These Celebs Looked So Different In Their Very First Selfies

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All seasoned selfie-takers know that a lot goes into getting the perfect shot. The light has to be just right, you've got to know your angles, and then there's question of whether or not to filter or Facetune. Behind every photo posted, there are 30 (or, let's be real, 100) others that didn’t make the cut.
Celebrities like Kylie, Gigi, and Zendaya are pros with the front-facing camera and garner millions of likes on their posts, but even they had to start somewhere. Practice makes perfect, after all. So we’ve scrolled back to find their very first Instagram selfie to see just how far they've come. Ready to see the then-and-now transformations? Click through the slides ahead.
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Beyoncé

Her selfies were fierce from day one — just look at that bangs-and-bun combo.
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If anyone knows how to do metallic makeup like a boss, it's Bey.
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Getting all Guessed up 😉😘 @GUESS

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Gigi Hadid

The model's first-ever selfie gave her fans a look — albeit a blurry one — at her behind-the-scenes glam process.
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Hadid may be advertising the food delivery service Postmates in her latest selfie, but all we can think about is that highlight.
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Bella Hadid

Bella went from a fresh-faced high-schooler...
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still goin🖤

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...to a full-blown supermodel right before our eyes.
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Under the stars s(he) took my hand and said..

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Selena Gomez

The pop art filter was a favorite for us too, Selena.
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She now favors a brighter, cleaner shot (as do the five million fans who have "liked" the pic so far).
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Happy #bowday everyone! 🎀❤😍 :]

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Ariana Grande

Five years ago, Ariana showed off a sweet hair bow and crowded beauty vanity with a warm filter slapped on top.
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The singer is still rocking hair accessories, but she's got some flawless cat-eyes and long lashes in addition now.
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This is what boredom brings:p

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Zendaya

Zendaya's first selfie was so blurry and dark, we almost missed her.
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All I do is steal my own pics from snap

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Now, she's going makeup-free in high-definition and we can't stop admiring those curls.
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:)

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall got artsy with a sepia filter and the crop tool.
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bathroom selfie ✔️

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She's figured out the perfect mirror pose for showing off her red lips, smoky eyes, and chic outfit.
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Kylie Jenner

Proof that even a reigning selfie queen has humble beginnings.
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⭐️

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Jenner has found great lighting to highlight her lips and lashes.
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Laying out in February ... #loveLA <3

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Shay Mitchell

You know an Instagram is vintage when it has the black border...
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Shay has been killing it in the makeup department.
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Rihanna

That you, RiRi?
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what u came for...

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She's still making a kissy face, but the quality is a whole lot clearer and natural now.
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