These 2009 vs 2019 Pics Are Both Inspiring And Enraging

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks without access to social media, you’ve probably seen the growing trending of “2009 vs 2019” pics, which involves people sharing a photo of themselves from 2009 next to a photo of them taken this year. The pictures range from hilarious and inspiring, to honestly, kind of depressing. Overall, it is amazing to see how much people can change (or do not change) over the span of 10 years.

Here are 30 examples of just how much of a difference a decade can make.

This insane lack of change

Seriously, how does this woman not age?! If I saw these two pics without any context I would think they were taken on the same day.

This anti-self tanner PSA

Let this be a lesson to all you self-tanner abusers out there. The next time you feel like reaching for a bottle of Jergens Natural Glow, I want these photos to snap you back into reality.

This rehabilitated scene kid


2009 vs 2019 I’ve come a long way pic.twitter.com/hovGtfk60o
— Jarrod Alonge (@JarrodAlonge) January 13, 2019
Put down the eyeliner and the teasing comb!
I honestly have no idea how he was able to achieve that hairdo, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed.

This stunning side-by-side

This woman somehow managed to look younger than she did ten years ago. It’s about time I realized that life isn’t fair.

This shocking before-and-after

Okay, we get it. You never had an awkward phase growing up. We’re all really impressed. (Seriously, these photos are gorgeous.)

Pharrell, the ageless vampire!

Ready to feel even worse about yourself? Pharrell is currently 45. I’m telling you, the man is a vampire.

This fine-looking fellow

Is it possible to acquire a cleft chin with age? Because that’s what this guy somehow managed to do. And I’ve got to say, he’s rocking it.

This new take on the trend

This woman chose to go more metaphorical with her 2009 vs 2019 pics. And honestly, I couldn’t relate to two photos more.

This hairy situation

This guy gained some flowing locks, a goatee and a whole lot of attitude in ten years. Touché, sir.

This cleaned-up “after” pic

Not only did he cut his hair, but he also took a very long shower in the ten years between these two pics. A “Lost Boy” no more!

Busy’s grown-up daughter

Check out Busy Philipps’s little mini-me! If I were her, I’d be pretty stoked about how little I’ve changed in 10 years.

This mirror image

Same expression, same hand gesture, same eyebrow piercing – this literally just looks like the same photo. What’s his secret?!

This cozy update

Do you remember mirror pics? This woman lost the early 2000’s hat and gained a way more comfortable position. Also, that cat eye is on point.

This epic beard gain

Let’s all stop what we’re doing for a minute and appreciate how far this man’s beard has come in the span of 10 years. It changes his entire face! *Swoon*

This boy-to-man transformation

It’s amazing what ten short years can go. This guy is unrecognizable to his former self!

This cleaned-up 2019 pic

This man should be seriously grateful that he found a hairdresser that could provide this type of hairdo transformation. He went from a scrubby, angsty teen to a grown-up (yet, still goofy) man.

This stylish upgrade

While this guy has clearly always had his own unique sense of style, he’s just rocking his new look in that 2019 pic. The glasses! The hair! The expression! It’s all working.

This grown-up gamer

This guy clearly graduated onto bigger and better things in the ten years between these pictures. See what I did there?

Lost a Snuggie, gained a dog!

Sure, he’s clearly less cozy now, but he’s got some cool tats and an adorable dog licking his face, so I think we can safely call this transformation a “win.”

Two beautiful babies later

Snooki has come a long, long way since her hard-partying Jersey Shore days. With two kids and one on the way, she’s radiating happiness in that second pic.

This defiance of nature

“I love aging!” said Leann Rimes in the caption of this pic. I don’t blame her! I’d love aging too if I literally didn’t age like some sort of living mannequin.

This “old man’s face.”

I think Kevin Hart is being too hard on his supposed “old man face.” He looks great in both pics! In fact, he looks exactly the same in both pics…

This stunning difference

“Glow down?” Um, I don’t think so. That 2019 pic is beyond gorgeous!

This hydrated hottie

This woman is clearly a big fan of beverages. At least her 2019 self has started making healthier choices when it comes to her go-to drinks.

This hair redemption

That 2009 hair is… Well, I have no words to describe. It’s almost otherworldly. But those 2019 pics? Flawless.

The epitome of a “glow-up!”


#2009vs2019
I have no words. pic.twitter.com/Vhz7us6wyO
— ??????? (@nameyajacobs) January 15, 2019
This woman is literally GLOWING in that second pic.
If only the adorably awkward kid on the left knew what awaited her 10 years later!

This confusing collage

This guy was clearly not having the best 2009. But his 2019 seems to be going much smoother, and I’m happy for him.

This hilarious throwback pic

Oh, Shane. I’m so glad to see that you’ve (hopefully) ditched the hair straightener forever.  

This ridiculous juxtaposition

This guy went from gangly kid to insanely stylish GQ model in the span of a decade. I’m pretty sure that this is the one and only time that a man was able to successfully rock a turtle neck.

This inspiring 10-year difference

Kevin Smith is now half the man he used to be. All you people out there with a 2019 resolution to finally get in shape, take note!