10 Celeb First Kiss Stories That Never Get Old

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Before they were famous...they were awkward teenagers like the rest of us. It seems hard to believe, but even some of our hottest stars were totally nervous for their first kisses. As it turns out, the first kiss is a nerve-racking milestone for just about everyone — Zayn Malik included. Don’t believe us? To prove our point, we’ve done a roundup of our fave celebs and their first kiss stories.

Break out that lip balm, pucker up, and get ready for some truly awkward tales.
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Shailene Woodley
At this point in her career, Shailene Woodley has quite a few kissing scenes under her belt. Woodley’s list of male co-stars is enough to make anyone jealous and she's made out with some of the hottest guys in Hollywood: Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, and Theo James.

Although Woodley is quite the confident kisser these days, there was a time when she was totally awkward. In an interview with Yahoo, the starlet described her less-than-glamorous first smooch: "My first kiss was just awkward as hell. I had no idea what I was doing and he knew exactly what he was doing, so it was awkward for me. You have to nurture your inner child and forgive yourself when you think back on things like that, because it's okay!"
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Zayn Malik
Who hasn’t dreamed of making out with Zayn Malik? But he wasn’t always so lucky in love — and it sounds like middle school was especially tough.

That’s right, pre-fame Zayn had what sounds like the clumsiest first kiss imaginable. Zayn told Seventeen: "Mine was when I was 13. I was really short and she was really tall, so I had to put a brick against the wall and stand on it to reach her face."
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Rihanna
Poor Rihanna! Apparently, Bad Girl RiRi had a not-so-good first kiss. In fact, from her description, we’re surprised she ever summoned the courage to kiss another human ever again. But don’t take our word for it — check out this quote from a Rolling Stone interview with the pop star. Sounds like that first kiss was a little too...wet: "My first kiss was in high school and it was the worst thing, ever. He pretty much dumped his entire saliva glands into my mouth. It traumatized me. I didn't kiss for, like, ever."
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Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas grew up in the limelight, so it’s no surprise that he shared his first kiss with a fellow superstar: Miley Cyrus. The two were just starting their respective journeys to fame and the whole thing sounds awkwardly adorable: "The first person I kissed was Miley Cyrus and I kissed her outside of California Pizza Kitchen in Hollywood,” Jonas told BBC. “Very romantic. I'd just had a pizza that had onions all over it, I'm sure that my breath smelled terrible." I think it’s safe to say that we all wish we could’ve been flies on the wall of that particular CPK.
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Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift told Tiger Beat that she was 15 when she had her first kiss. Though she’s no longer dating the guy, it seems like there’s no bad blood here: "I was one of the last of my friends to ever kiss a guy. It wasn't a bad kiss. I think it was cute. We ended up dating for a year!”

It must have been hard for Swift to be the last of her friends to get that first kiss; sounds like our girl Tay was a bit of a late bloomer. But she's certainly having the last laugh now — we're guessing that none of those high school friends have made out with Tom Hiddleston.
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Zac Efron
When asked by Seventeen magazine to spill the beans on his first kiss, eternal heartthrob Zac Efron described a rather daring scenario: “It was in a tree fort. It was over a game of truth or dare, but turned into ‘make out with the other person.’ I was, like, the only boy and there was a bunch of girls. I was pretty stoked.” Sounds like Efron had his first, second, and third kiss in that treehouse!
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Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen wasn’t looking to rush into her first kiss...she wanted it to be special. “I waited for my first kiss. I waited until I was 17 and he was a jazz singer named Brenden Call,” Jepsen said to MTV News. “Nice guy, sweet guy. We still keep in touch on Facebook.” Sounds like the Emotion singer got a little emotional over her first guy. We wish she kept in touch with us over Facebook!
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Josh Hutcherson
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson has basically grown up on screen. After booking his first big film role at the age of 10, Hutcherson hasn’t stopped working. So, it’s fitting that the star’s first kiss happened during a movie shoot.

Hutcherson dished about the experience to Seventeen and it sounds like it was anything but romantic: "My first kiss ever? It was on camera, so my first ever kiss in life, in movies, in anything, was on camera. It was in this movie I did called Little Manhattan. I was 11 years old and I was filming in New York City...it was a horrible first kiss, because I had a crew of like 50 people standing around watching me and it was the most non-real, non-intimate that I could possibly have for my first kiss, I think."
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Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner’s first kiss doesn’t exactly sound like it was the most memorable. "It was sometime in junior high...I think it was just with a random girl from school,” the star told Seventeen. “I mean, it's not like I walked up to her and was like, 'You're just a random girl and I'm going to kiss you,' but it was just a girl from school and we had a little thing in junior high." Though Lautner’s memory may be a bit foggy, we bet that “random girl” isn’t forgetting that first kiss anytime soon.
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Justin Bieber
You’ll never beliebe how awkward Justin Bieber’s first kiss was. Though the singer has a rep for being a womanizer these days, it doesn’t exactly sound like the Biebs had his moves down for his first time at the lip-locking rodeo. In an interview with ET Canada, the singer described the moment, which doesn't exactly sound like it was hot and heavy. In fact, it seems like Bieber's first kiss was a little bit chilly: "It was kinda awkward. I was, like, 11 or 12. And I was on a snow hill and it was late and we were all cold and I was with this girl, and we were together, and then I kissed her. It was really awkward."
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