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It’s Amazing What Time Can Do — 20 Everyday People Who Turned Into Total Babes

Most of us go through that awkward, often pimple-filled stage in life before time works its magic and we mature into adults who’ve finally grown into our features.

For some people, the change between adolescence and adulthood, though noticeable, isn’t particularly remarkable. They appear almost the same as their younger selves, just a bit older. Then there are the late bloomers who undergo incredible transformations from average-looking people to total knockouts in the span of a few years, just like these 20 “ugly ducklings” who shared their jaw-dropping before-and-after photos.

1. “16 to 20. What a difference 4 years make.”

"16 to 20. What a difference 4 years make."

Reddit / mrnanovideos1

2. “Early 20s to yesterday at 30.”

"Early 20s to yesterday at 30."

Reddit / 7fingersphil

3. “12 to 20. I promise I was always a girl.”

"12 to 20. I promise I was always a girl."

Reddit / GingerSnapplez

4. “14 to 26. I was so proud of that ‘mustache.'”

"14 to 26. I was so proud of that 'mustache.'"

Reddit / foggsville

5. “From Sundaes to Runways; I grew up quite a bit from 17 to 21.”

"From Sundaes to Runways; I grew up quite a bit from 17 to 21."

Reddit / jacobyflynn

6. “14-23. It’s been an awkward decade for me.”

"14-23. It’s been an awkward decade for me."

Reddit / cocoamilky

7. “They used to call me ‘pretty’ as a joke.”

"They used to call me 'pretty' as a joke."

Reddit /jessthechipper

8. “Grew into my chin…and my ears…and pretty much my whole face (12yo me vs. 22yo me).”

"Grew into my chin...and my ears...and pretty much my whole face (12yo me vs. 22yo me)."

Reddit / Brithoward

9. From 408 to 188 pounds in 25 months.

From 408 to 188 pounds in 25 months.

Reddit / eckitis

10. “Twenty years later…still need the big glasses!”

"Twenty years later...still need the big glasses!"

Reddit / MillerTime56

11. “I don’t even look like the same person anymore. 17-22.”

"I don't even look like the same person anymore. 17-22."

Reddit / SkrtMcgrt

12. “Four years between the photos. Used to really dislike how I looked but slowly and bit by bit I started to treat myself a lil nicer, didn’t realize the difference til I saw it like this.”

"Four years between the photos. Used to really dislike how I looked but slowly and bit by bit I started to treat myself a lil nicer, didn't realize the difference til I saw it like this."

Reddit / Khodg

13. “13 and 30. They used to make fun of me for coding. Now I get paid for it!”

"13 and 30. They used to make fun of me for coding. Now I get paid for it!"

Reddit / CodeSamurai

14. “What 10 years of makeup, self esteem, and effort can do to 2 ugly twins.”

"What 10 years of makeup, self esteem, and effort can do to 2 ugly twins."

Reddit / corgiboat1

15. “19 to 21.”

"19 to 21."

Reddit / MavrickOcean

16. “From 18 to 23. Who knew a jawline would be hidden under all of that?”

"From 18 to 23. Who knew a jawline would be hidden under all of that?"

Reddit / habaroa

17. “Lost the weight but damn I miss that hair.”

"Lost the weight but damn I miss that hair."

Reddit / dazofsmeg

18. “Lost 50kg (110lbs) in 18 months after a rugby injury, started rowing for my university, got my MSc in mathematics.”

"Lost 50kg (110lbs) in 18 months after a rugby injury, started rowing for my university, got my MSc in mathematics."

Reddit / Teddyzander

19. “16 to 23. I was a t-shirt, baggy jeans, and scowl face kind of girl. My mom saved a lot of beautiful clothing for me.”

"16 to 23. I was a t-shirt, baggy jeans, and scowl face kind of girl. My mom saved a lot of beautiful clothing for me."

Reddit / resetgo

20. “11-21… my dad used to call me ugly Betty, and I took it as a compliment.”

"11-21... my dad used to call me ugly Betty, and I took it as a compliment."

Reddit / Chief-_-Queef

(via Bored Panda)

Honestly, I wouldn’t have called any of these people “ugly” in their before pictures, but it’s pretty cool to see what time (and hard work) does for a person’s self-confidence.

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