B grown (and sexy!)

We all remember that awkward stage, along with those of our favorite girls' next door. Who knew that America's sweethearts would turn out to be (eh hem) so grown?

Keshia Knight-Pulliam
Keshia (a.k.a. Rudy) reached her pre-teens as a Huxtable, but left the public eye to finish school and become a Spelman woman.

The Mowry Twins
These twins have definitely blossomed and grown into their looks. Tia, in particular, has some game we can learn from.

Meagan Good
Perhaps, Meagan was always the original good girl, gone bad. She has a body, and knows how to use it. Proceed with caution.

Nia Long
The real soap heads remember Nia from her Guiding Light days. Now, she's officially the black starlet we've been eyeing for years.

Maia Campbell
Maia has been a cutie since she hit the scene on In the House. We wish her well as she deals with recent issues in her personal life.


Olivia's sassy and determined demeanor may have been improvised by the young actress. This mogul in the making has not only grown into a beautiful woman, but she also runs it...That's so Raven!
Gabrielle Union

Gabby brought it as a "teen queen", but her grown and sexy swagger has kept us in awe since the late 90s.

Kellie Williams
Ahh...Laura Winslow. The most chased after girl next door on the list. I wonder what Urkel (or better yet Stefan Erkel) would have to say now?

Kyla Pratt
Kyla was a cute kid that packed a mean punch. Now she's stylish, but still able to maintain that down-to-earth quality. We can't wait to see what come next for our girl.

Reagan Gomez-Preston
Zaria Peterson was the fantasy of many young boys back in the day. Since then, not much has changed. Reagan is still making them salivate thanks to KING Magazine.

Tatyana Ali
Tatyana (aka Ashley Banks) always played a very believable good girl. When she grew up, recorded a few albums, and opted for an Ivy education, we weren't surprised. She makes being a child star look like a cake walk.

Jurnee Smollett
Does this surprise you as much as it surprised us!?! Jurnee used to talk smack on Full House, and she later commanded the big screen in Eve's Bayou, but wait...when did this girl get this old? Maybe she had a premonition and forgot to tell us.


octoberwildchild said...

Beautiful black women!!!

Queen Kimmy said...

Cousin Skeeter was that good Nick stuff. You should have dug up a Kyla Pratt pic from The Babysitters Club Movie...

FabLady said...

Fab young ladies!! Hope 2 see more of them

eclectik said...

This is prolly the greatest blog post I've ever seen LOL!

First time here, I'm diggin for real!



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Claire said...

Cute post! You shoulda posted that viddy of Maia Campbell acting all crazy! That's a heckuva 'before' and 'after'

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Damion009 said...

it's a funny world we live in! and i need raven symone in my life!