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17 Photos Proving That Our Relatives Looked Like Models When They Were Young

Today, fashion dictates its own, sometimes very strict, rules. A lot of people try to follow the trends and buy beauty products and new clothes, and they edit their photos before sharing them with others. The beauty standards are changing every day and it seems that the people of the past couldn’t have been attractive because the trends were so different from today. But when we look at the photos from the family archives, we realize that this is simply not true.

We at Bright Side are convinced that every person has their own natural beauty and the photos of our relatives prove it. And at the end of the article, there’s a bonus feature that shows how you can look young at any age.

“My great-grandfather served in the Navy during WWII. He was a great man and always had a brilliant smile (circa the 1940s)!”

“My beautiful mother, early 1970s”

“My grandfather in the army, the 1960s, Italy”

“My mother’s senior portrait, 1989”

“My pretty grandma in the 1930s!”

“My mom at 17, 1968”

“My Italian grandpa looking like he just stepped off a movie set”

“My great-grandfather from Cuba”

“My great-grandmother Marie in the mid-to-late 1940s”

“My great-great-uncle, Carroll Jones Stokes in 1944”

“I found an old photo of my parents getting ready for the Marine Corps Ball.”

“This is my favorite picture of my grandfather in 1956.”

“I’d never seen a photo of my mom when she was young until today. My mom always thought she was ugly and that makes me sad because she was beautiful. I miss you.”

“My mom, my grandma, and my sister in 1994”

“Unearthed a photo of my granny. She worked as an extra in old British films.”

“My great-grandmother, 1961”

“Found this old photo of a soviet soldier in my grandmother’s album.”

Bonus: “Who said that you can only be attractive when you’re young? Here’s my grandma with some exotic cats on our Texas ranch in the late ’60s or early ’70s.”

Do you like looking at photos from family albums? Share the pictures of your relatives in the comment section below!

Preview photo credit DolorestheExplorer / reddit