The 2000s were a simpler time. People dressed up weird and everyone thought they looked cool. Not so much nearly 20 years later. A lot can change in two decades. Compiled below is a list of people who rocked the emo look twenty years ago and how they look today. There used to be so much eyeliner, eyeshadow, makeup and piercings then. Everyone’s traded that away for a good haircut and beard.
Davey Havok, AFI
Vince Bucci / Getty ImagesHe went from long hair, multi-dyed, to supermodel. Still looks like a rock star, though, but he’s leaning more to the model vibe. You can even see the twinge of red eyeshadow from his 2000s self.
Pete Wenz, Fall Out Boy
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From red highlights to hair gel, Wenz is one of the prime examples of a better aesthetic that requires less unorthodox hair colour.
Brendon Urie, Panic! At the Disco
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Urie used to rock bangs, but he has a fuller face since then. Just look at that jawline. Those bangs really didn’t suit him as well as he thought.
Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional.
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Carrabba still has his gelled up hair, albeit in a slightly different style, but he did get rid of those large sideburns.
William Beckett, The Academy Is
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From the 2000s emo hipster to the 2017 “I liked it before it was cool” hipster, Beckett’s changed with the times.
Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy
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Jesus Christ, just look at Stump’s sideburns from 2000s. Now instead of frat club DJ, he’s rocking bangs and a fedora.