College Kids React To #10YearChallenge 2009 vs 2019
– Oh, dude! Rhett and Link
look much more professional. – (FBE) We have your first ever
profile picture on Facebook to show now.
– Noooo! (laughs) ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – Oh, yes! The 10 Year Challenge.
This is a good one. The glow up is real here.
– Ahh, the 2009 versus 2019 thing? They’re all so embarrassing!
– I participated in one, but I kinda trolled mine.
I was like, put a trash can then a trash can.
It was a 10-year difference. – I’ve seen a bunch of these
on Twitter, and it’s interesting how some people
look incredibly different. Then there’s a bunch of people
who looked like they haven’t changed since they were a kid.
– “2009 versus 2019. My mom used to say,
‘You can only go up from here.'” Ayyy.
She’s pretty! – “My mom used to say,
‘You can only go up from here.'” That’s so funny that her mom
said that to her. – Your mom’s a jerk!
That’s so messed up. You’re, like, 10 years old.
– Who’s a cute kid, though? My 10-year comparison,
I would be 12 years old. Yeah, I’m obviously gonna
look pretty [bleep] different from 12 years old.
Like, these two reasons right here. – Kevin Smith. Oh my gosh.
He lost so much weight. – I didn’t even know that Kevin Smith
was that big before. And I didn’t even know
that he was this fit either. I always thought he was
somewhere in between there. – Yes! We love a healthy
transformation, too. – Oh, dude. Kevin Smith
has had a phenomenal glow up. He is so in shape, and he still
rocks the same sized jacket. It’s hysterical.
– Gigi Gorgeous, yes! I love this one. – “2008 to 2018.
Born again, baby.” Whoa! That’s amazing!
Aww. I’m so happy for her. – Science is moving fast!
Interesting, I guess, to see the drastic change
in people from what they were to what they are currently. – Gigi Gorgeous. Oh, oh!
‘Cause she transitioned. This is cool, ’cause it’s like,
you transition, then you kind of– you feel yourself now.
– Wow! I saw Nikita Dragun did one too,
where she put her before and after. And then that’s really cool,
because you see how much people change in just a span
of 10 years. It’s insane.
That’s a whole new person. – “I look the same.
2009 versus–” I mean, probably,
but you have a lot of extra hair in the 2019 picture.
– Who’s Michael Chaves and how did he become Hagrid?
He went from like, “Hey, nice to meet you.
I’m gonna be your RA” to “Hey, nice to meet you.
I’m gonna play Jason Momoa in a biopic.” (chuckles)
– Oh my god. Is that real? See? Some of these,
I’m like, “Wait!” But I also don’t know people
well enough to call them out, so I don’t even know if this is
the same person or not. (chuckles) – A lot more trends, I feel like,
especially recently, try to be more outlandish
or try to be a lot more… attention seeking.
This one is kinda more just kinda an innocent one,
kinda one that you would see kinda, like, when people
were back on Facebook a lot more, you know?
– “Me in 2009 versus me in 2019.” (gasps) What?!
This is a joke! This is a joke! Oh my god!
I bought it for a little bit! – Workaholics to Post Malone.
That’s incredible. I’ve never thought
to compare those two, but they have the exact same hair. – “Name a better 2009
versus 2019 glow up.” This one’s cute.
– “Name a better 2019 glow up.” (chuckles) Regular Ryan Reynolds
and the Pikachu Ryan Reynolds. – That is SO funny!
Oh, I’m excited for that movie to come out, low-key.
– I want this glow-up. I wanna turn into a Pokemon.
If I turn into a Squirtle, holy god.
I’ll be more liked than the egg. – (giggles) Okay, this is me.
I love this. “Glow up, lol. I can’t believe
I used to look like that.” Same.
– Another rags-to-riches story. You’re garbage.
Now you’re shiny garbage. – Oh, this one came from Twitter.
That makes sense. (laughs) Everyone calls themselves
trash on Twitter. That’s where people go
to just be miserable. – Ohh! I would consider this
a glow down. – Now, this is the saddest
transformation of them all. – I like that one.
That’s a good joke. – Obama looks good, though!
Look at him! And then you got Trump over here
in a little… I’ll refrain. – (FBE) So, that was a compilation
of what some are calling the #2009vs2019 Challenge.
Various versions of these side-by-side photos
have been going crazy viral recently. – I mean, I was debating
doing it today. I’m not gonna lie. I went back to my old Facebook,
and I found a bunch of photos. And I have ’em saved right now.
– There’s always a bunch of throwback trends. I don’t know why this one’s
going super viral. – I mean, Throwback Thursday
is this challenge. Like, (scoffs) that’s it.
It’s TBT, but everyone’s just like posting it on every day
of the week right now. – (FBE) We have a few more to show you. – “Good Mythical glow up.”
Oh, dude! Rhett and Link look
much more professional. – That glow up is mythical.
That can happen to you? Guys, have hope. Have faith, okay?
Changes are coming. – Oh my gosh!
Dude, it’s so crazy, because that’s how
I remember them, too. But also, that’s how I know them.
– I feel like all these are just…
kinda thirst traps. Not really, but, like, yeah,
“I was ugly. Now I’m not.” – That’s crazy, though.
Watching the people who first started YouTube, their first videos,
and their videos now, not only have they changed so much,
but YouTube and social media has changed so much.
– “Damn, I really let myself go.” she gained, like, (clicks tongue)
100 pounds. – (laughs) This is so funny.
That one’s cute. This one’s out of the box.
– I like that. I like when there’s just
more humor around it in general. – “Aging has hit Mark Zuckerberg hard.
Check out his first profile pic versus his current one.”
Who? Oh my gosh! That’s crazy, because I can
sort of see it. – I can’t believe this one,
because Mark Zuckerberg is a reptilian.
Been proven. – It would’ve been funnier
if it would’ve been a lizard picture, ’cause you know
how everyone’s talking– everyone tries to say
that he’s like a lizard person, you know, whatever?
It would’ve been like, “Okay, look. Now, he took off his mask.
He’s a lizard.” – It’s really fun. I like how we
can use it as a meme culture and use it as just a normal,
“Hey, look at this.” And it’s just overall
a good-hearted challenge. – Overall, it’s cute.
I like it. I like people who
just have no shame about what they were doing
10 years ago. There’s nothing to be ashamed of. – (FBE) So, before we dive into
a discussion about this trend, we actually have
one more thing for you. We have your first ever profile
picture on Facebook to show you now. – How did you get that?!
(groans) – I haven’t been on my Facebook
in, like, three years. Also, I’m not friends
with you on Facebook! Who stalked me? I haven’t been
on Facebook in three years! – Ew. It’s gonna be bad.
I already know. See? It’s with my mom.
We’re at the Dodgers game. My hair is curled.
I think this was at the tail end of when I used to get perms,
’cause I really wanted curly hair. I think I look
kinda the same actually. – Oh, that’s not that bad. Obviously,
I’ve made some hair changes. – I can see differences
in how my face has changed. I’ve got facial hair now,
and I wear glasses. Other than that,
I’m pretty similar. – Aww. That’s at Disneyland!
Aww, I love Disney. This is cute!
I love my outfit. I love my hair.
Look at me! I’m having such a good time
at Disneyland! This is a cute picture. – My whole face isn’t even showing.
Literally, all you see is half– like… this.
I don’t take pictures like that anymore.
I wear contacts now. I hate glasses. (laughs)
Oh, god. I hate classes. – I mean, I’m not gonna say
that it’s cringy. It’s just… it is
a little embarrassing. Look, I’ma take off my hat
just for the hell of it. But look, I’ve grown my hair
substantially since then. – Oh, no! Baby Chelsea.
Oh, so much cringe. That memory just doesn’t seem
like it’s that far away. How did 10 years go by already?
Life moves so fast. – Look at that cutie!
That’s solid seventh grade Beckerman. Don’t look at it, though.
Don’t actually look at that cutie. This was also the height
of when I was a gymnast, so I was in such good shape here.
And now I’m just… – NOO! (laughs) This was my first headshot
when I started acting! I was such a little fetus.
They were like, “All right, look tough.”
And I was like… (laughs)
I gotta go delete some pictures on my Facebook.
But that’s kinda the cool thing. I treat Facebook and those
social media sites kinda like a time capsule.
Like, you know, how old people have scrapbooks and stuff.
I have my Facebook. So, I hope Facebook
doesn’t get shut down. – (FBE) A lot of these 2009 images
were taken off users’ earlier posts from social media, often acknowledging
how they’re embarrassed by the older-looking photos
for one reason or another. What are your thoughts
on how in 10, even 20 years, the pictures we share on social media
might still be there to haunt us for generations to come?
– See, the difference there is I won’t feel haunted,
because I find my pictures hysterical. And the pictures I post,
I do it on purpose, because I think they’re funny.
– I think it’s really cool, because eventually, I think
it would be nice for my kids to see, like, oh, this awkward phase
that you’re going through, Mommy had that awkward phase, too.
So, don’t worry. You’ll get out of it. – I’m scared that in 20 years,
10 years, I’ma look back and look at a picture
that I post today on Instagram and be like, “You actually
thought that was good. You actually wanted
the whole world to see that.” – (FBE) Some people are pointing out
it’s possible this trend has privacy concerns,
where all these photos could be used by social networks
to improve their facial recognition software
or recognize aging. Some groups are pointing out
that trends like these could be used by
social media platforms to collect information about you.
– Wow. I definitely did not
think about that. – (FBE) For your generation,
growing up around social media, do you find security concerns
like this worrisome at all? – I mean, I feel like it’s a concern
that you can have, but you also have to realize that,
you know, you’re the one that’s using the platform.
– It’s so normal. It’s normalized now to post pictures
of yourself willy-nilly, just not even thinking
about precautions and consequences that could arise from
just posting a photo. – I’m sure that a bunch
of our information that we post online is already being used
for stuff like that anyway. So, I don’t really know if challenges
like this necessarily make it worse. – We’re willingly giving up
all of our information to a bunch of different companies.
And what they do with that information is up to them.
Probably not fair, no. It’s stupid.
But… kind of what we do. I like Facebook.
I like Twitter. – I think because I started
on this show so young, I kind of have more
of an awareness that everything on the internet
has ramifications and repercussions. You just have to keep it
in mind, honestly, ’cause it’s part of society
at this point. You really can’t opt out of it. – (FBE) So finally, older adults
have many different eras of their lives to look back on.
But for you, in your early 20s, you really only have now
and when you were a kid. Hearing that,
when these challenges happen, do they make you feel old
or does it make you realize that you are still young,
even if it doesn’t feel that way in the moment?
– I think “adults” and “old” are both relative terms.
Right now, I’m an adult to my younger self.
But I’m sure I also am an idiot child to my older self.
– Looking back on something, still being like there was
a 10-year difference makes you feel old.
– If it was me doing it to myself, yeah, I would feel really old.
I think about all the time how I wish I was 12 years old again,
’cause I just didn’t give a [bleep] about anything. (chuckles)
– Seeing my generation post basically pictures of them as a child
and then pictures of them now as a young adult, it kind of has
reminded me that, oh, yeah, we’re still…
I’m still kind of a child. I pay taxes,
but I’m a child still. – It makes me realize that, you know,
I’ve only been on this earth for a few years compared
to a lot more people, you know? If I still got that much time left,
I got, like, four more lifetimes of the one that I’ve already lived
left to live, you know? – Thanks for watching
College Kids React. And shoutout to Maya Avery
and Mike Majora. – Make sure to subscribe
and see you in 2029. – What did you look like
10 years ago? Let us know in
the comments down below! – Bye!
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