The 10 Year Challenge: 20 Celebs in Pics from 2009 and 2019

Wow how they’ve changed, right? No, wait… amazingly, in the world of celebs, half of these gorgeous human beings don’t look a day older than they did a decade ago. Who’d have thought it, right?!


To be fair, some of them have just plain aged well. Others have good stylists and makeup artists. And a few of them just look plain bad. So let’s not beat around the bush! We’ll discover which of these famous ladies and gents look as good as they did in 2009, and which don’t quite look like the darlings they did back in the noughties.


1. Justin Bieber

Bieber has certainly grown into his boyish good looks. He’s quite the hunk now he’s solidly in his twenties. He’s settled down now and is every part the man we’d hoped he was going to grow into. Good on you, Justin! This segways nicely into…



2. Hailey Bieber

Justin’s beloved, Hailey, looks like a total child in the first pic. Because she was! Like Justin, she’s grown into her looks and is now a stunning young lady with her best years still ahead of her. We wish Hailey and Justin Bieber a lifetime of happiness!



3. Ariana Grande

This one’s spooky, and it took us a while to actually decipher which was the current snap, and which was the decade old version of Ariana. She really hasn’t aged a day, which is amazing and actually quite depressing for the rest of us. It appears her cute looks are going to stay with her till the day she dies. Well jel!



4. Miley Cyrus

Miley looks older than she did in 2009, but not in a bad way. She appears more mature and self-confident, and is still quite the stunner. Go Miley!



5. Taylor Swift

Similarly, Taylor Swift has always had her own unique good looks, and they’ve only improved over time like a fine wine. Her sharp cheekbones and always immaculately styled hair are still there, only she’s grown into her face somewhat and is now a stunning lady we can only admire. We love Taylor!



6. Jaden Smith

Will Smith was always a deadly combination of cute and gawky, and Jaden has inherited exactly the same look. Isn’t he great? Boring good looks this isn’t, but Jaden is still a hottie who always has the girls screaming. He’s a talented young man, too.



7. Willow Smith

Moving nicely onto his sister, Willow. She may have inherited Will’s slightly larger than normal ears, but they look simply great on her, and like Jaden she has developed her own beautiful looks that will have all the boys chasing her. Or young men, we should say, as she’s no longer a kid. Will Smith should be proud of both of his kids who’ve grown up into beautiful human beings.



8. Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games star has barely aged a day in the ten years between 2009 and 2019. She’s a supremely talented actress whose model looks mean she’s ideally suited to so many roles, we imagine she’ll continue appearing on the silver screen for another couple of decades, if not more. Her complexion is something the gods only dream of.



9. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay has had a troubled past and was pretty much in the limelight from the minute she was born. Still, she looks as great now as she did ten years ago, which is a credit to her.



10. Emma Watson

The stunning Harry Potter star has developed into a strong spokeswoman for female rights all over the world. She’s also developed into a stunning lady! Emma, we salute you. We also fancy you, because you’re hot stuff!



11. Katy Perry

Katy has gone for the short haired look now she’s got on a bit, and it’s simply a matter of personal taste whether you think it works or not. Personally, we feel it ages her a little, but it is still a cool look that will encourage women all over the world to do the same. Plus she does still look sexy AF. Power to you, Katy!



12. Beyoncé

Another one that seems to defy physics. Which is the old pic and which is the new one, right? Beyonce has always had perfect skin and a bone structure to die for, and it appears she’s going to keep looking fiercely hot well into her forties and fifties, if these snaps are anything to go by.



14. Nicki Minaj

Nicki has barely aged a day, either. The musician has never been far from the front pages but hasn’t let it affect her beauty sleep, it appears. Another one with skin to die for!



14. Kendall Jenner

One of the many in the Kardashian clan whose combination of natural good looks and clever makeup use means she never looks bad. Just check out the pics for evidence of this. The braces are gone and she has every right to consider herself the hottest of the lot now!



15. Kim Kardashian

Don’t tell this young lady if you think that, though. The biggest of them all, Kim is front and centre of her family and always looks stunning whenever caught on camera, whether it’s in 2019 or a decade ago. What’s her secret, we’d like to know?



16. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has had more looks than we can even remember, but she’s always been attention-grabbing, as evidenced by these snaps. Does she look better now, or ten years ago? We’ll let you be the judge of that. Either way, she still looks damn cool and is producing music and acting work that’s out of this world. Yep, you guessed it, we’re big fans here.



17. Kelly Clarkson

A former reality show star and now superstar in her own right, Kelly Clarkson has always been a little larger than most of the stunners found on these pages, but doesn’t she still just look great though? She’s always looked healthy and happy, and she actually looks to have lost a little weight if this recent snap is anything to go by. What a hottie.



18. Zac Effron

Another child star who has developed to be a proper hunk. This one could be seen a mile off, to be fair, but it’s nice to see our Zac, while he’s grown up, hasn’t lost any of his boyish charm. A+ from us!



19. Rihanna

Yes, honestly these pics are ten years apart. Crazy, isn’t it? She’s been through more than any of would ever expect in a lifetime, in the decade that separates these images, and has seemingly not aged a day. Does she have a magical mirror stored up in her loft, or something? It’s the only logical explanation.



20. Britney Spears

Britney’s troubles have also been broadcast around the globe. We don’t need to go through it all again here. She’s had dodgy periods but seriously, look at her now. Doesn’t she look great? We <3 Britney around here.