You Have to See Bachelor Star Colton Underwood's High School Pic

The reality star is proof that glow ups are real

By Chris Harnick Jan 31, 2019 3:43 PMTags
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Have you ever seen a suit this big?! The Bachelor star Colton Underwood took to Instagram for the ultimate transformation post.

The 27-year-old reality star, who is currently the suitor on ABC's The Bachelor season 23, posted a side-by-side image of him back in his high school days with him now and said, "It's crazy what a tailor and some confidence can do for a person."

Colton, who used to play for the San Diego Chargers, opened up about his awkward teen years during an appearance on the Ladygang Podcast.

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"I had curly hair, braces, pimples, you talk about going through puberty and the worst things that go with it, I had it, for sure," Colton said. "And then I had a bottom retainer, so my lisp was really bad. I still have a minor one when I get really excited."

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Colton is now searching for love on The Bachelor. He recently told press he's the happiest he's ever been.

"I would say I am the happiest I have ever been right now, and it's because I really have an understanding of who I am. Obviously, I have a long way to go; I have a long way to grow up," Colton said on a conference call. "I'm not perfect, but I think having that realization. I think for the longest time, I put on this front like everything was great, you know, I had it all, you know. But I had a successful career, you know.  I was- I had a great family.  I had been a relationship before.

"But I would say now more than ever, I'm the happiest, because, you know, I really have a sense of who I am, and what I want to become. You know, I might not have it all figured out; I might not have all the answers. But, I at least, like, have a sense of what I want out of life," he continued.

The Bachelor airs Mondays, 8 p.m. on ABC.