There are some child stars who grew up looking the same – and then there are those who grew up to be extremely hot. We remember them to be those adorable nerdy munchkins. The lucky ones who didn’t turn out to be awkward.
Take a look at these nerdy child stars who got hot.
#1. Dylan and Cole Sprouse
We always had a good laugh every time “The Suite Life of Zac and Cody” was on. They were super adorable with their little blonde hair running around Mr. Moseby’s lobby but fast forward to their hot pictures that they upload on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.
#2. Shia LaBeouf
During Shia’s “Even Stevens” days, he was adorable and awkward but that’s just about it. We never thought of him as someone we should marry because we believe he will be just right as a friend. But wow how we just ate the words that came out of our mouths. Who knew that this nerdy kid would grow up to be such a hot heartbreaker? Shia’s certainly better looking – way better looking now – more than his early days.
#3. Zac Efron
During his teen years, he had a gap tooth and had a really weird hair color. But that is way forgotten because Zac is now extremely attractive with perfect hair, perfect abs and perfect tan. Who wouldn’t love him? Who wouldn’t want him?
#4. Mitchel Musso
Remember Oliver from Hannah Montana? Yup, Miley Cyrus’ Disney show. Well, here’s Miley and Lily’s best guy friend now. He doesn’t have bangs anymore and grew up to be a total heartthrob.
#5. Alex Linz
You may have remember him from the Disney movie “Max Keeble’s Big Move” and although he was goofy and already cute back in the day, Alex just upgraded to a swoon-worthy man.
#6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
JGL had his share of screaming girls back in the day. He isn’t really considered nerdy, per se. but he did have those times where he looked nerdy. It’s just weird and a little hard to believe how he looks now. Joseph was a lanky and awkward boy who had straight long hair. Now, he’s just gotten really sexy and hot, especially on The Dark Knight.
#7. Kristen Stewart
Kristen had awkward roles back in the day and we didn’t really think she has evolved into a beautiful woman, not until she turned into a vampire in “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two”. She already had a couple of incredible choices before but these days, when she became the face of Chanel, Kristen is a woman who would make you stare at her picture for so long.
#8. Jonathan Lipnicki
Who thought the cute guy with blonde hair and glasses would grow up with a six pack and to put it simply, got all buff?
#9. Josh Peck
Josh was that chubby kid from the show, “Drake and Josh” and yes, he turned out to be a hunk. He lost all his baby fat, grew some stubble and enhanced his styling choices then voila!
#10. Matthew Lewis
Move over Cedric Digory. Neville Longbottom was one of the nerdy characters on Harry Potter. We didn’t really care about him back then but this guy suddenly just turned into such a hottie that he’s all over magazine covers. Gone are his buck teeth, all-around awkwardness and confused look. He’s now grown to be a confident stunner.
#11. Josh Hutcherson
He was a bit chubby on “Little Manhattan”, if you remember that puppy-love movie a couple of years ago. But we only started appreciating Josh Hutcherson now because he’s all gorgeous and had that appeal on him that just oozes out naturally.
#12. Bonnie Wright
This is Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter, Harry’s love interest. Bonnie isn’t ginger anymore. She has fiery red hair with an aura that overflows elegance and sophistication. She’s also trying to be a model and we’re pretty sure she’s going to be extremely successful in the fashion industry.
#13. Neil Patrick Harris
He already won our hearts in “Doogie Howser, M.D.”. But on “How I Met Your Mother”, we see him as a whole new person, losing his innocent blonde attitude for a smoking hot yet sarcastic man.
#14. Paul Butcher
Paul is from the Nickelodeon show “Zoey 101” and he is Dustin, Zoey’s (Jamie Lynn Spears’) brother. When the show ended, we haven’t seen much of him. But anyway, here he is now. Good-looking lad who isn’t so little anymore.
#15. Elijah Wood
At 10 years old, Elijah starred for “Radio Flyer” and “The Adventures of Huck Finn” and years later, have grown up to be one of the only attractive Hobbits that we all know.