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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