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1. ARMIE HAMMERarmie hammer

The brave Call Me by Your Name star alerted the world to his cringe-inducing middle school style via an Instagram throwback. “I blame Limp Bizkit for all my bad fashion choices in Jr. high… thanks @chiplightning for this excellent throwback. And yes, those board shorts I’m wearing are leopard print,” he captioned the pic, which also featured a sideways hat and a facial expression that we imagine was a tween Hammer’s attempt to look “tough.”

2. VAL CHMERKOVSKIYVAL CHMERKOVSKIY

The Dancing with the Stars pro made sure everyone knew he was big pimpin’ at a young age a move he now regrets. “We all make mistakes … but no mistake was greater than that of the 15yo me deciding to compose this fashion statement for my 10th grade yearbook picture,” he wrote on Instagram.

3. JOE MANGANIELLOJOE MANGANIELLO

This 1996 peroxide situation is simply traumatizing and don’t even get us started on that little patch under his lower lip. Even Manganiello’s True Blood costar Anna Paquin was rendered nearly speechless at the sight of his pre-millennium mistakes.

4. DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ JOHNSONthe rock

The actor described this as an “iconic and horrendous hot garbage of a pic” on Instagram. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And he servived awkward phases in his life. Let his very bold ’90s choices be a reminder that sometimes it’s best to just play it safe.

5. ZAC EFRONzec efron

Who let this child get his hands on a crimper? And who inflicted that middle part on his poor innocent soul?

6. DAVID BECKHAMdavid backhem

The 2015 Sexiest Man Alive has done a lot of questionable things to his hair throughout the years, and this 1997 thing is no exception.

7. CHRIS PRATTchris pratt

The world had to endure the sideburn-donning McChest showcased in Pratt’s first-ever headshot so it could earn the chiseled superstar we have today. Just remember that when this bro-tastic image catches you off-guard.

8. DRAKEdrake

Drake clearly has a sense of humor about his wayward teenage style, and apparently so did his parents when they let him leave the house in those unflattering frames.

9. COLTON HAYNEScolton

“High school continues to haunt me forever,” Haynes captioned his yearbook shame. Same here, Haynes, same here.

10. GEORGE CLOONEYgoerge colooney

It may have been brief, but Clooney did, in fact, go through an awkward phase as a youngin.

11. EWAN MCGREGORewan

McGregor weathered some interesting bangs before blossoming into the heartthrob we know today.

12. TOM BRADYbrady

We’re just over here thanking the hot athlete heavens he kept getting better-looking after basketball practice.

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