"I Had Tiger Beat Posters Of Them": People Are Sharing Their Childhood Celebrity Crushes, And It's A Trip Down Memory Lane

Having a childhood crush on a celebrity is just a part of growing up. Everyone had one, and it's funny to reminisce about who they were specifically.

Redditor u/Israel_Hindeya recently asked the people of Reddit, "Which celebrity did you have the hots for when you were young?" Maybe one of these was yours, too:

1."Edward Furlong. We had Terminator 2 on VHS, and I watched it so many times. When I watched it again as a much older adult, he looked like a fetus."


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2."Cary Elwes. I would watch him all the time in Robin Hood: Men in Tights and The Princess Bride. I was so enamored."


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3."I used to have a crush on Christina Applegate. I still do, but I used to, too."


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4."Salma Hayek circa From Dusk Till Dawn. She's a goddess. ❤️"


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5."Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle. I didn't understand why I liked the scenes where he was shirtless in the jungle better than the scenes where he's fully clothed, but I kept rewinding."


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7."Shannen Doherty and Alyssa Milano were directly responsible for helping me realize I'm bi. So. Hot."


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8."Brenda Song."


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9."David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth was the first time I heard my daughter (at the time, only about 10 years old) refer to someone as hot. She was terribly embarrassed that she let it slip out loud, but I was just like, 'Hey, you're not wrong!'"


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10."Will Smith! Without a doubt."


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11."Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Devon Sawa. I had Tiger Beat posters of them and everything."


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12."Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid! I used to think he was a girl, but turns out I’m a lesbian."


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13."Heather Graham. Felicity Shagwell really did it. I even dug her in Lost in Space."


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14."Belinda Carlisle. Yes, I am old."


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15."My first celebrity crush was Olivia Wilde, who I still like. I think I probably first saw her in House."


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16."Harrison Ford. Dude is just rugged. I would still want to chill with him. But more like I wanna have dinner and a glass of wine with him."


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17."Marina Sirtis, as I'm sure a lot of people who watched Star Trek: The Next Generation did."


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18."No contest — Raul Julia as Gomez in The Addams Family. He is still my dream husband."


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19."Jon Bon Jovi. I was 10 in 1992, and my dad got me a tape. I listened to it over and over and developed a huge crush on him. I feel like I was a little late to the game."


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20."Crispin Glover. There was something pathetically attractive about George McFly in Back to the Future."


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21."Hilary Duff…I thought my life was over when Frankie Muniz got to kiss her at the end of Agent Cody Banks 😮‍💨."


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22."John Schneider, aka Bo Duke. Eight-year-old me kissed him on the TV screen and got static-zapped, too."


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23."Elisabeth Shue in Adventures in Babysitting, when I was in sixth grade. That night, I was not able to sleep and I couldn't stop thinking about her. That very night, I also realized what it meant to fall in love. For months, I thought of her every time I went to bed. Even today, I can close my eyes and picture that first night so clearly."


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24."Orlando Bloom as Will Turner...do I really need to say more?"


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25."I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this, but — Mark Summers, the host of Nickelodeon’s Double Dare."


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And finally...

26."Rob Lowe...I was obsessed with that man in the '80s."


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Have your own crushes from way back when? See you in the comments!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.