15 Beloved Stars From Our Childhood That We Would Not Recognize Today


We’ve all experienced the awkward transformations of teenage years. And when it comes to our favorite child stars, most of them have become unrecognizable today. They might have played leading roles in our beloved childhood shows, but today, the majority of these talents have decided to stay out of the spotlight. So we decided to take a trip down memory lane and make some comparisons to remind ourselves that time flies and nothing stays the same.

Impresionante believes that a little bit of nostalgia from time to time is good for the soul. Here are 15 child stars who look so different now yet are somehow still the same.

Aaron Carter released his debut studio album in 1997, at the age of 10.

Jake Thomas — Matt from Lizzie McGuire

Clayton Snyder — Ethan Craft from Lizzie McGuire

Kay Panabaker — Jamie Bartlett from Read It and Weep

Nicole Gale Anderson — Macy Misa from Jonas

Moises Arias — Rico Suave from Hannah Montana

Jennifer Stone — Harper Finkle from Wizards of Waverly Place

Raviv Ullman — Phil Diffy from Phil of the Future

Leah Pipes — Samantha from Pixel Perfect

Doug Brochu — Grady Mitchell from Sonny With a Chance

Anneliese van der Pol — Chelsea Daniels from That’s So Raven

Johnny Pacar — Danny Sinclair from Now You See It…

Meaghan Martin — Tess in Camp Rock

Mitchel Musso — Oliver Oken from Hannah Montana

Steven Anthony Lawrence — Beans from Even Stevens

Were you surprised by the transformations some of these child stars went through?

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