10 Celebrity Yearbook Photos You Need To See

By Alexis Joy, Dahlia Neeman

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We know this must be hard to believe, but there was a time when Beyonce had to cram for an Algebra test just like the rest of us. We’ve done some digging and found yearbook photos of our favorite celebs as a little reminder that some of the biggest stars’ beginnings look similar to ours (which makes us feel like we still have a fighting chance to become a 22-time Grammy winner).

1. Beyonce

Since Beyonce is, well, Beyonce, she of course looks like an actual goddess in her yearbook picture and not a frizzy awkward teen like most of us.

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2. Zac Efron

Can you imagine knowing Zac Efron in high school? Maybe he didn’t sing and dance in the hallways, but a gap toothed Zac sitting next to us in Chemistry is all we would need to get us through a lecture on covalent bonds. He was adorable then, but who knew he was on the cusp of a serious GLOW UP?!


3. Jennifer Lawrence

Before she was an Oscar winner that empowered young girls through her many roles, Jennifer Lawrence was taking flawless school photos, and we might just love her even more.


4. Austin Mahone

Looks like Austin Mahone was always a heartthrob, and it has us wondering what kind of student he used to be. Do you think he broke out into song during final exams like he did during his driving test?


5. Ashley Greene

Hello, beautiful! “Twilight” star Ashley Greene literally defines perfection in her yearbook picture. Looks like you don’t have to be a Cullan IRL to be flawless!


6. Taylor Lautner

Another “Twilight” star, our fave actor Taylor Lautner’s yearbook photo is giving some major throwback vibes to his “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” days.


7. Zendaya

Okay, we need to talk about Zendaya’s yearbook photo, which literally slays everything. Hair? Check. Makeup? Check. Glowing skin? Check. Her yearbook photo gives us life, and makes us wish we could retake ours (pls).

Senior portraits….I was so excited, I'm such a freakin dork😂

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8. Taylor Swift

We know, it’s weird to think that pop megastar Taylor Swift used to eat her lunch in a school cafeteria, but where do you think she met all the boys that inspired some of her earliest music?! The old Taylor Swift might be dead, but she definitely has a stunning yearbook photo.


9. Dylan O’Brien

Okay, let’s be real here: if Dylan O’Brien was in our class we would pretend we left our TI-84 at home just so that we could find a reason to talk to him (and hope he brought his because we still need to pass calculus, ya know?).


10. Ansel Elgort

A picture is worth a thousand words, and we don’t need to use any to explain just why we love this photo. Ansel was, and always will be, a classic heartthrob.


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