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Naya Rivera looked completely different before Glee

Wow! People really do change! It turns out Naya Rivera looked completely different before her stint on Glee. You have to see this to believe it.

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We did not see this coming! It turns out it hasn’t just been Naya Rivera’s career that has blossomed since Glee — the actress actually looks nearly unrecognizable from her younger self.

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E! News has gently pointed out the transformation, but we had to see it for ourselves to believe it. Yup, Rivera definitely doesn’t look like a little girl anymore. To be honest, she looks like a brand new person. The photo on the left was taken in 2006, when Naya was just a fresh-faced 19-year-old, and clearly shows the actress’s fuller face as well as a mole under her lower lip. We may have spotted a much smaller chest as well.

Rivera had the mole removed before working on Glee but denied have any plastic surgery. We might be a little skeptical about that, or maybe the actress just has access to some pretty advanced push-up bras. Who knows? One thing is clear: Naya was gorgeous since infancy.

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Before nabbing the role of Santana Lopez, Rivera appeared in several episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters and Smart Guy. What do you think of her transformation? Do you think it’s all natural?

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