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From geek to chic!

By Ruth 66

Check out these funny pics of celebs before they grew up and met the Glam Squad! These girls started out like real life Ugly Betty's -- but look at 'em now!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck's School Yearbook Photo, and Today

Glasses, braces, AND awkward bangs. Back then, Elisabeth was rocking every cliché that nerd-dom had to offer. Best known now as one of the hosts of "The View," Elisabeth is also a proud wife, mother, author, and celiac. Her passion for running and her gluten-free diet just may be the secret to her makeover success and are revealed in her book, "Deliciously G-Free."

Rashida Jones, 8th grade in 1989, and Today

Who knew the studious daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton would turn into such a bombshell? This Harvard grad told "Playboy" in 2011 that she was a total square: "I came out of the womb reading books and thinking about my next project. I'm a born nerd." She also admitted, "In high school I never drank, I never smoked, I never smoked weed and I was in the math club." She has a string of hits under her belt now, like "Parks and Recreation," "The Office," "Boston Public," "The Social Network," and "Our Idiot Brother." 


Avril Lavigne, Sophomore High School Yearbook, 2000 and Today
Trading in her glasses and bob for heavy eyeliner and attitude, Avril burst onto the music scene in 2002 with hits like "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," possibly even inventing her own style—pop-punk tomboy? 

Beyoncé Knowles' School Yearbook Photo and Today

Back when this child of destiny still needed a last name, she was already on her way to being Irreplaceable—she's been singing since she was 7. Now, this wife of Jay-Z and mother to Blue Ivy is a single lady no more. Evolution seems to be the key to this music and fashion icon's success, with both her eclectic fashion lines Deréon and House of Deréon and her latest album, 4. 


Jennifer Garner's School Yearbook Photo and Today

Sure, this fresh-faced girl next door looks like the poster child of a Neutrogena spokesperson (and she is now), but who would think Miss Prim and Proper would become such a badass? (Hello, Alias!) Proof that you can have it all, this half of Bennifer uses her mixture of tough, funny, and sincere to give us hits like Daredevil, 13 Going on 30, Juno, and Arthur. 

Jennifer Lawrence, Eighth Grade Middle School Yearbook Photo and Today

We're guessing this athlete was more likely to be voted J.T. look-alike than future Oscar nominee. Best known for her role in Winter's Bone (and the hot red dress she wore to the Oscars), Jen has the ability to radiate both strength and sexy. Only 21 and already a household name, she can be seen later this month starring in The Hunger Games

Paula Abdul, Senior High School Yearbook Photo, 1980 and Today

Paula had fame down to a science from an early age, making the leap from Lakers cheerleader to pop sensation to reality-show judge.


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