15+ Photos Showing How Emos of the 2000s Have Changed
Emos who have left that specific style in their youth are everywhere. But now they’re extremely hard to spot. They could be anyone: your best friend, your aunt, or even your teacher. Unless you see photos of those once glaring looks, facial piercings, and distinctive haircuts, you might never believe it. Because few transformations are as striking and unexpected as these.
Bright Side took a dive into social media to bring you an update on some of the emos of the 2000s. The transformations are heartwarming and surprising, so buckle up for a beautiful ride!
1. “I’m a loving father and husband. What a difference 10 years can make.”
2. “I had a very short phase in 2006 but it was unfortunately long enough for there to be photographic evidence.”
3. “I was super emo as a teenager. Today I’m a full-time web developer and mom to a 4-year-old.”
4. “Me in 9th grade vs me teaching 9th grade”
5. “From my sophomore year in high school to my sophomore year in college”
6. “Just finished an internship for NASA as a space flight microbiologist.”
7. “Me in my emo days. Now I work a corporate job to pay for my studies.”
8. From a server who just loved the emo look to me as a golfer and events coordinator."
9. “What I looked like at 16 and me looking awfully douchey at 30”
10. “I was the goth kid and married an emo girl.”
11. The transition from confused teenager to successful GM of a fashion retailer
12. “I don’t know what I’m doing with my life...still.”
13. “I am now married with 2 children. We live on a small farm where we raise cattle and chickens. Who knew?”
14. “From an avid young sir wanting to be in a popular band to young IT businessman”
15. “I hated life, wore black, and insulted anyone who listened to Britney Spears. Now I love to rock out to Britney.”
16. “I used to be ’My Pants Are Tighter Than Yours’ on Myspace.”
17. “I was emo before the 2000s. Now I work for the Realtor Association.”
18. “From a punk to a secretary for the department of liver transplant at Duke University”
19. “I’m an optician and make prescription glasses for people. I mostly miss being that damn skinny...”
What do you think was the greatest transformation here? Did you ever go through an emo phase or are you still living it? Show us photos and tell us your stories in the comments!