12 nerdy child stars that blossomed into super-hot adults

the neville longbottom effect

Illustration by Liz Riccardi

If there is anything more satisfying than gratuitously salivating over nerdy child actors who’ve blossomed into beautiful swans, the collective Internet has yet to find it. Matthew Lewis—better known as Neville Longbottom—is a prime example of this. Sure, sure life happens to all of us; our bodies grow and mature into themselves, but damn, Neville Longbottom! Talk about putting a spell on us. The fascination with Lewis is mind boggling, but he isn’t the only child actor out there who's emerged from the awkward-phase cocoon as a beautiful butterfly. Ahead, meet 12 other celebs who blossomed into beautiful, super-hot adults.

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