Ariana Grande Before and After – See How Much She’s Changed!

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The petite brunette with the big ponytail and big voice hasn’t always looked the same. Believe it or not, Ariana Grande once experimented with different hairstyles. In fact, she wasn’t always so shockingly thin.

We’ve scanned the internet far and wide for Ariana Grande’s before and after photos to prove just how much the popstar has changed over the years.

Once upon a time, before the dainty diva became the pop princess of our generation, Ariana was an adorable babe who sported natural dark curls. Born to Italian parents, Joan Grande and Edward Butera, the Sweetener star let her Mediterranean looks shine when she was just a young (and toothless) girl.

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Long before her days as a singer and that huge ponytail, the Thank U, Next artist started her days off as a Broadway superstar, starring in productions like Wizard of Oz, Annie and 13.

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What changed? It’s safe to say Ari has gone through a shocking transformation over the years.

Check out these then and now images of Ariana. Before fame and prior to turning into a red vixen, Ari looked like your regular girl next door. The images on the right are of course what she looks like today!

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When she reached her teenage years, Ariana went on to become a Nickelodeon sweetheart. Her Sam & Cat and Victorious days saw the singer donning fiery red locks and looking totally different from her current self!

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Ariana’s lips were thinner, her hair was a totally different color, her nose looked poles apart from what it is now and her body was a lot fuller.

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To be fair, the Dangerous Woman’s drastic change is probably due to puberty. Some of these photos were taken up to 8 years ago, after all. However, some believe Ariana has undergone plastic surgery.

It’s thought she may have had a brow lift, a nose job and lip injections.

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The biggest and most obvious change in these photos is Ariana’s weight. Losing a few pounds may have contributed to this drastic transformation. Extreme weight loss can after all, make you look like a totally different person.

Or perhaps it’s makeup tricks using her latest brand r.e.m Beauty. Simple highlighting and contouring techniques can transform everything – including the nose.

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As a young girl with zero fake lashes, amateur makeup and basic lipstick, these photos of Ariana side-by-side are truly mind-blowing. It’s amazing what cosmetics can do for you!

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There’s no doubt that Ariana also likes to wear a bit (too much) of tan to spice up her look. Makeup and tan combined have certainly transformed Ariana into somebody new.

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Before fame, it was very rare to see Ariana swear by an up-do. She was so proud of her red hair, that she’d almost always wear it down, and straight. In our list of Ariana facts, we revealed that the over-dying and straightening of her hair caused hair-loss, hence the reason why she now wears it up so often.

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She may have cut the carbs, stepped up her makeup game and adopted a signature ponytail to change her look, but one thing Ariana hasn’t changed is her voice, and that’s all that matters, really. As long as Ariana keeps giving us chills with her vocals and stays healthy, she can look how she wants!

Stay cute, Ari!

Oh and before we forget, just for fun, we’ve also got a photo of Ariana way, way before her days of being Grande. Prepare yourself – this baby photo of Ari might make you swoon!

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Obsessed with Ari? We’ve selected the best Ariana Grande merch to get your hands on ranging from pillows to phone cases!



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Angela Stephanou

Angela Stephanou

Owner and chief editor of Tell Tales. Angela has a BA in Communications and oversees the content and strategy across Tell Tales, building an audience of pop culture junkies like herself. Her social media follows have more celebrities than real-life friends, music runs through her veins and she’d much rather be glued to her TV screen, piled under an array of snacks than go out on a Friday night. Angela’s guilty pleasure is watching cheesy reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but she’s also a sucker for all things Marvel and DC - two entirely different worlds, we know.

3 Responses

  1. Elizabeth is a queen, ariana is a singer, she hasnt saved anyone’s life or done anything important for the world, shes just an entertainer

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