Many of us were both physically and socially awkward in middle school. (And if you weren't, color me jealous!) And while the, "Celebrities! They're just like us!" line tends to get old, sometimes it's very, very true. Take a look at Hollywood darlings Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel. Few would deny that they're two of the most gorgeous women on TV, and it's hard to believe that either went through an awkward phase. But even these two lovely ladies had their not-so-attractive years. Click here to see the evidence!

As someone who was bullied for my looks in school, I can honestly say that these belong in some sort of "It Gets Better" project. Adolescence is rough and seemingly never-ending when you look awkward, and I would have loved to know there was a light at the end of the tunnel! And while the Internet may be filled with things that are no good for middle school students to see, at least it also provides them with hopeful images like these. [via Buzzfeed]

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