The bigger the frames, the wiser the individual! This is certainly true of Joe Manganiello, who wore glasses throughout his youth. He’s come a long way since being high school captain of his basketball team, having made his mark in Hollywood with roles in the original Spiderman movies and Magic Mike, as well as having a career-making role as a love interest of Sookie’s in HBO’s “True Blood.” Everyone knows that warewolves have no need for vision correction, so it’s no wonder Manganiello scrapped his glasses.
Lyndsy Fonseca, star on “The Young and The Restless,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and now Marvel’s “Agent Carter,” portrays a beauty on screen that all the boys love and admire. She kicks some butt, takes names and loves the freedom and convenience of wearing contact lenses. Obviously Lyndsy does not wear tinted contacts; we can see in this home photo from her early days she has always been a bright blue-eyed beauty since she was born. You don’t need to rely on genetics to get Fonseca’s electric eyes, though; try a pair of Air Optix Colors contact lenses for an alluring look you can change up whenever you like.
Kirk Hammett of Metallica
Heavy metal shredder Kirk Hammett kept his hair long and curly, but ditched the glasses after high school. After all, how many heavy metal rockers do you know who wear such colossal wire rims? We assume some frames would fly right off Hammet, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, during one of his high-enegry live performances. Who would have ever guessed such a serious-looking high school student would lead the music scene in tapping on fret board and creating the thrash metal genre?
Her eyes are clear on what seems most important during life’s journey. Whether she dons a pair of her favorite contact lenses or her old reliable glasses, Charlize is always a girl to watch! If you rock ocean-like irises like Ms. Theron, check out our eye shadow tips for blue eyes!
Charlize Theron may have had a monster-sized glasses in her youth, but it was her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film “Monster” that skyrocketed her career and won her an Academy Award! While few of us can achieve what Charlize has already accomplished, we marvel at her leadership in human rights issues. As a UN Messenger of Peace, the actress launched The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project to help African youth overcome HIV/AIDS. Her connection to Africa is a close one as she was born and raised in her younger years in South Africa.
Who is this hipster? We know him as Time magazine’s Man of the Year 1995, yet not everyone has always seen eye to eye with Newt Gingrich. In his youth, the former U.S. House Speaker matched his persona by wearing vintage black oversized frames. In full political disclosure, Gingrich prefers his contact lenses but sometimes opts back to wearing his eye glasses.
Even at a young age, Jared Followill had a rock-star smile. Followill was a straight “A” student and was the son of a preacher growing up. Of course, we all know him for his band Kings of Leon, in which he formed with his three brothers and his cousin. He has since scrapped his cumbersome frames for contacts, and a sleek pair of Ray Bans have become his eyewear of choice.
There is something chunky about this childhood photo of Ryan Seacrest and it is not just his out-of-date glasses. According to Seascrest’s own mother in an interview for a CBS Morning news segment, the popular television personality often traded the meal in his lunchbox for as many cupcakes as he could get his hands on in the school lunchroom. Of course, Seacrest has since lost his sweet tooth and opted to make his eye glasses obsolete by wearing contact lenses, but it’s clear stardom has always been in his eyes.
From awkward to attractive, these seven celebrities made a transformation throughout their careers to create their own confident style. Is it time for you to lose your glasses? From hydrating lenses like Acuvue Oasys to extended wear contacts like those from Biofinity, today’s options feature new materials that are both comfortable and technologically advanced to provide you with better vision. If you haven’t tried contact lenses in the last decade, make an appointment with your eye physician and make your own cosmetic transformation.