16 Actors From Your Childhood Who Actually Grew Up To Be Hot As F*ck

As a kid, we all go through that dreadfully awkward stage.

You know, those dark brace-face days before we discovered contact lenses and hair straighteners.

Well, if those thoughts bring back some pretty ugly memories, you'll be glad to know you're not the only one who cringes every time you think back to your eighth grade yearbook pictures.

The truth is no one, including celebrities, can escape the wrath of these awkward middle school years. Plus, they probably had it worse than you because they had to stand in the spotlight during their super awkward phase.

The Internet recently took notice of how much Alexa Vega has changed since her geeky pre-teen days of starring in the movie "Spy Kids," but she's not the only celeb who looks completely different now.

All of the child stars we watched back in the day all grown up now, and although you'd never believe it, some of them are actually pretty damn smoking hot.

Seriously, it's amazing what puberty, a haircut and some makeup can do for a person.

Take a look at the pictures below to see these child actors who grew up to be hot.

Abigail Breslin from the movie "Little Miss Sunshine"

Alexa Vega from the movie "Spy Kids"

Joseph Gordon-Levitt from the show "Third Rock From The Sun"

Dakota Fanning from the movie "Charlotte's Web"

Zac Efron from the movie "High School Musical"

Shia LaBeouf from the show "Even Stevens"

Tatyana Ali from the show "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"

Jeremy Sumpter from the movie "Peter Pan"

Jonathan Lipnicki from the movie "Stuart Little"

Kristen Stewart from the movie "Catch That Kid"

Madeline Zima from the show "The Nanny"

Malcolm David Kelley from the show "Lost"

Matthew Lewis from the movie "Harry Potter"

Michelle Trachtenberg from the show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

Miley Cyrus from the show "Hanna Montana"

Nicholas Hoult from the movie "About A Boy"