These 'Ugly Ducklings' Underwent Ridiculous Transformations as They Grew Up | 22 Words

No one's at their best during their awkward teenage and pre-teen years, but sometimes the transformations are so insane that it's hard to believe we're looking at the same person.

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Here are thirty pics of people who went from "ugly ducklings" as kids to hotties as adults. It's really amazing to see how much people can change just by growing up! (Okay, working out and getting some new clothes doesn't hurt either.)

Puberty, thankfully, is just a phase.

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And baby fat goes away.

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Your body grows into itself, so lanky limbs and big ears often just fix themselves, thankfully.

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But don't underestimate the value of a good haircut and ditching some goofy glasses.

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Then there's the whole issue of confidence...

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Where do all those freckles go?

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This was just four years. It's amazing how fast these things happen.

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(Again...haircuts help.)

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See how it breaks down year-by-year in this amazing evolution.

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Hiding in a sweatshirt doesn't do anyone any favors, either.

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Did he just get out of a shower in the first pic?

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He kept the winning smile at least!

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Maybe people just look better when they're older?

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It doesn't help if you dress like Velma when you're 12!

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Acne affects almost everyone, and it's such a blessing to be rid of it.

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Fashion goes a long way, as does confidence in this pic.

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Sometimes, it's a gym membership (or just athletic activity).

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It's hard to believe this is the same person.

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A smile can make a huge difference, too!

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Again, you don't always want to shake that child-like smile!

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Haha! That pose on the left leaves lots of room for improvement.

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Dressing yourself can really help express who you are.

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Oh, and losing the orthodontic headgear is always a good move.

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Are you noticing any themes yet?

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Yeah, I would say this is an improvement.

To be fair, no one looks their best in yearbook photos.

That's him in front on the left picture.

Looks like he managed to get out from behind the desk and get active.