When Glee began back in 2009 the cast was practically a bunch of babies, but now that more than five years have past, the Glee “kids” have grown into some of the most attractive guys and gals in Hollywood. Every cast member’s transformation is shocking in its own right, but we think Naya Rivera’s (Santana) evolution really takes the cake. For example, did you know that the 27-year-old used to have a large mole right under her lip that has since been removed? Yeah, we had no idea either!
In the video above, we see a pre-Glee pic of Naya with the mole on her chin, darker hair, and “seemingly smaller lips.” You can definitely tell that it’s her, but lets just say our gal got quite the Tinseltown makeover once Glee took off.
However, you may be surprised to learn that the FOX dramedy was hardly Naya’s first acting credit. The “child star” appeared alongside Eddie Murphy on Royal Family, and in addition to that she had bit parts on Family Matters and The Bernie Mac Show.
According to E! News Naya had her Cindy Crawford-esque mole removed sometime after 2004 — since she was last spotted with it at a movie premiere that same year — and these days there’s absolutely no evidence of it. If you ask us, Naya seems perfectly content with channeling her inner-Kardashian instead!
Check out Naya’s dramatic transformation in the video above and tell us what you think in the comments below!