We’ve compiled a shortlist of celebrities below who have come a long way this past decade. Take a look at some famous faces; you’d be shocked at some of their transitions. Perhaps you have been following some of them; perhaps you haven’t. But in any case, these are people worth acknowledging for their amazing glow-ups. Before her big break in 2010 on the Disney Channel show, Shake It Up, Zendaya was already working as a model in commercials and as a backup dancer in various productions. She was just 14 years old when she appeared on the Disney TV show, and since then has moved on to bigger and better things that really boosted her career as a movie star.
Since leaving her Disney days behind, she entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She played Peter Parker’s love interest, MJ, in the superhero movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. She also starred in The Greatest Showman alongside Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman and launched her own clothing line, Daya by Zendaya. She is currently the lead on HBO’s drama series, Euphoria.
The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Kylie Jenner
In 2010, Kylie Jenner started appearing in her family’s reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, when she was just 12 years old. Although she was just living in the shadow of her family’s fame, that was just the tip of the iceberg of her celebrity status, and she left most of her siblings far behind as her new career propelled her towards further fame.
In 2015, she dabbled at cosmetics and launched her Kylie Lip Kits, which turned into the multimillion-dollar business today and is known as Kylie Cosmetics. Kylie Jenner was also named the youngest self-made billionaire ever by Forbes instead of her $900 million company. She is now a mom to a one-year-old and lives in Hidden Hills, California.
The One That Couldn’t Be Tamed: Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, of Hannah Montana fame, is the daughter of acclaimed country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She began acting at a very young age and landed the lead role on the hit Disney show in 2004. In 2010, she said goodbye to her successful career as a child star and took on an edgier persona with the release of her third album, Can’t Be Tamed.
Her image became even more controversial with the release of her albums, Wrecking Ball and We Can’t Stop. Perhaps she was desperate to shed the Hannah Montana skin – we can’t say, but her life after the Disney show has been a series of controversies. She got together with co-star Liam Hemsworth and then broke up before getting back together and marrying him. But their romance was short-lived and they divorced the following summer.
From Suite Life to Riverdale: Cole Sprouse
Like most other child stars, Cole Sprouse also got his big break from starring in a Disney Channel sitcom. His acting career had started way before he was scouted by Disney when he played Ross’ son, Ben, on the critically acclaimed American television show, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. But it was his lead role in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody which garnered him and his twin brother, Dylan Sprouse, some serious fame.
Cole Sprouse left the Disney show by 2011 and disappeared for a few years as he attended NYU, hoping to make a comeback as a serious actor. He landed the role of Jughead Jones in the Archie Comics-based teen drama series on Netflix, Riverdale, and reappeared on the screen in 2017. He also starred in Five Feet Apart (2019), which was one of the highest-grossing teen movies.
Once a Rachel, Always a Rachel: Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is one of those celebrities who never seem to age, and her style remains as trend-setting as it was back in her Rachel days. In 2010, the former F.R.I.E.N.D.S star had starred in The Bounty Hunter and The Switch and rumors were just starting about her relationship with Justin Theroux, whom she divorced amicably in 2018.
Jen made a much-awaited comeback to the screen after a hiatus and graced fans with her presence on the Apple TV+ drama series, The Morning Show. Her role of news anchor, Alex Levy, on the show earned her her first-ever Golden Globe nomination. These days, tabloids are hot with speculations about her relationship with Brad Pitt – could they be getting back together? Only time will tell, but for now, the actress’s lips are sealed.