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Throwback Thursday is a great way to participate in an online trend, remember past parties, and embarrassing old friends, but for Kim Kardashian, it has an even more surprising purpose: reminding her friends, family members, and fans, of what she used to look like.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted a photo of herself to Instagram on Thursday, and despite the washed-out appearance the photographer’s flash gives to her face, the difference in her features is dramatic.

In the photo, Kim poses with brother Rob and sister Khloe, who’s seen drinking straight from a bottle of Grey Goose. While Rob and Khloe look more or less the same, with the exception of a few pounds, some hair, and

their level of excitement about drinking straight vodka, Kim’s face looks — to put it extremely delicately — like it belongs to an entirely different person than the girl who graces our TV screens today.

Although much of the difference has to do with her style — she’s given up the raccoon eyes, the keyhole mock turtleneck tops (WTF), and that horrible bronze-beige lipstick — it seems that even countless trips to Sephora and Barney’s couldn’t make a person look this different.

While experts have long debated exactly what Kim’s had done to her face, claiming she’s had everything from a nose job to a brow lift, we think the photo speaks for itself.

Are you surprised at how much Kim’s face has changed over the years?

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