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There is a magical phenomenon called “Longbottoming,” when an awkward-looking kid turns into a fine-looking adult. It is named after the patron saint of Longbottoming, Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the “Harry Potter” movies. When Matthew was a kid, he looked like this:
And now, he looks like this:
This is a transformation no one saw coming. With child actors, puberty can go one of two ways and when it’s bad, some of them end up fading into obscurity, living life among the common people. When the stars align and a goofy kid is blessed with an unexpectedly swan-like transformation, it’s a Longbottom for sure. All hail the best glow-ups of all time! Vote your favorite to the top!