Yearbooks are simultaneously one of the best and worst inventions ever. Whose idea was it to make a book out of a bunch of awkwardly staged photographs of teenagers along with their favorite quotes and one-liners about their future goals and career aspirations? The results are often more embarrassing than heartwarming. That said, my high school yearbook is one of my most cherished possessions, simply because of all of the messages my classmates and teachers wrote in the covers.
Below are the sometimes beautiful, sometimes cringe-worthy yearbook photos of eight celebrities.
Jennifer Lawrence is definitely America’s sweetheart. It’s hard not to love her—she’s talented, she’s beautiful, and she’s down-to-earth. And with a net worth of well over 30 million dollars, she’s also one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
J-Law gained fame in 2010 with Winter’s Bone, a movie about an impoverished family living in the Appalachian Mountains.
But she is better known to audiences for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise. Here she is pictured as a nerdy-looking adolescent. Who could have known that she would grow to be such a stunner?