Ashley Graham
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We know Ashley Graham as the curvy, confident supermodel who has graced the covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Vogue.

But before the 29-year-old was an international sensation, she was a glasses-wearing, slightly awkward (but adorable!) teen who was still experimenting with her look. 

#Relatable.

Here are 15 throwback photos of Graham that prove supermodels totally have "awkward stages," too.

Graham has *always* been a model.

Ashley Graham as a kid
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"I was posing then, just like I'm posing now!" she noted in the caption of her Instagram #TBT.

But even a future cover girl isn't immune to a regrettable hair cut.

Ashley Graham before she was a model
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"Yes, that's me with the unfortunate hair cut," Graham joked.

Graham was a self-proclaimed "tomboy."

Ashley Graham as a kid
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"Remember these little scooter things?! What are they called?" Graham asked her Instagram followers. "And you can't tell me nothing about my white tube socks."

But she wasn't afraid to unleash her inner cheerleader.

Ashley Graham cheerleading outfit
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"I was 12 years old here wearing my mom's high school cheerleading outfit," Graham said.

How precious is Graham's toothless grin?

Ashley Graham as a kid
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She has a perfect smile — with or without teeth!

Her childhood Halloween costumes were top-notch.

Ashley Graham old photos
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"I honestly don't remember what this costume was," Graham admitted on Instagram.

Fringe denim skirt and exposed midriff? Graham was definitely a typical teen in the early '00s.

Ashley Graham at age 15
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"When I was 15 yrs old in Germany and fringe was everything!" Graham captioned this shot, adding the hashtag #babyface. 

Unsurprisingly, the supermodel always shined on school picture day.

Ashley Graham as a kid
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Ah, middle school ~fashion~

Ashley Graham before she was a model
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"I was convinced I was Scary Spice the majority of middle school," Graham revealed. "And not much has changed."

Before she turned to modeling, Graham was on track to become the next pop star. (Click for video)

"If this whole modeling thing doesn't workout, I always have my singing career to fall back on!" Graham wrote on Instagram. "And don't be jelly of my haircut, I know I was fly!"

Check out her first Polaroids for Ford models.

Ashley Graham throwback photos
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"MAN, my look has changed!" Graham exclaimed in her caption.

Such gems!

Ashley Graham original Polaroids
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Family was everything to Graham.

Ashley Graham throwback photos
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"I wish we all loved closer," Graham confessed on Insta. "Nothing can break a sisters bond."

Awe, Baby Ashley.

Ashley Graham as a baby
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"It's crazy how much I look like my mom here!" Graham wrote.

We totally heart Graham's #TBTs.

Ashley Graham as a kid
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