12 unbelievable LGBT celeb glo ups
Just like us regular plebs, celebrities used to be young – and made the transition from geeky cute kids to awkward teenagers to beautiful, flawless adults.
We’ve opted to contrast mostly cute kiddy pics with adult snaps here, though glo up is technically defined as ‘when someone becomes really attractive or hot after puberty’.
From Kristen Stewart to Demi Lovato, here are some of our favourite LGBT glo up stars.
Model and actress Cara Delevingne, who has been involved in high-profile relationships with other famous women, previously defined her sexuality as “fluid”, and recently spoke out about coming to terms with being genderfluid.
That’s so Raven! Raven seemingly came out in 2012 when she applauded the legalisation of same-sex marriage, saying: “I can finally get married!”.
She later issued an official statement saying that her sexual orientation belonged to her and her the person she is dating – not the public, but then in a segment on The View in March 2016 on the classy ways which women can reject men, she simply said “I’m a lesbian, so good luck… and no, I won’t do that!”
Demi Lovato, a longtime LGBT advocate and singer, revealed last year that she was open to dating women, saying: “That’s how I’ve always felt.”
The Barney and Friends child star also opened up about her sexual orientation, saying: “I’m very fluid, and I think love is love. You can find it in any gender.
“I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”
At just nine-years-old, Anna Paquin launched her acting career with a role The Piano. She then grew up and has had roles in US TV series True Blood and the X-Men franchise. Way back in 2010, Paquin said she was bemused at all the fuss around her coming out as bisexual.
“It wasn’t like it was a big secret,” she explained. “I’m not someone who endlessly talks about her personal life for no reason, but obviously, as someone who identifies as bisexual, those are issues I really care about and frankly, I don’t see why everyone doesn’t care about them.”
Hannah Montana child star Miley Cyrus certainly shook off her cute Disney reputation. Since becoming a grownup she identifies as pansexual, and has referred to herself as “a gender-neutral, sexually fluid person.”
Previously, Cyrus opened up about her struggle coming to terms with her identity.
“My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box,” she said.
“I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl,” she added.
Jodie Foster has become one of the most well-known LGBT personalities in Hollywood.
She married her partner, Alexandra Hedison, in 2014 – after dating for a year.
Foster started acting when she was just three years old, and as a teen had roles in Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone, and Freaky Friday.
Evan Rachel Wood
Another child star, Evan Rachel Wood came out as bisexual in 2011 and previously recalled that hearing an actor say the word ‘bisexual’ in her youth made her understand who she was and that she did not feel marginalised at all.
“It made me feel less crazy. It made me feel less alone. It gave me hope.”
Before starring in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, Bella Thorne played a young Taylor Townsend in The O.C. Bella has spoken about how studios questioned her “image” after she came out as bisexual in 2016.
She confirmed she was bisexual on Twitter when asked by a fan. She simply responded “yes” to the question.
Janelle Monáe came out as queer just last month, and described herself as “a queer black woman” who wasn’t sure if she was bisexual or pansexual, adding: “I’m open to learning more about who I am.”
“Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf**ker,” she explained.
Drew Barrymore made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg’s film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
The Santa Clarita Diet star came out as bisexual in 2003. She has been married three times, to Jeremy Thomas, Tom Green and Will Kopelman.
She previously said of her sexuality: “Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual.”
Inception star Ellen Page came out as gay in an incredibly moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign back in 2014. She said she was “tired of lying by omission.”
The star has since strongly campaigned for LGBT+ rights and has said she wished she had come out sooner.
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Before becoming an adult, however, Page’s first acting gig was in 1997 at age ten in the CBC television movie Pit Pony, which later became a television series.
Back when she was a kid, she starred alongside Jodie Foster in Panic Room. Foster was finally given the honour of her own spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year – and Stewart presented her with the honour.