I feel like lately, every time I go on Twitter, I see another “freshman year vs. senior year” meme. What does this mean? It’s basically comparing two things, one awesome, one not so awesome. It’s usually comparing the same person to what they used to look like, to what they look like now, but sometimes it’s more than one person.
The basic gist of the meme is that when you’re a freshman, you’re still very much figuring yourself out, and maybe you didn’t, um, present yourself in the best way possible. Whereas when you’re a senior, you’re more comfortable with yourself, and you know how to look and be your best. Usually.
It’s a teensy bit offensive, but it’s also very true. When I look back at what I was like as a freshman in high school, I am horrified. To give you some hints, I wore a lot of blue eye shadow and regularly tried to copy Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s crazy hairstyles. It was an interesting time.
Anyway, I love this meme, so I wanted to round up my favorite. Here are the 15 best freshman year vs. senior year memes you’ll find online:
Transformation from God himself pic.twitter.com/oHlUqTRLNC
— Z Mula (@kingzaye_) February 9, 2015
Here’s Nicki Minaj during her first Grammy’s appearance, and this year. Amazing!!!
freshman year vs. senior year pic.twitter.com/3o11YwNJGP
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) February 9, 2015
These are Rihanna’s two looks from the Grammy’s this year, and yup… this is totally accurate.
RT @/jessicajawng: freshman year vs. senior year pic.twitter.com/iIVarVscjP
— CRyS (@SMTOWNSNSDFX) February 4, 2015
Hey, your style changes a lot in four years!
— Äxêł Łäzçâńø (@axelzkno) January 31, 2015
Is there any better example?
Photo: welcometonewyc: intheclearyet: my jaw just DROPPED freshman year vs senior year http://t.co/qY7lffRmVY
— 3/18/13 (@xTreacherous13) January 30, 2015
In case you forgot how much Taylor Swift changed….
Freshman year vs Senior year transformation HAHA pic.twitter.com/Va7M3aFqUU
— kyla (@Baby_Nandosx) January 27, 2015
LOL remember what Chuck Bass was like in the first season of Gossip Girl?
— Chaz Helton (@iBall_WhiteRain) January 26, 2015
Freshman year vs Senior year. The power of money!!! pic.twitter.com/anJUnolO1g
— Caro Delevingne قارو (@vbdullevign) January 25, 2015
They always had money though!
Exams freshman year vs. senior year: pic.twitter.com/04zGfje86l
— kirsty (@ardentlerman) January 25, 2015
First, you care too much. Then, you don’t care at all.
Freshman Vs. Senior year pic.twitter.com/48gtPURVYn
— jackson avery adri (@scottsdylan) January 22, 2015
walking out of an exam freshman year vs senior year pic.twitter.com/617w166Sdm
— Anti Joke Tyrone (@AntiJokeTyrone) January 21, 2015
— Pull Up A Chair (@kaysexwale) February 7, 2015
Another very correct Grammy’s comparison.
Which one of these is your favorite? Which do you dislike? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments.