Celebrities Tweeting Geeky Photos To Help Raise Funds For Puerto Rico

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What's better than raising desperately needed money for Puerto Rico's recovery? Doing that while laughing at celebs' desperately awkward teen photos.

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Celebrities are sharing photos of their awkward teenage years on social media to raise thousands of dollars for Puerto Rico's hurricane relief efforts.

 

 

 

Nick, only because you asked so nicely. This is lil' Andy Rannells in sixth grade. #puberme @nickkroll #puertoricorelief #bigmouth

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Alright @nickkroll here’s my sexy awkward middle school phase #PuberMe pic for #PuertoRicoRelief

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert launched a campaign by challenging celebrities to share their very awkward childhood photos of themselves.

It's called the #PuberMe challenge.

When Nick Kroll appeared on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" this week, the two kicked off the #PuberMe campaign, asking celebrities to share the most awkward pictures from their pubescent years, all in the name of good old-fashioned charity. In return for exposing their embarrassing snaps, Colbert will donate money to Puerto Rico hurricane relief through his charity, the AmeriCone Dream Fund, and Kroll will match each donation. 

 

 

 

 

"Why not do some good as well. So I thought hey I'm gonna challenge celebrities out there. If you put out a photo of yourself at a very awkward pubescent age I will make sure that the Colbert Americone Dream Fund will give money to OneAmericaAppeal.org for every tweet to #PuertoRicoRelief," Colbert said.

So far, many celebs — from Sarah Silverman to Jimmy Kimmel — have happily posted their acne-ridden, brace-face pictures, and they're beyond entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

Many celebrities, including those with Puerto Rican heritage, have rallied funds and donated money. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, and Daddy Yankee are donating their own funds, as well as calling for others to do the same.

 

 

 

 

Pitbull is sending his private jet to Puerto Rico to help bring treatment supplies to cancer patients in need of chemotherapy, while Rihanna implored President Donald Trump to not “let your people die like this.”

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Hurricane Maria, the second Category 5 hurricane this season, battered Puerto Rico in September. The storm killed at least 16 people in the country, knocked out power for 30 million residents, and impaired Puerto Rico's infrastructure, leaving millions without power. 

In the days after the hurricane, nonprofits have been raising money for relief, and even celebrities began helping Puerto Rico, more so than one particular person whose literal job it is to help. Relief efforts will continue with or without Trump, as he continues rage tweeting without action.

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