Sit down, scroll, and marvel at how little these people have changed in the last ten years, while the rest of us mortals had no choice but to get older.
Disclaimer: this article might make you feel a combination of jealousy and self-loathing for not having gorgeous, flawless skin like the celebrities on this list.
This week, Instagram and other social media networks have been flooded with grid pictures of people showing how much they’ve changed in the past ten years. The “ten year challenge,” better known for its hashtag #10yearchallenge or #tenyearchallenge, is supposed to make us feel better about how great we look today, compared to our younger selves from ten years ago.
Naturally, after seeing everyone's transformations, I couldn’t help but want to try it myself. However, after some intense scrolling, I realize that, although I’ve made great strides when it comes to style and beauty choices, there’s nothing like that effortless glow we all have when we're young.
Now, this doesn’t seem to be an issue for the many celebrities who have uploaded their challenge pictures. All of them, instead of looking older or just different, look as if they had Benjamin Button syndrome. How is that possible, you may ask? The answer to is obviously money. There’s no way to compare the beauty products we millennials and Gen Zers can afford with the extremely expensive (and sometimes really weird) treatments celebrities resort to.
This is no rant, though. It's an invitation to sit down and look at how little these people have changed in the last ten years, while the rest of us mortals had no choice but to get older.
@jlo #10yearchallenge #challengeaccepted
@jessicabiel What a difference ten years can make! Although I do still have a lot of ❤️ for my tan lines, hoops and blonde days... #10YearChallenge
@reesewitherspoon Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! #10YearChallenge
@katehudson A decade and a buzz cut later 💇♀️ #10YearChallenge
@theellenshow #10yearchallenge. I never realized how differently I hold my hand now.
@neyo 2009 vs 2019 😏 #10yearchallenge
@violadavis Is it too late for the #10YearChallenge?📷@jillmanipulator/@johnrussophoto
@alisonbrie 2009 vs 2019 ...still standing in the sun, but now I wear more sunscreen. ☀️ #10yearchallenge
@trevornoah As you can see, my style hasn't changed at all over the last decade. #10YearChallenge
@tyrabanks Ok, @janetjackson. I saw yours and got inspired. Me at 18years old on a Paris runway AND me...today. #howharddidaginghityouchallenge
@islafisher I was stretchmark/spanx/diaper free a decade ago #10yearchallenge
@jackwhitehall 10 year challenge. I’d like to thank my stylist, my hairdresser and the person that told me to close my mouth when being photographed on a red carpet. Only thing that is the same is that I’m still wearing those blue pants in the photo on the right. I think that’s why I look so concerned. #10yearchallenge #redcarpet #hotmess #fashionista
@EvaLongoria Well, here it goes y’all🕴🏼#10YearChallenge #BangBang 😂
@amberrose 13 vs 35 #agingchallenge 👶🏼👵🏼
@caitlynjenner Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge Be authentic to yourself 💜
THE FUNNY ONES
Because there’s no trend on social media without on-point humor, these celebs truly made the best of the challenge.
@brielarson Am I doing this right? #TenYearChallenge
@sarahkatesilverman 2009/2019 GOD I’M SO OLD!!!
@elizabethbanks Exclusive Report: Blondes do have more fun. A little over #10YearChallenge
@chelseahandler I don’t remember being a brunette, but I was in a blackout most of 2007.
Armin van Buuren
@amyschumer 2009/2019 challenge
@jimmykimmel What a difference Nair makes! #10YearChallenge
With our current social media obsession, we feel like we have to document literally everything that happens in our life, so it can be really shocking to see the impact the passage of time has on us. Have you done the challenge?
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