Shocking Glow-Ups From Your Favourite Celebrities

How they used to look like vs now!
By: agnes
October 12, 2021

We think it is safe to say that everyone has had an awkward phase in their lives at one point. You know, the phase where your hair just doesn’t look its best, or when your makeup made you look older than you actually were. Just like us, your favourite celebrities went through their own awkward phase too. So you are not alone. But since reaching stardom, many of these celebrities have transformed themselves. Whether it is through a change of hair, makeup style, or even plastic surgery – these celebrities look shockingly better than ever! And we’re in loveeee. If you are curious about who we are talking about, Glitz has compiled the ultimate glow-up list of your favourite celebrity. Which one of these did you like most?

1. Beyonce

Yaas Queen Bey! Beyonce has been in the limelight since the 1990s when she was a part of the iconic Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. When Destiny’s Child went into a hiatus, Beyonce released her solo album in 2003. In 2006, Destiny’s Child disbanded and Beyonce has been a solo artist ever since. We have to admit that Queen Bey looks amazing then and now. But we’re so in love with her slick back hair look in this glow-up.

2. Jonas Brothers

The first time we ever heard of the Jonas Brothers was when Disney first played their music videos. Fun fact: the Jonas Brothers were the singers behind The American Dragon theme song! Since then, they have made their marks in the music industry. The band went on a hiatus in 2013, which saw Nick and Joe taking on solo projects. In 2019, they announced their return and just look at the glow-up! 

3. Miley Cyrus

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The first time we saw Miley Cyrus was in Hannah Montana, where she acted as an ordinary girl who lived a double life. Since her Disney days, Miley has gone through a glow-up that many might not exactly prefer. Truly, it is an entirely different vibe from her sweet angelic look. But honestly, we love her glow-up because it shows the grown-up Miley. And every celebrity is bound to change as they grow up.

4. Zendaya

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From Disney’s Shake It Up to The Greatest Showman and Spiderman, Zendaya’s glow-up is possibly one of the most memorable. The range that she shows in her glow-up, from exuding sweetness and sassiness to elegance and grace, is incredible. Not to mention how much she has grown as an actress, especially her role in the Euphoria series. She is also the youngest Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

5. Nicki Minaj

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Dayum, Miss Nicki! This has got to be one of the most shocking glow-up for us. From sweet to spicy, we have to say that Nicki Minaj has always got that sass since young. But what we didn’t know, is that Nicki was actually born in Trinidad and Tobago. What we do remember, however, was that she started her career with colourful outfits and wigs. She was also extremely known for her unique animated rapping style. 

6. Olivia Rodrigo

If you are regularly on TikTok, then “Deja Vu” by Olivia Rodrigo should be a song that is familiar to you. The 18-year-old singer rose to fame in 2020 and quickly became what many people would say the next generation ‘Taylor Swift’. However, unlike Taylor Swift, Olivia’s presence in the industry started out when she was much younger. Take a look at her sweet to pop-rock chick glow-up. We are OBSESSED! 

7. Taylor Swift

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And of course, we cannot forget the one and only Taytay. Check out this amazing glow-up from when she was just a little girl. Taylor Swift is famously known for her artistic flair in piecing lyrics together when it comes to writing songs. She is also known for the different eras she embodies throughout her albums. One thing’s for sure, we are in love with this amazing glow-up.

8. Adele

Probably one of the most shocking glow-up this year is when Adele revealed her new look on Instagram. The singer lost a whopping 100 pounds (approximately 45 kilograms). When asked, she mentions that she works out three times a day and did it to manage her anxiety, not necessarily to lose weight. As long as Adele is happy and healthy, we will forever swoon over this amazing celebrity glow-up.

9. Kylie Jenner

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We have all watched Kylie and Kendall grow up in the famous Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s (KUWTK) reality TV series. So while Kylie’s glow-up isn’t something new to us, it’s still one that’s shockingly incredible. Since her days in KUWTK, Kylie has become a world-famous entrepreneur and a mother to the most adorable Stormi. 

10. BTS

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Did you know that BTS stands for ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan’, which loosely translates to ‘Bulletproof Boyscouts’? And did you know that BTS used to be an edgy dark boyband? Check out the shocking celebrity glow-up that BTS went through from mysterious grunge to playful and bright. Which era of BTS do you like better? 

11. Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is famously known for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television show, Victorious. After her acting gig, Ariana focused on music, which saw a great transformation in her look. This celebrity glow-up is one that is shocking yet beautiful, and we love the woman she has become today. 

12. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato first came into the spotlight when she starred as Mitchie Torres in the musical television film Camp Rock. Since then, Demi has grown a lot as a person and as a celebrity. Demi is not someone to shy away from opening up about their struggles and being vulnerable. With a story that embeds itself so deeply, this celebrity glow-up has got to be one of our favourites. 

13. Lalisa Manoban

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Lalisa Manoban, more commonly known as Lisa, is a Thai rapper, singer, and dancer based in South Korea. You might have recognised her as a member of the Korean girl group Blackpink. She also most recently released her own solo album, titled Lalisa. Check out her adorable glow-up from when she was a little girl to now. We absolutely love the eyeliner look she was rocking back then, and equally love how she looks today. Stunning!

14. Khloe Kardashian

Another shocking but amazing celebrity glow-up is by none other than Khloe Kardashian. Aside from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe also has multiple other shows such as Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian and Kocktails with Khloe. It’s amazing how she is able to juggle all her work and still succeed in this amazing transformation and glow-up. Miss Khloe, teach us your ways!

15. Emma Watson

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Any Harry Potter fans in the house? Take a look at one of your favourite celebrity glow-up! Emma Watson has grown on-screen, staring in all the Harry Potter film series. Just like her character in the film, Emma embodies her intelligence and beauty too. From a young and sweet girl, Emma has grown into a fine young lady with elegance and class. We have to admit that we love Emma when she was young, and we love her equally as much now that she’s all grown up. 

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