35 Hilariously Awkward Celebrity Puberty Photos

Celebrities do some amazing things in the name of charity and disaster relief. After the recent devastating Puerto Rico hurricane, many celebrities came together on social media with the #PuberMe challenge. What’s that you ask? Why, I’ll tell you!

It’s when you post a throwback photo of yourself that is so incredibly awkward, that you really only have puberty to blame. Sure, it may be slightly embarrassing for these celebs, but it’s hella fun for us innocent by-standards. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy laughing at someone elses expense? We all do! Even if you don’t want to admit it.

A lot of celebs have posted photos for this challenge, but we’ve compiled the 35 best of the best, that’ll surely make you chortle up a storm. And major props to Nick Kroll for starting this incredible trend that goes to a worthy cause. He’s donating money to Puerto Rico for every celebrity photo. So while you’re LOLing at this pics, take a minute to think about those in PR that could use your support! Donate to Puerto Rico today!

These are 35 of the funniest celebrity puberty photos from the #puberme challenge:


This face shouldn’t be that hard to recognize, considering he look basically the same. But this prom photo of Seth Rogan definitely warrants that #PuberMe hashtag. Also, is that dreadlocks pulled back into a bun artwork behind him. SOMEONE TELL ME BECAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA.


That moody expression, those gorgeous tendrils, that insecure pose. Could this be anyone but Joseph Gordon Levitt? This definitely ranks as hella awkward, yet completely adorable.


IS THAT SAMWISE GAMGEE I SEE?!? He’s a long way from Hobbiton. But seriously, Sean Astin looks like a moody 80s child model going through some tough sh*t, as in his rich parents won’t let him fly alone to Barbados. True crisis mode.


This one is a little tougher to figure out. I’ll give you a hint.. THAT’S 70S SHOW. Yeah, that’s Topher Grace looking pretty dang awkward with those braces and uncomfortable open mouth smile. At least he grew out of his awkwardness… LOL SIKE.


This one should be pretty obvious. Does Reese Witherspoon even age? Seriously, she is just as adorable now. And now google her daughter Ava and you’ll be like, that’s not a throwback, she just posted a picture of her daughter. BUT SHE DIDN’T. IT’S HER. Also this really isn’t as much awkward as it is hella adorable. Insert heart eye emoji here.


If you don’t know who Josh Gad is by now, who even the heck are you? He’s freaking Olaf for craps sake! And he just played LeFou in Beauty and the Beast. But let’s not focus on that, let us focus on that hat. This definitely looks like some Bar/Bat Mitzvah level sheet.


If you watch the Mindy Project, you recognized Ike Bareiholtz’s photo instantly. This is pinnacle awkward middle school sports photo, complete with side grin and ball holding.


Dear god, is that a little Kristen Bell I see? She is a pure angel bb! But sure, I guess you could say those glasses, bangs, and dress make this awkward af. Still though.. SO. DANG. CUTE.

Written by Alex Cogen

Alex is a New Yorker currently living in Austin. She loves cats, grass, and latex but unfortunately is allergic to all 3. She makes mom and dad jokes more than she cares to admit (jk she'll admit it loud and proud). She isn't as funny as she thinks she is. She is the founder of