The celebrity world is full of beautiful people. They always have the most glamorous outfits, perfect hair, professional makeup and just a glow about them that proves their beauty stands out more than others. Well after all, that is what money will get you and these stars have millions in the bank.
Anyone who has a beauty budget worth thousands of dollars a month and is paying someone to make them look like a star will rarely have an off day. But we remember these following stars before they got rich and it has been quite the transformation. Nobody likes looking back on awkward photos from when you were younger, but for these following celebs they probably don't like looking back on photos from when they were broke.
Nowadays, they will have a "glam squad" and access to free clothes from top designers - all because they have millions in the bank. We have put together the fifteen celebrities who have proven over the years that big money equals an instant upgrade on looks.
15 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner didn't have much of a choice when it came to being famous. Thrown into the spotlight when she was just eight years old, her family soared to great showbiz heights and she soon learned the golden rule of fame - looks go a long way.
Although the 18-year-old denies having had any plastic surgery, she has previously admitted to using temporary lip fillers. She told Wonderland magazine: "People think that I've had everything done. I thought it was going to chill down when I said, 'OK, I admit it, I got my lips done', I never lied, I just wasn't telling the whole truth." Earlier this year she also posted on Snapchat a bill for $1,100 for Sephora beauty products with the caption: "The damage is done." With that much cash in the beauty budget it's no wonder her looks have transformed over the years.
Now her famous pout has become a business of its own and thanks to the success of her lipgloss line she has an estimated net worth of $10 million. With her Instagram following at 64.8 million - Kylie has gone from the geeky kid to a multi-millionaire in just two years.
14 Mara Teigen
Earlier this year, there was one question everyone was asking: "Who on earth is Mara Teigen?" The 21-year-old model, and Angelina Jolie doppelganger, first started modelling in 2013 after appearing in Sports Illustrated. However, it wasn't until PopSugar wrote a feature on her likeness to Angelina, with their matching enviable pouts, that her now famous face when viral overnight.
She appeared in a lip gloss commercial alongside Kylie Jenner and she must have gained some makeup tips as her Instagram pics started to appear a lot more "polished" than her previous looks. Now with more than 650,000 Instagram followers she has plenty of sponsored posts bringing the money in and has even landed herself a famous boyfriend, NHL superstar Evander Kane. When the couple briefly split at the start of the year, Kane bought his stunning girlfriend a billboard above 1Oak nightclub when she was attending that night - it worked and won her over. Sweet move.
13 Hailey Baldwin
Hailey Baldwin burst onto the scene at the beginning of the year after she was photographed in the arms of Justin Bieber as the pair partied together in St Barts. Her Instagram following soared up to 6.2 million fans after she appeared on the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop Ralph Lauren, and Moschino. With such a surge of followers overnight, Hailey knew it was time to brush up on her selfie style.
Hailey went for a more cleaner haircut, dyed her locks bright blonde, and if the rumors are to be believed - she also had the same lip fillers as her BFF Kylie Jenner. Hailey denied all the claims and tweeted earlier this year: "Not gonna speak on this again but I’ve never had any lip fillers or anything done to my face."
Backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger Fall Show she was questioned on how she manages to upkeep such a stunning glow. The 21-year-old revealed: "Honestly, it’s kind of just my skin tone! I keep my makeup simple and just fresh, fresh." She also could have mentioned that now she is worth a fair bit of wedge, she has access to some of the worlds most talented makeup artists including Pat McGrath who works with Vogue. We would look glowing too if we had the best glam squad money can buy.
12 Taylor Swift
The major difference between the Taylor Swift we know today and old Taylor Swift is that now she is worth an eye-watering $308 million. She sure has come a long way since her very first boyfriend broke her heart and she picked up a guitar to get over it. Gone are the blonde, long corkscrews, and in now is her much shorter bob cut.
Taylor told InStyle magazine her biggest insecurity is around her eyes. She revealed: "I have blonde eyelashes and blonde eyebrows, so my typical insecurity is that my eyes go away when I don't have makeup on." Which is why nowadays she goes heavy with the liquid eyeliner.
Taylor won't have to worry about running out of eyeliner soon, as she placed in the top five highest paid musicians of 2015 following the huge success of her 1989 world tour, that landed her a payday of $61 million alone.
11 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is one of the most beautiful celebrities in showbiz right now. Although this throwback of her eight years ago shows just how much has really changed in her face. Blogger Plastic Surgery Girl commented on her nose: "This old photo shows how the bridge of her nose used to look slightly wider. Also, the tip of her nose looked more ball shaped and bulbous." There have also been rumors that she has had lip fillers and her eyes lifted too.
Becoming the megastar she is today has turned Ariana into a multi-millionaire with a staggering fortune of $10 million. Her transition from sweet Disney star to pop diva has almost come out of nowhere - just three years ago we would have been saying Ariana who? (Unless you were under the age of 12-years-old.)
Surgery aside, Ariana's top beauty secret is - well, stealing. Now she has enough cash to afford her own makeup artist, she also swipes her products whenever she isn't looking. She told Look magazine, "I take products from my make up artist and prat she doesn't notice. It's the best way to replenish!" That is certainly "stealing a look."
10 Megan Fox
30-year-old Megan Fox has been the envy of most women and fantasy of many men throughout her career. The Transformers actress has a signature sultry look, come-to-bed eyes and a pout to die for - but did she get a little help along the way? Like every other celebrity, she denies any plastic surgery has gone on and refuses to admit she has had lip fillers, Botox, cheek augmentations, or any other kind of surgical facial enhancement.
In an interview with Allure magazine, she claimed, "My lips are my lips" but she didn't dismiss surgery, adding: "I would encourage anyone to first speak with a therapist, to try and figure out where this want comes from, because a lot of times it’s not related to your teeth or your nose or your chin - the surgery is not going to alleviate that insecurity for you. If, then, you feel, this is something that I want to do, then do it. It’s amazing that we have the technology to do the stuff that we do."
With her own acting skills considered by many as being undesirable - perhaps Megan got ahead by piling a lot of her $5 million fortune into her face?
9 Alexa Chung
British born presenter and model Alexa Chung has come a long way since her not-so-stylish days. The style guru who has a net worth $8 million landed a job at Vogue as contributing editor and has obviously been rubbing shoulders with the right people to give her beauty tips.
Despite her front row lifestyle, opportunities to travel the world, and famous friends on speed dial - Alexa assures us that life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be. She first started her modelling career as a teenager, but this lead to a "distorted body image" and "low self-esteem." She has since campaigned for magazines to promote a more positive body image.
She also revealed what we all probably knew already - Instagram is a big lie. In an interview with The Telegraph she revealed, "No one is as happy as they seem on Instagram. Even friends of mine. I’ll say, 'Wow, that looked amazing!’ and they’ll be like, 'Nah, it wasn’t.’ I tell them, 'You need to stop putting that stuff up because it looks perfect.’ But then Instagram would be awful if it was reality, wouldn’t it? 'Here are my spaghetti hoops and me crying over EastEnders.’"
8 Blake Lively
The "Blake Lively has had a nose job" rumour has been around for years now and its no surprise to see why. Looking back on older pictures of the star show has drastically some of her features have changed including a thinner nose and prominent cheekbones. There were also long standing rumours that she had breast augmentation too, as nowadays she is cutting a curvier figure in red carpet gowns.
Blake has been in the spotlight since she was 11-years-old, perhaps she hasn't undergone surgery but instead can afford top make up artists as she is now worth an estimated $16 million. She told Harper's Bazaar, "The people that I work with, including hair and makeup artists, know me really well. When I find people that I like, I like to stay with them because I like their personalities. I always trust them."
So who is Blake's style hero? She revealed, "Sarah Jessica Parker is somebody who is more clean, slick, and fresh with her beauty and her wardrobe choices are so daring and exciting."
7 Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris is almost unrecognizable when looking at throwback pictures of the superstar DJ. The Scottish born 32-year-old has gone from mixing tracks in his bedroom to now filling arenas around the world and now has an estimated net worth of $66 million.
His shaggy hair and pale skin are a thing of the past as lately he has melted the hearts of many women after appearing in a skimpy pair of Calvin Kleins for an advert. Since his high profile break up from Taylor Swift, he has been getting his own back by appearing in a pair of blue Speedos on a guys holiday to Las Vegas. The This Is What You Came For DJ impressed with his gym-toned body and clearly is showing Taylor (who moved on pretty quick to British actor Tom Hiddleston) exactly what she is missing.
We're guessing Calvin, whose real name is Adam Wiles, won't be left on the single shelf for very long as already his ex-girlfriend Rita Ora is back on the scene. We would happily join the queue too.
6 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj argues her curves are all natural and any plastic surgeon that claims different will feel her wrath. Late last year, a plastic surgeon named Dr. Miami, who specializes in "Brazilian butt lifts", posted on his Snapchat a signed picture from Nicki. Not happy with the surgeons post and the insinuation he had helped her gain that famous derriere, Nicki tweeted him: "Did (you) put a pic of me on (your) Snapchat Monday? Someone took a screenshot. What were you insinuating? I'm unfamiliar with what you do."
The Anaconda singer revealed to Marie Claire magazine that she keeps her jaw-dropping curves by avoiding the gym. She said, "I don't work out. I hate it. When I feel I need to lose weight, I just change what I eat. I cut out carbs and sugar. I'll do water and protein and fruit."
Nicki, who is worth an estimated $77 million, also claims her looks are down to a creative make up team. She told International Business Times, "I’ve never had surgery on my face. When people see my makeup, they think all types of crazy things that I'm doing to my skin, but it's makeup."
5 Iggy Azalea
25-year-old Iggy Azalea previously confirmed to Vogue magazine that she had a boob job and also work done on her nose in 2014. She explained, "Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it's important to wait and make sure it's the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey." The rapper who is now worth $10 million finally had the cash to make the changes she wanted to her appearance.
The Fancy singer also explained, "It's no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself - and it's no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it's a tough journey. There are things that I didn't like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I've learned to accept. It's important to remember you can't change everything. You can never be perfect."
Iggy has had her fair share of the trolls online. After returning from a holiday with her basketball star fiancé Nick Young, she was attacked by haters for her clearly visible cellulite. She tweeted in response: "Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it's shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite."
4 Zac Efron
Zac Efron knows how to make the ladies fall at his feet - by always appearing polished to perfection every time he is out in public. There's no denying his smouldering eyes aren't down to a little help from the make up team but at least his piercing blue eyes are natural.
Most recently he has been spotted with ripped abs and a lot of extra muscle as he shoots scenes for Baywatch the movie. So what was his fitness secret to help him get into shape so quickly? Well he did have one of the best personal trainers in the world - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The pair, who star in the remake, Baywatch, formed a Ninja Warrior course on the film set and would work out together everyday. Their vigorous routine also included tire flipping races together and a very strict diet. Zac tweeted: "9 days of absolutely zero carbs and sugar. Only organic grass fed/free range protein and organic leafy greens."
At least all the hard work paid off and Zac now has an 8-pack and bulging biceps that is very far removed from his previous High School Musical image.
3 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is one of the most succesful and talented pop stars in the world. The 46-year-old Bronx born beauty has a staggering estimated net worth of $300 million and famous designers falling at her feet.
Many ask what her secret to ageless beauty is and how she has managed to never look older than 30 in her life. Despite the dodgy haircut and untamed brows, her throwback photos are almost identical. J-Lo's big beauty secret is to stick to the basics as she told Allure magazine: "I'm a big believer in the basics. Less is more. I get my cleanser from my dermatologist. I need a great cleanser because I’ve had to wear a lot of makeup for so many years. I use a very mild makeup remover and a very basic sunscreen-moisturizer combo, I and I try to get lots of sleep."
Although her natural beauty was scrutinized by a London-based plastic surgeon Dr. Ayham Al-Ayoubi who tweeted last year that her face had "many signs of plastic surgery." The American Idol judge replied to his tweet with a dignified: "Sorry Sir, but I have never had plastic surgery of any kind."
2 Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid is having a huge moment right now and is one of the most sought after models in the world since working with designers Guess, Versace, Chanel, Balmain, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria's Secret. When she starred in Calvin Harris' How Deep Is Your Love music video the world knew Gigi had landed. Although she is only 21-years-old, she has already grown her net worth to an estimated $4 million and she can command $125,000 - $300,000 for a single Instagram post.
Gigi can thank her mother, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster (now Yolanda Hadid), for her good looks, as she was a former model herself. However, throwback pictures of Gigi before she learned how to be paparazzi ready at all times prove that she does have a natural look hiding underneath perfect contouring.
Her beauty secret behind removing pimples is by simply using toothpaste. She revealed to Vogue magazine, "I just put it on (a pimple) at night before I go to sleep. Then I take (a small piece of) toilet paper, get it wet, put it on my finger and press it over the top, and peel (the excess paper off) around my finger. It dries kind of like a papier-mâché and it holds in the moisture and the toothpaste. In the morning, you just put a wet towel on it, and it all comes off." We will keep that one in mind, Gigi.
1 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is known for her famous selfie pout and flawless contouring, but one time she was just the daughter of O.J Simpson's lawyer, Rob Kardashian, and Paris Hilton's wardrobe organizer. There has been much speculation surrounding Kim's face over the years, as her look appears to be ever-changing, but we all know there is nothing she can't do with a beauty brush. It was actually her late father who first got her hooked on make up when he bought her professional make up lessons as a teenager. Kim told US Weekly, "I've been obsessed ever since."
Now nearly ten years since the Kardashian's first burst on the scene, the 35-year-old mother-of-two and wife of Kanye West is now worth an astonishing $100 million. The majority of her high earnings come from the viral success of her mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Within the first year of its release, it had 22.8 million players, made a revenue of $43.4 million, and had been played more than 5.7 billion minutes.
Kim has admitted before that she isn't as flash with her cash as people make out. She told MarketWatch, "I’m cheap about so many things. I look over everything. I would say I am pretty frugal. You know, I thought the more money I made, that I would spend more. And that’s the opposite. The more money that I make, the more I want to save." Although she will splash out the cash on her biggest love of all - make up.