!

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Andy Acceber
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1 week 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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1 week ago

Spectacular transformation!

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Sarcastic Cow
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1 week ago

That shirt is from his previous wardrobe?

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Annabelle
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1 week ago

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

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Noname
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1 week ago

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

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HellCat
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1 week ago

Striking eye color!

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HellCat
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1 week 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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1 week ago

Very pretty in both picks x

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Lisa Shelton
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1 week 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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1 week ago

Normal kid to romantic poet.

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K Killian
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1 week 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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Anonymousplease
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1 week ago

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

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1 week ago

So pretty!!!!

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Nicola Dimigen
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1 week 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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1 week ago

Puberty or filters?

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Just a girl with a brain
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1 week 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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1 week ago

I love the purple hair!

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Veria Robinson
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1 week ago

sexy dark vibe

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Kate
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1 week 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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