See the First Instagram Photos Your Favorite Celebrities Ever Posted

At one point, even selfie experts like Kim Kardashian had Instas that were — gasp! — pixilated.

Written by Christopher Rosa

From #nofilter selfies to extravagant vacations and workout shots, A-listers take Instagram to new, enviable levels. However, there was a time when even the most Insta-savvy stars — i.e: every Kardashian/Jenner alive — snapped photos that were random AF. Or, much worse: pixilated. (Even Kim is guilty, y’all.)

Instagram was still a relatively undiscovered tool during the good ol’ days of 2012, so we don’t blame celebrities going through a little trial and error. Some were able to get it right the first upload, like Ariana Grande’s adorable candid with her late grandfather. But those head-scratching shots of Niall Horan’s blinds and Justin Bieber stuck in traffic — what the actual eff? (Of course, Beyoncé’s first photo is flawless and iconic.)

We know it’s only Wednesday, but these first-ever Instas are the definition of #TBT. Scroll through these nostalgia-inducing pics.

  • Justin Bieber

    Joined 45 months ago. And here is Bieber’s first of many dumb Instagrams. Next.

  • Kevin Hart

    Joined 45 months ago. D’awww! This photo of Hart’s daughter is too cute for words.

  • Britney Spears

    Joined 42 months ago. Brit Brit served some awkward Femme Fatale realness in her first Instagram. Yas, goddess.

  • Kylie Jenner

    Joined 42 months ago. Jenner’s tender first Instagram is a far cry from her eerily perfect selfies.

  • Kendall Jenner

    Joined 45 months ago. Jenner made dreams come true with her debut Disney ’gram.

  • Taylor Swift

    Joined 42 months ago. Swift went down memory lane and posted this vintage portrait of her grandmother.

  • Drake

    Joined 41 months ago. Drake succeeded in making us jealous of his life with this private jet photo.

  • Ariana Grande

    Joined 40 months ago. Fans met Grande’s grandfather (who passed away last year) for the first time through this touching Instagram.

  • Kim Kardashian

    Joined 38 months ago. What’s this?! A blurry Kim glamour shot? The humanity!

  • Niall Horan

    Joined 36 months ago. Why are these blinds relevant, Niall? WE NEED TO KNOW.

  • Harry Styles

    Joined 35 months ago. What is it with the One Direction boys and random first Instas? Yep, those are deer. LOL, what?

  • Miley Cyrus

    Joined 23 months ago. Cyrus got fans excited for her 2013 Maxim spread by posting this sexy pic.

  • Khloe Kardashian

    Joined 32 months ago. Kardashian’s first Insta was all about jewelry.

  • Beyoncé

    Joined 29 months ago. During the 2012 presidential election, Queen B made her Insta debut and showed love for both Texas (her home state) and President Barack Obama.

  • Demi Lovato

    Joined 28 months ago. The “Heart Attack” singer’s earliest post dates back to her first year as a judge on The X Factor. Remember CeCe?

  • Justin Timberlake

    Joined 26 months ago. When Bieber posts about traffic, it’s stupid. When Timberlake does, it’s everything. These are hard facts.

  • Katy Perry

    Joined 22 months ago. Perry used her Insta foray to plug her June 2013 Vogue cover. Get that promo, honey.

  • Amber Rose

    Joined 22 months ago. The first of many selfies to come from Rose.

  • Selena Gomez

    Joined 21 months ago. Gomez got fancy with her first Insta post: It was a video to hype fans for her then-upcoming album Stars Dance (2013).

  • Nicki Minaj

    Joined 21 months ago. Minaj shared some badass art in her debut post.

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[Photo Credit: @kimkardashian]

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