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We loved them, laughed with them, cherished the connection with their characters and often considered them as role models. But then something strange would happen to them and all of a sudden they would become, in Gotye’s lyrics, somebody that we used to know.
The Amanda Show, Hannah Montana, the Home Alone and Richie Rich movies and The Parent Trap are some of the finest gigs that children from the 90s would well remember. The actors, who were also kids then, used to look so perfect and flawless that we, at some point in our lives, wanted to be as famous and pretty as they were.
But now when we look at the same “flawless” and “perfect” characters as their “real” selves, we realize that no one in this world is perfect, especially child celebrities.
Reason behind their “crazy” could be anything, from personal to attention-seeking stunts. But at the end of the day, it just seems so sad that Amanda Bynes or Miley Cyrus isn’t just the same anymore. Sure everyone grows up and can’t be the happy-go-lucky teenager forever, but still, one can become a responsible adult if not the most ideal one.
Anyway, take a look at the following before and after photos and become as nostalgic as we felt while compiling it:
1- Macaulay Culkin:
The cute, innocent and a very intelligent child form the Home Alone and Richie rich series was nothing short of a king for the 90’s kids. But got himself in trouble in 2004 when he was arrested for marijuana possession.
2- Lindsay Lohan:
The very cute Hallie and Annie James form the Parent Trap went wild soon after she stepped into teenage. She has been arrested several times over different charges and violations. Rest is history.
3- Amanda Bynes:
She was sensational in Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show. Her show was one of the biggest hits of all times and was considered to be a very lively and fun-loving person. But this year, some of the most disturbing facts of her life were revealed along with a couple of equally disturbing Twitter posts and pictures.
4- Miley Cyrus:
She is not exactly a 90s “90s” kid but can be related to the children of that era. She was said to be the perfect Hilary Duff’s replacement on Disney Channel. But as soon as she decided to grow up, she went wild, in a very (very) unusual manner.
5- Justin Bieber:
Soon to be an addition to the list of “crazies” is none other than Justin Bieber. He has not been arrested or anything, but his utterly awkward photos and posts on Twitter suggest that if he doesn’t “take care”, it’s not going to be pretty (literally).
It’s a continuing list, and for updates on the numbers, stay tuned to the website.