Just about everyone goes through an awkward phase as a teenager. The gangly limbs, the acne, the braces. It's a time that many of us would like to forget, and the thought of posting photos of ourselves from this period online for the world to see is usually the last thing we'd ever think of doing.
But that's exactly what celebrities have been up to since Wednesday, and when you find out why, you'll realize that it's totally worth the humiliation.
On Wednesday, September 27, Stephen Colbert welcomed actor Nick Kroll to "The Late Show."
via: GettyDuring the typical talk show banter, the two came up with the hilariously genius idea to call on other celebrities to post photos of themselves from when they were 13 on Twitter under the hashtag #PuberMe. Seeing our favorite dreamboats looking as awkward as we were at that age? We're so in.
But the idea also has a heartwarming twist.
via: GettyFor every celebrity post, Stephen Colbert will donate money to Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. And Kroll will match the amount raised. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy these pics of a few of our favorite celebs looking a lot less dreamy and a lot more dweeby. It's for a good cause, after all!
First up is Stephen himself.
Nick Kroll asked me to post a pic of my awkward stage, but I never had one. So here's me lookin' cool as hell!… https://t.co/eQLngJQehC— Stephen Colbert (@Stephen Colbert)1506571757.0
Next was Kroll.
@StephenAtHome Thank you Stephen. In return, here's me trying to look like a tough guy because I hadn't yet hit… https://t.co/6LVPWHLUlb— nick kroll (@nick kroll)1506572586.0
Recognize this fresh-faced kid?That middle-parted hair just screams '90s. As do those round-rimmed glasses. ...and the faint hint of a mustache. Okay, we're just going to assume that this was taken in the '90s.
Jimmy Kimmel gifted the Internet with this beauty.
Hey @NickKroll & @StephenAtHome here’s a photo of me from earlier today #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief https://t.co/TELUdYH43d— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel)1506577353.0
Adam Richman offered this solid contribution.
Well @StephenAtHome & @nickkroll - I've done Stephen's show&Nick has spoofed mine.Does my Bar Mitzvah post count!… https://t.co/QxeFUajUuL— Adam Richman (@Adam Richman)1506573161.0
Next up is comedian Paul Scheer.This ladies man was clearly all ready for a night on the town when this picture was taken. He commented that his suit was "silk on silk" and was like "Cirque de Soleil camouflage". We couldn't agree more.
Sarah Silverman posted this amazing throwback pic.
Yo ma mensches @nickkroll & @StephenAtHome here's some sweet awkward #Puberme for #PuertoRicoRelief https://t.co/y4JrPr7ekf— Sarah Silverman (@Sarah Silverman)1506616650.0
Non-celebs also got in on posting puberty pics.Here's a brave young woman who knew how to rock those Peggy Hill glasses and feathered mullet like a pro. Is it just us, or did little girls in the '90s all look like old women?
This little darlin' is trying out all the trends in her middle school pic.
Here I am in all my 7th grade glory: Mullet ✔️ Frizzy Perm ✔️ Lavendar Eye Shadow ✔️ Hairy Eyebrows ✔️ #PuberMe Tho… https://t.co/l1MbAJh1hI— Laura (@Laura)1506573868.0
And lastly, this little man who was only trying to help out.
I decided to cut my own hair that morning #PuberMe https://t.co/NhLXf5zFew— Helbard Alkhassadeh (@Helbard Alkhassadeh)1506573680.0