19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit

There are very few things in life that are more embarrassing than looking back at pictures of our pre-pubescent times. Weird hairstyles, faces covered in pimples, and dorky braces… sound familiar? And then suddenly, puberty works its magic and you end up evolving into a seemingly new person. Shocking indeed.

In honor of dramatic transformations, we at Bright Side made a compilation of 19 of the most astonishing bodily changes that happened in that awkward transition between childhood and adulthood.

1. “13 to 20. My mom gave me that haircut.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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2. “(13–25) Uhh, being nice on the inside, oh and getting new eyebrows, is the best advice I ever got.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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3. “I’m thankful braces exist (12 to 20).”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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4. “13–22. Got myself bigger glasses.”
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5. “12–21. Same backyard, same camera, but a genuine smile.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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6. “I was told this belongs here. 13–34”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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7. “16 vs 23. I had a bad time during all my school years, from elementary to college, until I reached my 20s.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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8. “My uncle called me a ‘Caveman’ growing up! Eventually figured out my hair situation. (10–19)”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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9. “13–21. Staying hydrated and eating matters.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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10. “Age 17–24, I was bullied a lot growing up.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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11. “16–30. Still a nerd tbh.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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12. “11 vs 28, lost that baby fat and learned how to smile.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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13. “2011–2018 (16 years old vs 24 years old)”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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14. “(13–19) same guy, just different tie”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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15. “14 to 22. Well done, puberty.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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16. “12–27. Lost a chin, but gained a smile”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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17. “16–22. The years in between these 2 were rough.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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18. “13 to 24. Got contacts, stopped brushing my hair, and found puberty.”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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19. “4 years later (16–20)”19 People Who Went From “Zero” to “Hero” When Puberty Hit
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Which of these before-and-after-puberty transformations do you find the most dramatic? Did you also experience a similar transition? Share any pics you may have in the comment section.