8 Child Stars And What They Look Like Now

They're so grown up

From “Wizards of Waverly Place” to “Shake It Up” — our favorite TV shows basically made up our childhood. Just like we’ve grown up since then, so have our favorite stars! Here’s how much they’ve changed since gracing our television screens as adorable child stars.

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1. Zendaya

Zendaya first won over our hearts with her amazing role as Rocky Blue in the fan-favorite Disney Channel show, “Shake It Up.” Since then, Zendaya continues to slay in every possible way. She now stars in another Disney Channel show, “KC Undercover,” and she was even in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Zendaya is classy, elegant and a great role model to all of her fans.

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2. Bella Thorne

Another fellow “Shake It Up” star, Bella Thorne definitely shook things up with her look since her Disney days and she looks phenomenal! After starring as CeCe Jones in “Shake It Up,” Bella Thorne has tried out a variety of hair colors — from blue to hot pink. We think it’s so inspiring how she rocks her OOTDs with such confidence and she’s a total #QUEEN.


Red lips always lie 🌹🔥✨

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3. Madison Pettis

She was ‘America’s Angel’ in “Cory in the House.” Madison Pettis definitely established herself as one child star who is destined for an awe-inspiring and spectacular career in the entertainment world. Madison Pettis is a total mega-babe and she’s definitely our #WomanCrush every day.


the sweet life 😋

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4. Jake T. Austin

Hello, hottie! We totally admit that we had a major crush on Jake T. Austin when he was young in “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Years later, we’re still crushing hard on Jake T. Austin and could you blame us?! He’s a total heart-throb!



5. Dylan and Cole Sprouse

The Sprouse bros have been our baes since day 1. They were definitely everyone’s celeb crushes when they were on Disney, and that statement continues to be true today. Dylan and Cole Sprouse are the hottest twin brothers around. We’re obsessed with them, enough said.



6. Skai Jackson

The lovely Skai Jackson started off her career in the entertainment industry at a very young age and she amazed us all instantaneously with her incredible, acting skills. Now, we get to see Skai Jackson slay each and every red carpet event she attends. She always makes heads turn with her super chic and stylish outfits. Skai Jackson is a total fashion icon.



7. Victoria Justice

We’ve been a big fan of Victoria Justice ever since her “Zoey 101” days and we always enjoyed binge-watching all of the episodes of “Victorious.” It’s so amazing seeing the marvelous Victoria Justice grow up in all of her projects. She’s so talented, so brilliant and a beauty both inside and out.


Last night's look at the @harpersbazaarus soirée 💕

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8. China Anne McClain

We definitely loved watching “A.N.T. Farm” — it was one of our favorite TV shows. China Anne McClain is so admirable and outstanding. She’s a phenomenal actress and a gifted singer. We always love seeing China Anne McClain rock the red carpet with her fabulous outfits and she did such an excellent job in “Descendants 2,” which just recently premiered.


hopped out the whip like

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