Being a celebrity has its obvious perks. However, reaching celebrity status also comes with hoards of annoying fans, media scrutiny and, if you are really unlucky, the release of unattractive childhood photos. We were able to find seven celebrity snapshots that prove that some of our favorite stars could have used a pair of contacts in their awkward years.
1. Demi Moore
Let’s start this story with a childhood photo of actress Demi Moore. Chubby cheeks and copper oval glasses were adorable features to Demi’s own mom, but the glamourous star was wise to ditch her eyewear and trade up for a pair of contacts, much like her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher.
2. James Dean
The 1950s teen heart throb James Dean traded his somewhat geeky glasses high school persona for a cigarette smoking bad boy image upon the silver screen. Dean, an icon of disenchantment, is best known for his role in the 1955 classic “Rebel Without A Cause.” James Dean’s life was cut short in a tragic auto accident, but his image is still wildly popular – although typically without the eyewear.
3. Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is all grown up and appears much different today than in her young school girl days when she apparently loved bright oversize glasses and preferred bangs. The View‘s former commentator may have been wise to ditch her eye glass frames.
4. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
MTV star Snooki of The Jersey Shore looks so studious in this senior photo of her in glasses from Marlboro High School. Today, the brunette bombshell wouldn’t be caught dead in such eyewear. Contact lenses are the first of many enhancements the reality show celeb has undergone.
5. Kelly Osbourne
Whoa. Someone call the fashion police. Kelly Osborne, E!’s Fashion Police panelist and presenter would never have guessed back in grade school that this cute little snapshot of her as a child would get out in public. While Osborne still models glamorous glasses once in a while, the style icon looks beautiful in contact lenses. She has amazing hazel eyes, which you can copy with Air Optix Colors.
6. Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal wore a pair of thick-rimmed glasses as a little sprout. Just this fall Gyllenhaal wore a similar pair of horn-rimmed style sunglasses in the October movie release of “Nightcrawler.” Funny how the same frames keep coming back to him. The style gives the silver screen star a questionable look. We prefer Jake Gyllenhaal in contact lenses so we can look into his dreamy baby blue eyes.
7. Brad Pitt
Look what we dragged up from Brad Pitt’s middle school tennis archives! The man thought to be the most handsome in the world may have appreciated a pair of contacts back in the day. The truth is Pitt often still wears glasses instead of contacts.
From gawky to gorgeous, these seven celebrities transformed their looks using contact lenses to create their own style aura’s. How about you ? If you haven’t tried contact lenses in the last five years, consider calling for an appointment with your eye physician today. Contact lenses do require a doctor’s fitting and prescription. With all the new types of soft contacts on the market today, you are sure to find a pair that suits your style and your busy lifestyle.