Joe Jonas was the ultimate teen heartthrob back in the day, as the lead singer of the boy band The Jonas Brothers. He was one of the hottest lead singers ever, and played up his handsome appearance by jumping and leaping across stage. Today, his good guy looks and attitude have definitely become a little bit more edgy.
He’s Now Punk
Joe Jonas was the lead singer of The Jonas Brothers up until their show “Jonas” was cancelled from the Disney Channel. These days Joe is actually the lead singer of the punk rock group DNCE, and he is also in the Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik love triangle.
It’s hard to believe that this talented actor and musician was actually one of the Disney Channel darlings once. Justin Timberlake was one of the stars of the Disney Channel Original movie Model Behavior, which focused on his life as a world-famous model.
He’s Now A Stud
Justin Timberlake is now a household name when it comes to music and films. After going solo and breaking off from the boy band NSYNC, Justin became a pop legend. He has had many hits including “Suit and Tie,” and his love song about Britney Spears, “Cry Me A River.”
Miley Cyrus at one point called herself, “the anti-Britney,” to prove to people that she was a just a wholesome little girl. This darling was the star of the hit show “Hannah Montana,” where Cyrus played a world-famous singer trying to cope with fame and trying to live a normal life.
She Shaved Her Head
Miley Cyrus has undergone a whirlwind of transformations, including shaving half her head and dying it bleached blonde. This singer has also experimented with her musical choices, as well as her avant garde fashion. Cyrus is now on top of the feminist and “free the nipple” movement.
Demi Lovato was the star of the short-lived show “As The Bell Rings,” but got her first real break when she played the lead role in the film Camp Rock. Demi Lovato’s singing career started to really blossom, and her Disney Channel show, “Sonny With A Chance,” was cancelled.
She’s An Inspiration
Demi Lovato today is an inspiration as a female and is also incredibly strong. Not only has she spoken about her anxiety and depression, but she has been honest about how hard fame can truly be. Her vocal chops are also some of the best in the business.
Zac Efron was another heart throb that turned into a crazy hot superstar. This child actor first rose to fame as the basketball singing lover in the Disney Channel original movie High School Musical. This musical was one of the first Disney Channel movies to achieve international success.
He’s A Frat God
These days, Zac Efron plays a hunky leading man in many romantic comedies. His look has gone from lovable teen to smoking-hot adult. However, even though it brought him his fame, Zac doesn’t refer to or even like to bring up his involvement in the Disney Channel Original movie.
Ashley Tisdale was another product and star from the movie High School Musical. However, she truly became Disney Channel Royalty when she joined the television show “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” Tisdale played the down-on-her-luck but lovable teenage girl.
What’s She Up To Today
Ashley Tisdale hasn’t had too many roles, and was recently in a failed CW show about cheerleading. However, she has become some what of a fitness role model for many young people. Ashley Tisdale is always open and up front about her low carb and low calorie diet.
Dylan And Cole Sprouse
As the two trouble makers on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” these twins were some of the funniest little people on the Disney Channel. However, they both decided that they didn’t want to continue to act without getting an education first.
They’re College Men
Dylan and Cole Sprouse recently graduated from acting school at New York University. These two gave up acting for four years in order to get one of the best educations in the world. However, they are going to be going back into the entertainment industry to direct and produce.
Emily Osment played Hannah Montana’s best friend Lily on the show “Hannah Montana.” However, even though she was one of the biggest stars on the Disney Channel, she was also considered to be just the best friend and sidekick to Miley Cyrus. However, recently she has been more in the spotlight.
She’s Her Own Leading Lady
Emily Osment is now starring in her own show on Freeform entitled “Young and Hungry.” This show also showcases a side of Emily Osment that we haven’t seen before, her as an adult. Osment is definitely starting to come out of her shell, rather than lurking in Miley’s shadow.
Yes, you read that right! Britney Spears was actually first a Disney Channel star before she started singing in front of millions of people. This icon was actually one of the members of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” which aired from 1989 to 1996. The show also had cast members including Ryan Gosling and JC Chasez.
She’s TOO Famous
Britney Spears is still one of the best performers out there, and was recently featured on the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, singing alongside G-Easy. However, she has had her share of troubles. In 2007, Britney had an infamous meltdown where she shaved her head and attacked a paparazzi with an umbrella.
Christina Aguilera was also one of the amazing young cast members who was featured on “The Mickey Mouse Club.” However, there were plenty of rumors that indicated that the young Christina was a diva. Apparently, she would frequently get into fights with Britney .
She’s Still A Diva
Christina Aguilera had some rocky years when she was releasing music, like when she recorded the undeniably hot “Dirty.” However, with the release of “Back To Basics,” Aguilera convinced the world that she was one of the best singers in the game. She has also appeared as one of the original judges on “The Voice.”
Zendaya first came on the scene when she was on the recently famous Disney Channel show “Shake It Up.” Her performance on the show got her some serious attention, as did her amazing singing vocals. But this girl is just getting started with her rise to fame.
She’s An Activist
Not only is Zendaya one of the prettiest people in the world, but she is also one of the most opinionated. Zendaya is an activist not only for women, but also for the Black Lives Matter protest. She is a strong person and won’t back down from people with other opinions, even they don’t like her dreaded hair.
“The Lizzie McGuire Show” was one of the most iconic Disney Channel Original shows of its time, and Hillary Duff played Lizzie. Lizzie was the typical teenage girl, one who was scared to talk to boys and who had to shut down the popular girls. This show really represented what it was like to be a teenager.
She’s Definitely Not Lizzie Anymore
This girl definitely grew out of being that awkward teenager and became a very professional woman. Hillary Duff has appeared on shows like “Gossip Girl,” and has also written a Young Adult fiction novel. She was married to husband Mike Comrie, and they have one daughter together.
Raven-Symoné was the star of the Disney Channel original show “That’s So Raven,” which was about a girl named Raven Baxter who had psychic abilities. Raven, however was one of the first real Disney Channel stars and paved the way for young women to be able to have their own shows on the channel.
She’s A Bit Controversial Today
Raven-Symoné has recently sparked controversy for her statements as a host on the show “The View.” She has talked quite candidly about her race, and most recently has come out as part of the LGBTQ community. This shows that she is still the strong-willed girl that we fell in love with on the Disney Channel.
Selena Gomez seemed to play the little trouble maker on every Disney Channel show that she appeared on. However, her big break came when she played Alex Russo on the Disney Channel show “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She also had AMAZING fashion sense on that show!
She’s Gone Through Heartbreak
Recently, Selena Gomez publicly went through a very heated break up with Justin Bieber. The ordeal left her deciding to quit show business for a little while. The singer has come out to say that she is currently dealing with depression and anxiety, and needs a break from the pressure.
Chelsea Kane might not be as well-known as the rest of the Disney Channel stars on our list, but she definitely should be. Kane played Stella on the hit show “Jonas.” However, when rumors started to spread that her and Joe Jonas were intimately hanging out, she quit the show for better prospects.
She Was A Dancer
Most famously, Chelsea Kane went on to become a successful contestant on the hit show “Dancing With The Stars.” However, her acting career slowly began to tank and her show, “Baby Daddy,” might not be renewed for another season.
Even though Joe Jonas was the lead singer of the band, Nick Jonas was the talent behind the scenes. Not only was this young singer the band’s lead guitarist, but he was also the composer for many of the songs. When he left, the band never really stood a chance.
He’s All Over The Place
Nick Jonas is one seriously talented guy. Not only was he in the British stage production of “Les Mis,” but he also came out with a record that has gone platinum. Nick Jonas is now starting to focus more on production and producing, and he even was the art coordinator for Demi Lovatos’s latest tour.
Mitchel Musso played the lovable nerd Oliver on the show “Hannah Montana.” Not only was he cute and funny, but he definitely had the best hair on the Disney Channel. Over the years, it seemed that Musso got way too old for the Disney Channel, and was eventually was dropped.
He’s Super Rock Now
Mitchel Musso has recently cut the hair to be able to follow his dreams as a musician. Musso first started his musical career singing for Disney movies, however, after he received a DUI charge he was dropped from Hollywood records. He now spends most of his time acting in independent features.
Kiely Williams was one of the talented Cheetah Girls, but most fans don’t know that she was actually one of the trouble makers in the group. Keily and other member Adrienne, Bailon, were prone to fighting and both of them left the band to be able to go solo.
Her Solo Career Was More Adult
Kiely Williams tried to really make people believe that she wasn’t a little girl anymore, but she went WAY overboard with it. Her dancing and music videos were extremely provocative and no label wanted to sign her. She has since quit being a musician.
Talk about a transformation! Shia LaBeouf used to be the cutest nerd on the block and was one of the stars of the Disney Channel original show “Evan Stevens.” He also was in the Disney Channel movie Holes, which really made his career explode.
He’s An Action Star Now
After appearing in the Transformers franchise, Shia LaBeouf became one of the best known faces in Hollywood and is one of the best action stars out there right now. However, he is also one of the weirdest people. Recently, he watched his entire filmography in a movie theate rin New York City, and invited the public to come watch it with him.
Vanessa Hudgens was one of the most talented actors on the Disney Channel after appearing in the cult classic film High School Musical. However, she also tried to branch out with a musical career and actually got signed to Hollywood Records, but she became a fashionista instead.
She’s Coachella Queen
As the self-proclaimed queen of Coachella, Vanessa Hudgens has become one of the most stylish fashionistas today. She has also appeared in the musical “Grease Live!,” where she performed a great renditions of “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.” We forgive you for that whole sexting scandal too, Vanessa!