Talent may be God-given, but the flawless skin and hair that these celebs sprouted after achieving fame were definitely store bought.
Here’s a look at eight celebrities who would probably blend into the crowd rather than stand out in it before they were famous:
Robert Downey Jr.
If Robert Downey Jr. can make the transition from ordinary to amazing, then perhaps becoming a star isn’t all that difficult – The precise thought that inspired many a Jackky Bhagnani movie.

Robert Downey Jr.

Kim Kardashian
Forgive us, but had makeup not been invented, we wonder how many people would have wanted to keep up with this particular Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian

Sandra Bullock

In an award acceptance speech, the Gravity actress once admitted, “I am really grateful to Hollywood,” but we didn’t know how literally she meant it until we got ahold of her before and after pictures.

 

Sandra Bullock

Jennifer Aniston
Yes, even Jennifer Aniston once battled with frizzy hair like the rest of us mortals and no, she wasn’t born looking dropdead gorgeous. Now who’d have thunk that?

Jennifer Aniston
Nicki Minaj
If being famous means getting yourself treated over and over again to resemble a porcelain doll, we sure wouldn’t mind if Nicki Minaj had lived in obscurity for all her life.

Nicki Minaj
Madonna
Scoff if you must, but the bucks that this pop diva has invested in the cosmetic industry to transform from that to THAT is probably what’s keeping the economy afloat.

Madonna
Pamela Anderson
Blond, busty and hot. That about describes everything that the pre-Baywatch Pamela was not.

Pamela Anderson
Courteney Cox
Looking at the dazzling transition that Courteney made from not to hot, we can finally understand why people could kill to become famous.

Courtney Cox

Which celeb transformation did you find the most shocking? Let us know in the comments box below!