If you grew up in the days before YouTubers, you knew Jeffree Star not as a beauty vlogger and indie makeup king, but as a megastar on Myspace and in the alternative music scene. 

Star's career path might have changed slightly throughout the years, but his dedication to breaking every rule possible — and his super-pink aesthetic — hasn't changed.

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When he had these glamour shots taken with a friend in the ninth grade.

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Then won the Best Hair superlative at his high school.

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And hadn't even changed his name to Jeffree Star yet.

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When he developed his signature pink 'do.

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Along with this white-blonde pixie.

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And those razor-sharp brows, which he's ditched since.

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And that was just before he became a high-key Myspace celebrity.

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Who posed on plush bedspreads with sky-high faux-hawks.

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And modeled in school buses — in outfits that were ironically in violation of most dress codes.

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And had multiple grills.

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Back when Beauty Killer was an electronica album instead of an eye shadow palette.

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Which led to photo shoots like this one.

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And this one.

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Oh, and THIS one.

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It was all very Myspace chic.

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His music landed him a a spot on the 2009 Warped Tour.

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And he had merchandise!

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Once, he even met a pre-Bangerz Miley Cyrus.

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And hung out with Kat Von D before you-know-what happened.

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Still, even way back then, it was all about the makeup for Jeffree.

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Some things just never change, I guess.

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