02/15/2014 02:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Old Photo Of Katy Perry Surfaces, Shows A Budding Singer Pre-Fame

It is sometimes easy to forget big stars were once unknown, ordinary folks trying to break into the business. Take Katy Perry, for example. The most-followed celebrity on Twitter who's topped charts and conquered stages, Perry was once a plain-looking (albeit beautiful) young woman with a guitar.

A Reddit user by the name of ciphershort uploaded a photo to the site Saturday morning (Feb. 15), explaining: "My roommate used to hang out with Katy Perry. Tonight he busted out this photo."

Well, we must admit, we're not used to seeing Perry, now 29, like this:

If anything, we're better accustomed to seeing her like this:

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