We love a nostalgic Twitter trend…
So #2006vs2016 has been trending on Twitter and we saw how our favourite YouTubers transformed from little ducklings into the beautiful internet swans that we know and love. Here are a few of our favourites. Get ready to play Spot the Difference between then and now!
More Blonde. More eyebrow. 😂 pic.twitter.com/0z86UDJlam
— Snowella (@Zoella) December 6, 2016
The awkward teen emerged from her hoodie and blossomed into the beauty queen of YouTube! The fringe stayed through the years but now her eyebrow game is on point. Get it, Zoe Sugg!
— ˗ˏˋ Saint Niki ˊˎ˗ (@NikiAlbon) December 6, 2016
So Niki Albon posted this photoset on Twitter but we can’t be the only ones who can’t tell the difference. It’s just the same photo twice, isn’t it? Weird.
— Bry 🐼 (@BryOnTour) December 6, 2016
The boy has become a man(kini-wearing beanstalk). We think Bry should definitely bring back the NSYNC over-gelled hair. *does weird pointing movement back at him*
— Roxetera 🐐 (@RoxeteraRibbons) December 6, 2016
Rosie Spaughton cut her hair but we think she looks the same? She must have discovered the magic of eternal youth and beauty – someone get her secrets!
— TomSka (@thetomska) December 6, 2016
Ten years on, Tom Ridgewell is still mad – just with stronger eyebrows and in higher quality (the photo looks familiar, was it possibly taken for a fantastic online magazine dedicated to YouTube and internet culture? Who knows).
— Roland (@RolyUnGashaa) December 6, 2016
…are they the same people? Roland West has transformed into the FABULOUS rainbow unicorn we know and love! Slay.
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) December 6, 2016
Oh Emma Blackery. That fat tie knot to show you were a cool kid. Don’t worry, we all did that too. Now, Emma’s a gorgeous musician killing it on stage and doesn’t need a tie to show how cool she is. Although it could come back into fashion?
— Evan SLEDinger (@EvanEdinger) December 6, 2016
Evan Edinger now has the swept back hair but we can see he’s always been living his best life. You do you, Evan.
There's hope for all of you #2006vs2016
2006 was probably my worst year aesthetically so this is just cruel 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/gmmo21oPwd
— Connie 🍑 (@noodlerella) December 6, 2016
Oh my gosh, we can’t decide which is cuter! 2006 Connie Glynn looking like Amélie or 2016 Connie who is now a real-life fairy?
more spots less freckles
more brows better teeth pic.twitter.com/cuJ6IbwjmQ
— dodie (@doddleoddle) December 6, 2016
Dodie Clark still has that same bubbly smile, like the ray of sunshine that she is! Never change.
— Cherry Wallis (@CherryWallis) December 6, 2016
2006 Cherry Wallis represents our teenage selves, wearing dark striped tops and peering out at you from that that edgy MySpace angle, hugging that guitar because “music is my life”.
— Gary C 🎅🏻 (@oohgaryc) December 6, 2016
…Gary C, are you sure you age? What’s your skin routine?
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) December 7, 2016
And to finish this list, let’s take in this blessing of a photoset from across the Atlantic in the form of Tyler Oakley. We have no words. Just look at him. Goals.
And there we have it!
See, it’s fun to have a blast from the past to make us feel nostalgic for our youthful days or feel very grateful for the present. We wonder what the future will bring? Here’s to another ten years of awkward selfies and glow-ups!