The "teenage dirtbag" TikTok trend involves creating a video montage of cringeworthy photos from one's teenage years, set to the song "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus. Pro chef and entertainer Martha Stewart recently joined the trend, and now Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis is throwing her hat into the ring as well.
De Laurentiis' photos include a snap of her teen self in chef whites; in another photo, she smiles with a mouth full of braces and a short haircut. One TikTok commenter wrote that the celeb chef is "always classically beautiful," even with braces, and the dental work does explain De Laurentiis' megawatt smile today.
Other TikTok reactions included lines like "gorgeous" and "marry me." Some other users were more tongue-in-cheek, with one person writing "I don't think you understood the assignment," and another adding, "I grew up watching you with my mom" — clearly, De Laurentiis' teen years are far behind her, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.