As much as we like to cancel them whenever they take one wrong step, celebrities—be it movie stars, pop singers or iconic socialites—have some obligations most of us don’t. One of them being that they always have to look flawless, and as you can imagine, that takes a lot of effort.
Because most of us can’t even begin to imagine what individuals like Rihanna, Beyoncé or Kim Kardashian would look like were they ‘ordinary’ people, artist Planet Hiltron did the work for us using Photoshop—and the results are absolutely hilarious! Here’s what 23 of the world’s most well-known people would look like if they were never famous:
The world’s highest-paid actress both in 2018 and 2019, Johansson has been featured multiple times on the Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. And for good reasons! Her films have grossed over $14.3 billion worldwide, making Johansson the ninth-highest-grossing box office star of all time. But what if the actress had never landed a role in the first place? Would she rock such a terrible haircut?
At the time, Stewart apologised for the “momentary indiscretion” that “jeopardised the most important thing” in her life, her relationship with Pattinson. Little did she know, she would now have to apologise again for this eye-watering image.
Aniston rose to international fame for her role as Rachel Green on the TV sitcom Friends. She has since played starring roles in numerous dramas, comedies and romantic comedies. Her biggest box office successes include Bruce Almighty, Marley & Me, Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers, each of which grossed over $200 million in worldwide box office receipts.
The actress has also been included in numerous magazines’ list of the world’s most beautiful women. But what would they have said about this alternate version of Aniston?
Oh, and what about this one?
You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words… Well, enough said here.
Let’s be honest, Paltrow is probably one of the only celebrities out there who seems to not have a single care about what people think of her. The Oscar-winning actress has previously entertained us with her, um, unique opinions on everything from vaginal steaming (a classic) to coining the phrase ‘conscious uncoupling’ when announcing her split with Chris Martin on her lifestyle site goop.
You do you, boo.
Now that she’s finally free, just let Britney be Britney, please.
Britney’s one thing, Madonna on the other hand… If you search ‘Madonna’ on Google, among the search engine’s ‘People also ask’ recommendations you’ll see the question: ‘What happened to Madonna the singer?’ and we’d like to have an answer too.
Lohan is giving us Dolly Parton vibes in this image (though less perfect, duh) so we can’t think of anything mean to say really.
Sadly, Pitt and Jolie aren’t together anymore so this lovely sight is something we’ll never be able to witness.
Of course Planet Hiltron imagined Parker as a horse enthusiast. Can you see the resemblance?
Now that Lopez is officially back with Ben Affleck, we can split the beans. Did you know that the actor has a huge painting of both of them above his bed? And yes, they’re in their birthday suits.
She looks the same to us. What changed?
David and Victoria Beckham are one of Hollywood’s longest-standing couples for good reason: these two have been through the wringer together—but not as much as the two above though…
To be honest, we would look like this too if we had been married to Tom Cruise for over a decade.
After over a year of friendship—and talking on the phone constantly—Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to test out their relationship romantically in 2001. Their first official date was at celeb-favourite restaurant Nobu and according to more lyrics from Jay-Z’s ‘Everything Is Love’, the rapper brought a friend to dinner. In the song, he called that choice his “first foolish mistake.”
Where would have the couple gone had they not been famous?
Known for primarily playing femme fatales and women of mystery on film and television, Stone became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 90s and is the recipient of various accolades. Well, well, well, how the tables have turned.
Riri would definitely still slay as an everyday person.
We’re all thinking the same thing: this is what they would look like if they had never been able to afford all the plastic surgery procedures they’ve undergone.
Oh speaking of Tom Cruise, would you look at this. That’s what we call karma.
Depp was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school when he was 15, and fronted a series of garage bands. When he married Lori Anne Allison, he took a job as a ballpoint-pen salesman to support the family. A visit to Los Angeles with his wife, however, happened to be a blessing in disguise, when he met up with actor Nicolas Cage, who advised him to turn to acting—which culminated in Depp’s film debut in the low-budget horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street, where he played a teenager who falls prey to dream-stalking demon Freddy Krueger. Talk about luck, huh?
This image is already iconic, having circulated online for some years now. Who’s gonna tell Planet Hiltron we now need an updated version with Kim and Pete?
It’s simply impossible to picture Paris Hilton as anything but filthy rich.
Last but not least, Miley Cyrus definitely looks like she’s embracing her country roots.
Hidreley Diao, an infamously popular digital artist wielding the power of AI for his creations, previously took the internet by storm with his real-life depictions of cartoon characters. However, that is just the latest series as part of his collection of works. In an older series which deserves much appreciation, Diao utilised both AI technology and digital software to create modern-day impressions of deceased celebrities—basically, if they had lived, what would they look like now? The results are mind-blowing!