Blake is the prettiest girl in the world. There, we said it. She is tall and willowy, with the most perfect shapely legs ever to strap on a pair of Loubies. It goes without saying that pretty much any time she does her hair, she will set a trend — even if you’re sitting at home all “Fishtail?! I’ve been wearing that since I gained the necessary dexterity in fourth grade!” Well, guess what, she wore it on the red carpet — so now it is fashion law.

But she hasn’t always had such elegance and grace. While she’s never confirmed that she’s had any work done, there is a HUGE difference between what she looks like now, and what she looked like before Serena van der Woodsen (or even Bridget Vreeland) was a household name. Take a look:

Blake Lively in a 2002 HS Yearbook Picture — Splash Exclusive Blake Lively in a 2002 HS Yearbook Picture — Splash Exclusive Blake Lively in a 2002 HS Yearbook Picture — Splash Exclusive Photo Credit: Splash News
Wow. Hard to believe this is even the same girl! She’s always been cute, but with her janky teeth and questionable fashions, it’s a wonder she became the flawless muse of fashion designers around the world. If only we had grown out of our awkward phase so well…