Courtney Stodden: Beneath the Makeup

Courtney Stodden (then and now, right)

GSI; Splash News Online

updated 10/27/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET

originally published 10/27/2011 AT 3:35 PM ET

Though she’s now known for her provocative Tweets and controversial marriage to an actor 35 years her senior, Courtney Stodden was just a typical teen, newly unearthed photos show.

Stodden, an aspiring singer, married Lost actor Doug Hutchison in May, when she was 16 and he was 51.

In one high school photo, published by Britain’s Daily Mail, Stodden, now 17, posed in a modest black sweater wearing her hair in a side ponytail.

It’s a far cry from the blonde bombshell’s current look, which consists of big hair, heavy makeup and barely-there outfits.

“She was between 12 or 13 years old when they were taken,” her mother, Krista Stodden, told Celebuzz of the images, which she says were shot by a modeling agency. “You take her makeup off now, and she looks exactly like that.”


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