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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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No one's immune to those awkward teen beauty blunders, and that includes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

As a Victoria's Secret Angel alum and all-around bombshell, Rosie's rarely caught in less-than-flattering photos. And apparently, that covers any embarrassing childhood candids as well, because when a home hair dye experiment ended in disaster for the supermodel, she managed to duck out of family photos for more than a year.

"When I was about 14 I had pestered and pestered my mum to get a box of hair dye with brush-on highlights, and I ended up with two massive peroxide streaks, like a badger. I remember crumbling on to the bathroom floor screaming at my mother, 'You ruined my life!' and sobbing my eyes out," Rosie dished to Stella magazine, the lifestyle arm of The Telegraph.

"I think we bought about 10 boxes of hair dye to try and color it back and it just ended up a kind of murky red and really damaged. There are no photographs of me for that whole year: My dad could never find photographs of me turning 14 to 15. I think I refused to have any taken."

Happily, the year sans photos didn't set her modeling career back (she was discovered at age 16, FYI). And by the looks of it, Rosie hasn't had a bad hair day since her badger-colored lock debacle.

Don't sweat the beauty blunder, Rosie—it's nice to know you're like the rest of us.