One of the joys of MTV’s “When I Was 17″ is not only getting to hear testimonials from stars and their friends and family members about what high school life was like, but also getting to actually see old photos and video footage from the formative years of some of the biggest young celebrities in the world. The show has opened up the vaults to reveal a number of bad haircuts, questionable fashion choices and curious scenarios via pictures and footage. Stars like Drake, Queen Latifah, Kourtney Kardashian, Pete Wentz and Kris Allen have all had their 17-year-old selves exposed via “When I Was 17,” which makes for some great moments and provides some special insight into their personal pasts.
It’s also fun to see how various stars were developing their personal styles and tastes during their high school years. Even when the person looks totally different, you can usually spot one or two elements of their professional personality that is clearly already embedded. Take a look at the photo below, which depicts one of the stars featured on this weekend’s new episode of “When I Was 17″ (which airs this Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. on MTV). Can you guess who the guy with the dog is? He’s the frontman of a hugely popular rock band who grew up in New Jersey and is always in-demand as a collaborator.
Take a look at the photo and put your guesses in the comments (no cheating!), and be sure to click below for the flashback gallery of all the stars from the new episode of “When I Was 17″!
Be sure to catch the new episode of “When I Was 17″ this Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. on MTV!