Growing up these days, I feel like the teenagers totally miss the “ugly duckling phase.” Look at the Jenners for example, they were practically babies when we were introduced to them on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and then they were fashion mavens and a super model. Even kids who aren’t famous, with social media and YouTube tutorials they’re highlighting and contouring by 14 and know how to do their own hair extensions maybe even earlier than that. Well, I for one had no access to those things and many of these celebrities didn’t either.So the ugly duckling phase was in full effect. Lol.But that doesn’t mean theydidn’t catch up and grow into major hotties! First up, Kate Hudson. Baby pic is just a baby pic. A crying, drooling baby. But the after pic. HELLO BLONDE BOMBSHELL!

You know how candid pictures are. Well, I know how they are to me. Lol. I love them about 90% of the time. When you’re laughing with a friend or playing in your hair and someone captures your picture from across the room, it’s cute….until it’s not. When that cute candid smile isn’t so much of a smile and it’s you digging in your nose (or looking like you are), laughing too hard, a sneeze. All bad. But when it’s you, me, the average folk of the world, we have little to no worries but when you’re Ellen Degeneres (pictured above) laughing and standing next to your wife (Portia De Rossi) and it looks like you’re staring right down into Katy Perry’s boobs, it’s just odd like the rest of these AWKWARDLY TIMED PICS. Keep clicking to catch the rest.

Okay so you’re a celebrity. You have access to the best of the best. Stylists. Designer goods. Makeup artists on standby…so does that mean you should ALWAYS look perfect?…some may say yes; well I say NO! Yes, they’re rich (in some cases they aren’t) and famous, but first and foremost, they’re human. I’m just happy no one is taking pictures of me looking my worst and publishing them all over the internet. How would you feel?…but since the pics are up, there’s no one saying we can’t look at them. Lol. First up Lisa Rinna. Lisa has been in the business for years. She’s an actress who most recently transitioned to reality TV on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa is 52 years old…so yes the picture shows a few blotchy skin areas. And it’s VERY close up so it’s not the greatest. But for 52..rock it girl!

Nose job. Rhinoplasty. Altering the nose you were born with… Whatever you want to call it…being someone who has had a nose job, trust me not only do I know how much of a painful surgery it is, I also understand how much of a game changer a nose job is. My surgeon even said, “A nose job is one of the only surgeries that can immediately take you from a 5 to a 10 (knockout)in no time.” Lol. The thing with nose jobs though, when they say they’re game changers, they really are. It can be REALLY good or REALLY bad. And once it’s been done once, doing it over and over again makes it even worse. Let me start by saying I don’t think anyone “needs” a nose job. It’s cosmetic, but it can and will improve your looks IF done right. First up, Courtney Love. GREAT NOSE JOB!!! Courtney says, “I was an actress in the ’80s but, well, let’s just be real, I had a really big nose. That schnoz was not taking me anywhere but radio. “Yeah, I got my nose fixed…in six months, the whole world changed. It just happenedI was 20 when I did it.”

Celebrities who have aged horribly. “Horribly.” Let’s start by saying I understand that’s a tough word. I think this is such a complicated post because so many of the individuals on the list were once looked at as some of “the world’s most beautiful people.” In this case, overworking, lack of sleep, drugs, stress, accidents, etc. have played a major part in…let’s say…taking away from some of their beauty. First up, child star Lindsay Lohan. Even writing about her in this post makes me a little sad. I feel like I’ve grown up with her. That adorable little girl from “The Parent Trap,” WHAT HAS HAPPENED?? She’s had a few stints in rehab and her fair share of stresses, and on top of that, her bad hair, makeup and attitude don’t help the situation AT ALL.

23 year old singer/actress Selena Gomez went into a bit of a hibernation when she suddenly ended one of her tours. Speculations and the whispers started that she checked into a rehab facility, but in actuality, she had to take some time off for health reasons. She underwent chemotherapy for lupus, which is a very serious autoimmune disease. Selena said, “I was diagnosed with lupus, and Ive been through chemotherapy. Thats what my break was really about…I couldve had a stroke. I wanted so badly to say, You guys have no idea. Im in chemotherapy. Youre aholes. I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again. Here are some other celebrities you probably didn’t know were struggling with their own life threatening illnesses:

By now we’ve all seen the transformation of Kim Kardashian. She’s always been a beautiful girl, but over the years, she’s gone from pretty to A BOMBSHELL! Of course there are the plastic surgery rumors, but they haven’t been confirmed. What we have learned though are some of the ways she takes care of her skin. She’s done several interviews sharing the scoop and I’ve gathered up 15 tips for you if you want to get skin like hers… if you don’t mind breaking the bank.

Celebrities are known for inspiring all kinds of beauty trends, workout fads, dietary changes, etc, etc. The thing with coconut oil though is that I’m not sure this one is a trend that will come and go. In fact, it’s been something lots of women have been doing for years to help keep both their skin and hair vibrant. Maybe these 15 celebrities are helping to bring it to the light, which is good, especially for those of you who maybe hadn’t known about it…check it out:

Sometimes we forget about the twenty-somethings when talking about health and fitness. Most of the time, you’re at your lowest weight in your teenage years and then once you get into your 30’s, it’s all about how to look and feel like you’re in your 20’s…but what about when you’re actually IN that age range? Let me help you out with a few tips from some celebrities.

Celebrities and college majors. You may not think those two words go together, but here are 15 celebrities that are going to prove you wrong. Talent, beauty and brains do not have to be strangers to one another. First Up: Ashton Kutcher. This “70’s Show” hottie went to college and majored in Biochemical Engineering. But he ended up dropping out to pursue modeling. Looks like he made a good choice after all.