Paul Wesley has been in the business since 1999, but it still shocks us when we see photos from the beginning of his career.

Though he rocks sleek suits and always knows how to achieve perfectly coiffed hair now, it wasn’t always that way. Back in May 2004, Paul was filming Cloud 9 at Will Rodgers State Beach in California and rocked quite a blond ‘do.

With spiked almost-white hair, a gray T-shirt, and a volleyball in his hands, Paul looks more like O-Town boybander Ashley Parker Angel than the Stefan Salvatore we know and love.

But wait, there’s more! This movie was about volleyball-playing strippers. (Yes, you read that right.)

“A washed out former star in need of money has a get rich plan — start a volleyball team whose players consist of group of beautiful athletic strippers,” the synopsis reads. Burt Reynolds stars as the former star, and Paul’s other co-stars include Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore (as stripper Champagne) and Gary Busey and Tony Danza playing themselves.

Check out the epic trailer (which features Paul as a coach at 1:18) below, then hit the comments with your thoughts!


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