Humans are a nostalgic animal. Unlike most other species, we have a sense of time, a sense of the future and of the past. It only makes sense that we would delight in reminiscing about days gone by, about former friends and lovers, terrible fashion choices, and fond memories. By searching the #ThrowBackThursday, #ThrowBack, and #TBT tags on Twitter and Instagram, it’s easy to find hundreds of throwback Thursday’s from celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Below are some of the best celebrity throwback Thursday pictures ever posted. They’re cute, they’re funny, and sometimes, they’re beautiful.
Clearly, Beyoncé—alternatively known as Sasha Fierce and Mrs. Carter—has always known how to strike a pose. In May 2014, she uploaded a throwback photo of herself as a child to Instagram. She couldn’t have been more than 10 years old when that picture was taken, yet she looks as fierce as a high fashion model on the catwalks of New York and Paris.
Beyoncé, as most know, was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and rose to fame as part of Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé expressed interest in music and dance from a young age, beating kids more than twice in a talent show at age 7.
As a teenager, Beyoncé entered Destiny’s Child, managed by her father, and in 2005 embarked on a solo career. Today, she is married to Brooklyn-born rapper Jay-Z (née Shawn Carter), with whom she has a little girl, Blue Ivy Carter.