They may want you to think of them as always perfect, but believe or not all those celebs with their perfect hair and gleaming Hollywood smiles didn't always look like that. If the Fame school taught us anything, it's that fame costs and it don't come easy. But those that put in the work get the reward.
Be they those that grew up in the spotlight and changed before our eyes or arrived into it all ready and rearing to go, none of them started out that way. Here are our favourite celebs who've undergone the biggest transformations and gotten that glittering Hollywood look for themselves.
When Tom Cruise started out, he wasn't exactly the picture perfect movie star we all know today. By his own admission, Cruise's early look kept him away from the big roles that would go on to make him one of the biggest stars in the world, so it's only natural that, determined as he was to be successful, he would employ a little help in getting him there.
With the help of some veneers and a few short months of invisible braces such as Invisalign, Cruise turned his look around and went on to land roles in Risky Business and Top Gun, cementing his status as a true Hollywood star.
Long before Kanye was even on the radar, Kim K was making a name for herself on the red carpet as part of the Kardashian/Jenner clan that we know all too well today. Here's Kim back in the days when she was hanging out with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie (more on that in a minute) and while everything she's wearing probably still cost more than you make in a year, it's not exactly the picture of royalty that Kimye project now.
Lucky for Kim that phase didn't last, and with the help of some Invisaligns and some better fashion choices she's far more 'Break The Internet' and not just 'Break The Bank' than she was in her youth.
Apart from starting out with a completely different name (no one is ever going to become a celebrity superstar with the surname Tweedy now are they), Cheryl Fernandez-Versini first came to out attention on Popstars: The Rivals looking very different from the Cheryl we know today.
Apart from the bad moves and very '00s wardrobe choices, Cheryl had a smile that didn't exactly scream pop royalty. But with a little dental work, Cheryl went from girl-next-door to the owner of the award for 'Sexiest Woman In The World' and probably the best smile you will ever see on a human.
Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Fancy seeing an early photo of Nicole Richie? Of course you do.
Proof if anything that no one really gets through life without an awkward phase and horrible candid photos. When we first met Richie, she was sidekick to the much more famous Paris Hilton, and their escapades on The Simple Life brought them fame across the world as two of the most ultra-rich and ultra-bratty people that could possibly exist. This was the age of Von Dutch and Juicy Couture, and Richie rocked both to a horrifying degree. Yes, this was actually a trend in the recent past, and everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.
We think you'll agree that the Nicole we have now, the one that's a mother and fashion mogul has a lot more going for her than this 2004 version of herself.
We can all agree that Zac Efron was a cute kid when he started out as a Disney wunderkind with all his singing, acting and dancing in High School Musical. But before he could make his big break into the megastar ranks, Efron had to ditch the kid look and hone himself into being the heart throb he is today.
Zac had the problem of being an in-demand child actor, which made the option of getting traditional braces a no-go. But thanks to some trusty Invisaligns, Efron was able to keep working away at this career while his clear braces did the work on getting him that winning Hollywood smile. That, plus some beefing up along with more adult roles transformed him from mouse to movie star.
Go Wildcats (and dentistry)!
Some of Ireland's own who've benefited from a wave of the makeover wand include B*witched's Edele Lynch, Amanda Brunker, former Fair City star George McMahon and Miss Ireland's Rebecca Maguire and Jess Hayes, who all chose Clearbraces.ie as their provider for Invisalign treatment and got that Hollywood smile.
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