These kids may have grown up, but their fame has remained. And they’ve proven to us that they’re capable of even more in their lives — they’re successful, rich, and thriving! These actors and musicians will show us that they can do something more for this world. Let’s remember some of our favorite child stars that changed so dramatically as they grew up, we can barely recognize them these days.
We at Bright Side have found 12 young celebrities who we’ve actually known since their childhood.
12. Nicholas Hoult
Nicholas Caradoc Hoult is 29 now and his popularity is growing more and more every year. His great-aunt was one of the most popular actresses of her time, Dame Anna Neagle. So he probably was born to be a celebrity — it’s in his blood.
His first acting gig was in 1996 in the film, Intimate Relations. Many of us remember him as Beast in X-Men. Hoult was included in Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of “30 under 30”. Hoult is very talented and will definitely show he has a lot more to offer this world!
11. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress, model, and director. She began acting at age 8. An agent noticed her perform in her elementary school’s Christmas play. After a year of auditioning, Stewart earned her first role as a small, non-speaking part in the Disney Channel TV-movie, The Thirteenth Year.
Now she is the recipient of several accolades, including the César Award, of which she was the first American woman to win. Her films have grossed over $4.3 billion worldwide. She was also the highest-paid actress in the world in 2012.
10. Zac Efron
Zachary David Alexander Efron was born in October 1987 in California. His parents noticed his singing ability and helped him to take his first step toward acting at the age of 11. Singing and acting lessons soon led to a production of Gypsy that ran for 90 performances. And that was just the beginning of Efron’s success.
He looks like a prince, behaves like a gentleman, and is very wealthy. Efron’s net worth is valued at $18 million!
9. Thomas Brodie-Sangster
A son of 2 actors, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, was born on May 16, 1990, in London. He is well-known for his youthful appearance and his role in Game of Thrones but showed us that he was a talented actor way earlier.
You can spot his cute, little face in films like Love Actually (2003), Nanny McPhee (2005), and The Last Legion (2007).
8. Jack Quaid
Jack Quaid is 27 and he is the son of actors Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. You could say it was in his genes to become an actor! Nowadays, Quaid is best known for his role in the 2012 science fiction film, The Hunger Games.
Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid encouraged their son to follow in their acting footsteps. While growing up, Quaid spent a lot of time on the sets of movies his parents were appearing in. Later, he attended New York University where he studied drama.
7. Jaden Smith
Jaden Smith is slowly becoming a legend. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. This young man is very talented. Jaden is the son of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. He may be the son of famous parents, but his one role in The Karate Kid (2010) won our hearts over and proved him to be a professional actor!
Jaden is not just an actor and a singer, but he also does a lot of good for the environment. He is helping out with the clean water crisis and even serves as a partner in a project called, JUST WATER.
6. Matthew Lewis
Yes, Matthew Lewis is that cute boy with the funny smile from Harry Potter! It’s hard to recognize him today and by now, he’s probably broke many women’s hearts. When he was a kid, after he read the first Harry Potter book, he dressed up as Harry and ran around his room. This was before he got the part of Neville, of course.
Lewis continues to act in different movie roles and takes part in theatre as well.
5. Emma Watson
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a super successful actress and model. She was born in Paris, attended the Dragon School, and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.
As a child, she became famous after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. Watson earned worldwide fame and around $60 million. Not bad for a young lady, right?
4. Nick Jonas
Nicholas Jerry Jonas is well known for his career as a singer, songwriter, and actor. Jonas began acting in theatre at the age of 7. Since an early age, Jonas became used to the celebrity life. In 2002 he had already released his debut single which caught the attention of Columbia Records, and Jonas formed a band with his older brothers, Joe and Kevin, known as the Jonas Brothers. This guy knows what he wants!
Today Jonas is a successful singer and a happy guy in love with the actress, Priyanka Chopra.
3. Josh Peck
Josh Peck began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Then his career rapidly sped up and he got many different opportunities.
Nowadays he is not just an actor but a comedian and a YouTube personality as well. Peck also currently has a podcast called, Curious with Josh Peck produced by Ramble where he interviews celebrities.
2. Josh Hutcherson
This young man started acting in 2002 and gained an impressive list of roles! But we can easily remember him as Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games series where Josh acted alongside Jennifer Lawrence who played Katniss Everdeen. In preparation for this film, he had to bleach his hair and gain 15 pounds. But it was worth it!
1. Cole Sprouse
Much of Cole Sprouse’s early career was shared with his twin brother, Dylan due to child labor laws in California. This way, they would be allowed to act in more scenes as one character. Cole has some notable roles including Patrick Kelly in the sitcom Grace Under Fire and the young Pistachio Disguisey in The Master of Disguise. And of course, he gained fame after he appeared in multiple episodes of the television sitcom, Friends as Ross Geller’s son.
After growing up as a Disney Channel star, Cole decided to take a break, go to college, and experience a life he hadn’t known before. He remembers his times on screen as a “little nostalgic bubble”. Now he is back into acting and shows much promise. In 2017, Sprouse starred as Jughead Jones on The CW TV series, Riverdale which boosted his career rapidly.
Out of all these people, who do you think has changed the most? Please share your opinion with us down below!
How Self-Hatred Can Insensibly Poison Our Lives
American woman Shelli Wilder Netko wrote a post about what worries all the women in the world — self-hatred, inevitable aging, and the race against time that will definitely be lost. But instead of worrying about these things, we should just focus on loving the people around us. Her post was so moving that we feel for her from the bottom of our hearts.
Here at Bright Side, this post has moved us a step closer to the most sincere love for ourselves. We hope it will do the same for you.
I have never really liked my hands. I have short, calloused fingers, wide palms, and messed up nail beds from a nail-biting stint when I was in grade school. Add to it the effect of knuckle-popping, which I became obsessed with after I saw the cool kid on the block do it in second grade. But nonetheless, I’ve always referred to my hands as looking like “dog paws,” versus the long, graceful hands that my sister has and that I’ve always wanted. I’ve always thought I was in the wrong line when God sprinkled “beautiful hand fairy dust” on the babies.
To add to my hand shame, since my 20s I’ve had the biggest, juiciest veins in my hands and forearms that have always been a phlebotomist’s dream come true, causing my hands to look a bit masculine and old if you ask me. When my kids were young they liked to sit by me during church and “play” with my veins to make the time pass more quickly. They would sometimes ask why my hands were “like that.” The standard mom answer applied here, “They just are, Hun.” But I always liked it — having one of them holding and touching my hands, no matter where or when or why.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve done my part to win the anti-aging race with my body and face. Eating healthy, exercising, and spending far too much money taking care of my skin. And yet, when I look down at my keyboard countless times a day, I still see these hands that look much older than my heart feels, and appear as if they could use a nice rest.
When the photographer stopped me to pose for this photo at my wedding in March to capture my sash and ring on the lace pattern of my dress, I automatically blurted out, “Can you edit the picture? I don’t like my hands.” Everyone has something they don’t fully embrace about themselves, don’t they?
But when the wedding photos came back I saw my hands in a whole new light. This picture is so beautiful, it captures everything. I saw the hands that had baked about 200 Birthday cakes, a truckload of cookies, changed thousands of diapers, wiped away a million crocodile tears, and clapped till they were raw cheering my kids on through every sport.
I saw this picture and I saw a gift. These hands may not be the smoothest, most graceful, longest, most feminine hands, but they are perfectly suited for the work that was laid out for me. These hands have been blessed with holding my newborn babies and grandbabies and holding the father of my children as he took his last breath.
I will find a beautiful frame for this picture to remind myself constantly of the love and purpose and duty I have in this life, and to remind myself that I have my mother’s hands — her gift to me.
What do you think of this story? Is there something about your appearance that you don’t like? Tell us in the comment section below.
A Daughter Wanted to Brag About Her Gorgeous Mom on Twitter and Accidentally Started a Beauty Contest
We’re totally used to social media sites that turn out to be an unpredictable phenomenon today and any post has the potential to go viral. This is what happened to a girl whose screen name is Your boyfriend’s best friend who posted a photo of her 43-year-old mom on Twitter and accidentally started a beauty contest. And even though it was just moms who took part in this sudden marathon, it was a dad who won!
Bright Side couldn’t stand aside and has decided to show you some women who know about the secret of eternal youth. And the winner, of course.
In just one day, a daughter made her mom popular: her post got 23,000 likes and caused a lot of hype in the comments. Twitter users were really interested in her beauty secrets, because this 43-year-old woman looks really magnificent. So some people asked for her cosmetologist’s contact details and others tried to find out the woman’s phone number, promoting themselves as potential suitors.
Some people also wanted to show off their beautiful moms, so they started posting their photos in the comments. As a result, the post turned into a real beauty contest.
The more women who have managed to stop time there were, the more they were suspected in using magic.
Some users even doubted that they were relatives with their moms at all. Let’s agree: when a mother looks better than her daughter, the suspicions about whether they have common genes or not are pretty relevant.
Undoubtedly, all these women are extremely popular with men, even the younger ones.
It’s hard to believe that these hot beauties have 3, 4, or even 5 kids.
The finalists were women who were older than 60. When you look at them, you realize that age is just a number.
But the winner was a dad. Apparently, a user who calls themselves Taste Booster wanted to dilute this beauty flow with a touch of masculinity. All in all, the photo of a man lying down among all the fish he caught, a cat, and a dog hit the jackpot: the picture got 1,700 likes and became more successful than any of the other photos in the comments. The only exception was the photo of the person who started this beauty contest.
Undoubtedly, all the moms who participated in this viral post deserve admiration, but the picture “Dad and some bream” is an amazing sensation. Which one do you like the most?
Costs of raising pets and changing pet market consumer trends
반려동물 1마리 키우는데 드는 비용과 소비 트렌드 변화
In the past couple of decades, it’s become far more common in Korea to own a pet.
Owning a pet, of course, usually costs some money.
In this report, our Hong Yoo looks at how much that might be and how the petcare market is changing.
More than 10 million people living in South Korea have a pet.
That’s one pet for every four households.
According to a pet report by KB Financial Group, raising a dog costs an average of 85 U.S. dollars a month and raising a cat requires an average of 64 dollars a month.
Most of that money goes on food and treats.
The rest of the money is used for medical care and grooming.
But people are happy to treat their pets because these days pet owners think of their pets as a member of their family.
In Korea, these people are called “PetFam”.
The pet food market alone has seen an average of 19 percent annual growth on the back of this trend.
And because people think of their pets as part of their family, they want to take their pets along with them on trips.
So tour companies have started creating “pet tours”.
“Because there are people who want this kind of tour, we saw the potential of such a product in the market and so we came up with our Jeju pet tour. Pets can accompany their family all the time during the tour to Jeju Island including at the restaurant, tour spots, and the hotel because this tour is pet-centered.”
There are even home spa products for pets such as skin moisturizers, scaling products and grooming mists labeled as premium products because they are organic, eco-friendly, and pet-friendly. They can cost up to 40 dollars.
“Before, people used to think about pets as a living thing that you can buy just like a toy. But because people think of their pets as a part of the family, the pet market has become similar to the baby market. So now, owners are turning to premium products for their pets.”
And there are also luxury pet shops which sell premium products that can cost up to a thousand dollars.
That is the cost of a pet bed made out of oak in the style of the bed of King Louis the 16th.
And at this luxury department store, the most popular dog food costs more than 50 dollars for just 1-and-a-half kilograms.
These changing consumer trends in the pet market show how owners are willing to spend a lot on the best quality products for their pets now that they are seen as part of the family.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.
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