We all go through that terrible awkward stage. You know, the stage with the braces, the weird haircut and the clothes that don't fit right? Yeah, it's freaking terrible. But, just because celebrities are famous doesn't mean they get to skip this part of life. They all have had their nerdy moments whether it was in the spotlight or not.

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To be honest, some of the hottest stars in the biz today were totally nerdy a few years ago. For example, Jake Miller is a total smoke show now. Between his tan skin, the scruff on his face, his hair, his style and even his six pack abs – we're drooling just thinking about him if you couldn't tell already.

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But, he didn't always look this way. He was a total nerd back in the day. Ansel Elgort, Louis Tomlinson, and Josh Hutcherson are just a few more names to add this same list. We've rounded up photos of the guys from their childhood days and they are completely unrecognizable. To be honest, looking back at the old pics is giving us some serious nostalgia for the chubby cheek days.

But then again, these nerdy boys turning into hot men is all the more reason to leave that stage of their lives where it belongs – in the past!

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This story was originally published on July 1, 2014, and updated on June 30, 2017.

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