This year, Billboard will be honoring Ariana Grande as Woman of the Year at the 13th annual Women in Music event, which takes place on Dec. 6 in New York City. Ahead of the big night, Grande sat down with Billboard to look back at some of her childhood photos and to share words of wisdom for her younger self.
The first photo Grande is shown features her at a very young age, sitting on a couch and doing what, as the singer describes, is a “bend and snap,” which she coincidentally recreated in her “Thank U, Next” music video, which featured an homage the iconic scene in Legally Blonde.
Next, she takes a look at an old picture of herself with her brother Frankie, of which she jokes, “I still look like that without makeup, and hair, and extensions and stuff… For real, when I get out of the shower, that's exactly what I look like. I swear to God. I swear.”