'Teen Mom 2' Stars Then & Now: Fans Won't Believe the Difference!

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When these gals appeared in the sophomore season of MTV's hit show 16 and Pregnant, fans immediately took a liking to Kailyn Lowry, Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, and Chelsea Houska. The teen moms shocked us with their honest stories and their complicated struggles as high school students who unexpectedly got pregnant. But in the several years they've spent in the spotlight, these young ladies have grown into mature 20-somethings right before our eyes.


Their transformations have been major and played out on center stage in front of all their adoring (and not-so-adoring) fans. Whether they've welcomed more children, pursued their dream careers, gone through difficult breakups and divorces, or even just grown their social media followings to staggering new heights, these four ladies have gone through quite the variety of serious life changes.

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Their road to adulthood certainly hasn't been easy. It seems people are always waiting for the next controversy, to criticize their parenting skills, or to shame them for their life choices. But, through it all, these ladies have defied the odds and held their heads up high as they navigate the highs and lows of life on Teen Mom 2. Take a look at how much Chelsea, Jenelle, Kailyn, and Leah have changed since their first appearances on 16 and Pregnant.

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