Ah, puberty. A blissful time filled with totally not awkward memories, right? Wrong. Even Blake Lively, arguably one of the most ethereal people on the planet, did not escape puberty unscathed. Lively recently posted an awkward pubescent photo to Instagram and it’s pretty much making our day.
Not only are we smiling at how much this photo screams, “I am grappling with teen hormones right now,” but we’re also wondering where in the world Lively got that matching set of ski goggles for her cat.
Lively hasn’t been the only celebrity to go digging through her family’s Kodak moments recently. The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert and comedian Nick Kroll have been raising money for Puerto Rico by donating $1,000 for every celebrity puberty photo posted using the hashtag #PuberMe.
Last night the #PuberMe challenge ended and Colbert and Kroll raised $1 million for the Puerto Rico relief fund. The last remaining celeb to participate was the always amazing Lin-Manuel Miranda.
So alongside Lively’s “gone skiing with my kitty” pic, we’ve seen so many gems, like pubescent Maya Rudolf —
— 3rd Rock from the Sun-era Joseph Gordon-Levitt —
— and Nick Kroll himself seemingly dressed as a mini 1940s gangster.
But back to Blake: Who would have guessed that behind those red-tinted ski goggles was one of America’s brightest future stars?
When we get to Blake Lively-level fame, we’ll dig out some of the old puberty pics to post to social media, too. But until then, they’re doing just fine in that cardboard box in the basement marked, “DO NOT OPEN.”