It’s safe to say that every Nickelodeon show had a nerd in it. Yep, let’s face it — Josh Nichols (played by Josh Peck) in Drake & Josh wasn’t exactly the coolest kid in school. As much as we loved him, he definitely had his awkward moments! What about Ned Bigby in Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide?! Let’s not forget all the middle school tips and tricks he taught us back in the day. Well, thankfully, actor Devon Werkheiser is taking to TikTok and giving fans some pretty epic advice about adulthood.
“Well, yeah, I’m an adult now. So fans of the show, they’ve been reaching out. They’ve been saying, ‘Where’s Ned for adulthood?’ They’re saying, ‘I need tips for adulthood because I don’t know what I’m doing,'” Devon said in he video uploaded in January 2021. “And I get it. Life is hard. So I thought about it and I came up with something good.”
He continued, “So if you apply this, this will make your whole life better. The number one tip for surviving adulthood is … ” and then dropped his phone on the ground. Don’t worry, Nickelodeon fans, he has made more videos since then, and continues to serve up all the comedy. “Wow, TikTok. You guys are amazing. It warms my heart to read all these comments and get all these Ned’s Declassified love,” the former child star shared in a second video.
Over the years, Nickelodeon characters like Josh and Ned have proved time and time again that there’s nothing wrong with embracing your quirks, even if that comes at the expense of your social status — because being popular is totally overrated, are we right?! It turns out, some of your favorite Nickelodeon nerds grew up to be some major hotties in real life. We went ahead and rounded up a bunch of then-and-now photos of them all, so prepare to be shook over their complete transformations!
Wow, talk about a major glow up. We’d love to see them reprise their roles with these new looks. Thankfully, we’ll get a chance to see Jerry Trainor all grown up on the upcoming iCarly reboot and, possibly, see Paul Butcher as Dustin Brooks once again. No Zoey 101 reunion has been confirmed per se, but the cast has dropped some major teasers over the years, so we’re remaining hopeful. Scroll through our gallery to uncover all of the nerdy Nickelodeon guys who grew up to be totally swoon-worthy!
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