International Celebrities with Their Younger Selves are Pictured Together by the Magic of Photoshop

Before people became celebrities, they were ordinary people like you and me. Before Barack Obama became the US president, or before Lady Gaga became Lady Gaga, they were regular kids doing regular kids’ stuff. They weren’t burdened by the responsibilities that their older selves have. They only had problems with the everyday variety, like school or family life.

Ard Gelick thought of a brilliant way to highlight the myth of celebrity and the ordinary by juxtaposing famous people with their younger selves by using Photoshop. The results, as shown, are extraordinary.

Gelick had been doing this for a while. He made the “Then and Now” series ten years ago with his brother.

Due to technology being better than before, the results look realistic and fantastic.

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#1 Obama thinks that young Barack is cute.

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#4 Hermoine was pretty then. Emma is smoking hot now.

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#7 Jennifer Aniston has that pouty look down pat.

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#10 Julia Roberts still has that wide-eyed look.

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#13 Lady Gaga wasn’t all that gaga before.

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#16 Bruno Mars has that Elvis-like status now.

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#19 Mick looks so proper when he was still a kid.

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#22 Young Sly Stallone couldn’t even hurt a fly.

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#25 Janet was an athletic kid growing up.

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#28 Eminem didn’t have the gangster look before.

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#30 Drake was an uncool nerd as a kid.