In Hollywood, defying age is practically the norm, as celebrities do anything and everything to look and stay as young as they can get away with. The less wrinkles or loose hanging skin, the better, it seems. It’s easy to admire those who try to stay fit and young by natural means, like when we see posts of our faves sweating it out with a personal trainer or eating healthy and drinking lots of water. But come on, no one can look that perfect without a little extra help from their favorite plastic surgeon, no matter how much they exercise or avoid fatty foods. Celebrities are as flawed as the rest of us and they will have to accept getting older eventually.
We can anticipate what we may look like several years down the road through websites like In20Years.com, in which you upload a photo of yourself and the site simulates what you might look like 20 years from now. Trying this on celebrity photos, we can see if our faves will age like a fine wine or go running to their plastic surgeons in a panic.
15 Zac Efron
It’s been a long road from his days in the High School Musical film franchise, where he played heartthrob Troy Bolton, but that will probably be the role Zac Efron is most remembered for. It certainly launched his career and helped him make a name for himself as an A-lister in the Hollywood circuit, not to mention a constant in sexiest men lists. After all, he won an MTV Movie Award for Best Shirtless Performance and he accepted his reward by stripping off his shirt. His personal life has always been tabloid fodder as well, due in part to his romance with his High School Musical onscreen partner Vanessa Hudgens, who became his girlfriend in real life for a time. They have since moved on from those days and Efron has carved a successful career on his own as an adult actor, though most of his roles still require him to flaunt that super toned torso! In 20 years, he still would seem to have retained his looks.
14 Kylie Jenner
She seems to be following in the footsteps of her big sister Kim Kardashian, not just in body type and facial features, but also when it comes to her public displays of affection. Just like her older sister, Kylie Jenner is either someone you love or someone you hate, but there’s no in-between. Yes, she’s one of the most-followed celebrities on social media, but it doesn’t change the fact that many people think she’s trashy. But she might as well flaunt it while she’s still got it, now that she’s young and relatively hot, by some people’s standards. Her photo prediction in 20 years shows a good amount of wrinkles and lines on her face. Since she is said to have already had some work done (her lips, in particular), we wouldn’t put it past her to undergo even more procedures as she gets older to defy age.
13 Nick Jonas
It’s hard being part of a singing group because it’s so easy to get overshadowed by other members—especially if those other band members are your brothers. But the Jonas brothers are one of the few boy bands that saw all its three members reach equal levels of success and fame. Nick Jonas is the youngest of the three brothers and after the group disbanded, he launched a solo music career, doing a re-release of his self-titled album Nick Jonas X2 in 2015. This, along with his regular gym workouts, and provocative photo shoots, afforded him the status of “sex symbol,” though he has often rejected the title. If the age predictor website is any indication, he would do well to make the most of his good looks in his youth, as he doesn’t look like he will age all that gracefully.
12 Reese Witherspoon
One of the reasons Reese Witherspoon has been able to survive under the harsh glare of the spotlight is that she had very down-to-earth values and was raised by a grounded, optimistic mother. According to the Daily Mail, the petite Witherspoon had it rough when she was just starting out in Hollywood. She’d constantly get told to her face that she wasn’t pretty enough or tall enough to succeed in the business. Many blockbuster movies and an Oscar later, her naysayers were clearly wrong. Not only is Witherspoon looked up to as a versatile actress, but she’s quite the fashion plate too, as she’s constantly photographed strutting around Los Angeles in the cutest outfits that make her look so put-together, from the sun glasses she sports, down to the color nail polish she wears. She may have a naturally young face, but only time will tell if she can retain that youthful glow as she ages.
11 Kendall Jenner
She was but a child when the world was first introduced to Kendall Jenner in her family’s reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Even as a little girl, she showed promise of growing up to be a real looker, with her alabaster skin, almond-shaped brown eyes, and long brown locks. But like all teenagers, she went through a phase of having to deal with a bad case of acne. Jenner has said that bad skin was her biggest insecurity growing up, to the point that she couldn’t look people in the eye when talking to them for fear of being mocked. But thanks to the best dermatologists money could pay for, her skin eventually cleared up and she has gone on to become one of today’s most sought-after fashion models. She shows promise of aging well, no doubt thanks to a combination of genes and maybe some minor procedures here and there.
10 Selena Gomez
One of the downsides of starting out in Hollywood as a child star is you never quite outgrow that little girl image. This is why many child actors who tried to transition into adult roles would go to extremes to tell the whole world that they’re all grown up. But this tactic would never seem to work for Selena Gomez, though she’s still wildly popular today as a celebrity in her early twenties. She gives off that hot schoolgirl vibe because of her womanly figure contrasting with her baby face. Gomez has her good genes to thank for always looking naturally young, which may be detrimental when she’s in her twenties, but something that she will definitely benefit from when she hits her forties. This photo shows that aging her up two decades indicates just a slight change in her facial features, with a couple of laugh lines around her mouth as the only difference.
9 George Clooney
He used to be a confirmed ole bachelor, made more eligible by the fact that he’s worth millions of dollars as a movie actor, director, and producer. But all that changed when George Clooney met his wife Amal and fell head over heels. The man who previously swore off marriage after the failure of his first one is now a proud father to twins and it seems that all he needed was to find the right woman to settle down. Ever since we can remember, he has been one specimen of a man, from his days in the TV show ER, to his roles in the films Oceans 11 and its sequels, to today, as a producer and philanthropist. Like Sean Connery, he seems to only be getting better-looking with age. Throw in complete contentment as a husband and brand-new father and Clooney will likely continue getting hotter with age.
At 29, British singer-songwriter Adele has accomplished much in such short a time and not just in her home country, but across the pond, as well. Her debut album 19 was released in 2008 to rave reviews and immense commercial success, having been certified three times platinum in the US. For the album, she received two Grammy Awards, which is no mean feat for a rookie in the music industry. Her second studio album in 2012 was no less successful and further cemented her status as a music great in modern times. Her third album 25 brought her total number of record sales in her career to more than 100 million, making her one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. In 20 years, she would probably look significantly older than how she looks today, based on the In20years.com’s age simulator.
7 Kanye West
He’s constantly in the news, but always for the wrong reasons and he’s always painted in a bad light. Whether Kanye West is just showing his true colors to the public or he’s putting up a front just to get attention, the fact of the matter is, he is known as a jerk. Even President Barrack Obama once called him a jackass, a name that West has earned through his antics. There was the time he interrupted Taylor Swift’s awards acceptance speech at the VMAs. Then there were his other absurd statements, like declaring he was running for president in 2020, saying during a concert that he would have voted for Donald Trump if he bothered to vote, and finally, meeting with Trump to talk about various social issues. But as the saying goes, bad publicity is better than no publicity, and West is proof of this, as he’s still worth millions due to record sales and successful projects as a producer.
6 Daniel Craig
In a long line of actors who can credit taking on the role of James Bond to their rise to fame, it’s but natural for many of them to question if they’re to be typecast for the rest of their career to the famous role. Daniel Craig, who is the latest actor to play agent 007, is no exception, as he had initially said that he was done reprising the role, but apparently recanted that declaration. Rumor has it that it’s practically a done deal that he will once again be playing the hot-shot agent in the franchise’s pivotal 25th film. Despite numerous vehement protests when Craig was first chosen to play the role as Pierce Brosnan’s successor, critics and the public surprisingly took to him, as he wasn’t the usual smooth-talking, swashbuckling ladies’ man. Rather, he was rough around the edges, which made for a different take on the character. Whether he retains his looks as he ages, though, remains to be seen.
5 Justin Bieber
Back when he was just starting out in the music business as a young teenager, Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber became an instant hit with his pre-teen fan base, when he released his hit song Baby, which is his most successful single to date. When his audience grew up and outgrew him, he changed up his music style so that it had a more upbeat, mature sound to it. But unfortunately, he has landed in tabloids not just for his music, but also for his personal life, which included legal troubles, such as reckless driving, driving under the influence, vandalism, and the latest incident, inadvertently injuring a paparazzi photographer. However, these personal hiccups have not deterred his success, having sold an estimated 100 million records, making him one of the highest earning musical artists in the world. He ought to take care of his looks though because if he doesn’t, he may not look better with age.
4 Gigi Hadid
She and her sister Bella seem to be all over the news nowadays, sometimes for their personal lives more than their professional accomplishments. American fashion model and TV personality Gigi Hadid is arguably today’s “it” girl, as she’s constantly being photographed and is one of the most followed people on social media. The stunner was actually born with a silver spoon in her mouth and was even part of the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills through her mother, Yolanda Hadid. But the young Hadid has carved a name for herself as a model and brand ambassador for Maybelline. She has walked the runway for the fashion lines of brands such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, and Max Mara. Based on the website age generator, it’s surprising to see an aged Hadid not looking too fine because if her mother is any indication, aging gracefully is supposed to be in their genes.
3 Amy Schumer
When news broke that filmmakers would be developing a live action film about Barbie, people expected that a skinny blonde actress would be cast in the role or at least someone who remotely resembled the model-sized doll. To everyone’s surprise, comedian Amy Schumer was cast in the role. Some were delighted by this break in convention, but there were the usual cynics who expressed disapproval over the choice. As a result, she was hurled insults at and fat shamed. But like the outspoken person that she is, she fought back and said she refused to be made to feel bad about her body. Of her haters? She just decided to laugh at them and ignore them, encouraging her supportive fans to follow suit. In the end, all that controversy was for naught, as Schumer was forced to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. She may or may not age gracefully, but it doesn’t matter, as it’s her brand of comedy that catapulted her to success, not her looks.
2 Taylor Swift
Being talented, rich, famous, tall, and beautiful could very well be an indication that Taylor Swift has it all. After all, many may say that she deserves the success she’s experiencing now because the road getting there was certainly not paved. But she has since become one of the most successful recording artists of all time, which is no mean feat for someone in her twenties. Unfortunately, possessing all these traits also means that she is paparazzi fodder 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Swift appeals to both men and women, which accounts for her immense popularity. Girls can relate to her catchy tunes and the meaning behind the lyrics, as she composes songs about her life experiences. Guys don’t necessarily get her songs, but they think she’s smoking hot. Her current beauty may be an indication that youth is on her side. Once she ages, who knows if she’ll still have that pretty face?
1 Ed Sheeran
He isn’t conventionally handsome in any shape or form. Conventional, of course, in terms of the entertainment industry’s standards. But English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran has managed to capture many hearts with his soulful singing voice and amazing song writing skills, having written a fair amount of songs not just for his own albums, but for other equally successful musical artists as well. His flaming red hair has certainly given him that distinctive look that has greatly aided in his success. Among his hit songs are Photograph, A-Team, Thinking Out Loud, and Shape of You, which is from his latest hit album. The Brit even made a cameo in the first episode of Game of Throne’s seventh season! Even though aging him up by two decades indicates that he may not be the type to age gracefully, it won’t matter; no one can take away his musical talent anyway!