Watching Audition Tapes of Disney Child Stars Will Bring Out the Softie in You

They grow up so fast.

We all have a soft spot for former Disney stars. Maybe it’s because we practically watched them grow up. Maybe it’s because we loved High School Musical so much, we still sleep with the DVD at night. (Just me?) Your view of these stars may have been twisted by the media after all these years, but before the sex scandals, love webs and teen pregnancies, they were just young kids who wanted their shot at showbiz. If you don’t even feel a teeny bit nostalgic watching Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas brothers and more stars audition for their big break, then don’t worry. We’ll send help right away. But for you sane folk, here’s where it all began.

  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana)

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    Sass in tact. Strap-on dildos worlds away.

  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place)

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    Behold: Fire in this 11-year-old’s eyes that would eventually slay the f–k out of Justin Bieber’s life. And ours, too.

  • Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical)

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    Are you wearing protective gear? Because sparks are flying.

  • Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101)

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    Even being Mickey Mouse Club Queen Britney’s little sis didn’t get you a Disney hall pass.

  • Demi Lovato (Sonny With a Chance)

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    Brows already on fleek. So not surprised.

  • Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas (Jonas)

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    Before Kevin was a dad, Joe dated everyone in Hollywood and Nick’s bulge rocked our world.

Someone pass me a tissue. I’m so proud.

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