Celebrities tweet their awkward photos to raise funds for Maria relief

Celebrities are getting personal — and very awkward — revealing photos of their teenage selves to help raise money for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

The idea for the unique #PuberMe money raiser came up when actor Nick Kroll — promoting an animated comedy about puberty called "Big Mouth" — appeared this week on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”


The CBS funnyman later announced that for every celebrity, as determined by Colbert, who posted an awkward teenage photo with the campaign's hashtags, the AmeriCone Dream Foundation would donate $1,000 to One America Appeal, a hurricane-relief fundraiser launched by all five living former presidents.

Colbert and Kroll got the social media ball rolling, tweeting:

Fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Conan O’Brien and John Oliver quickly got in on the action:

Other famous faces quickly joined suit:

And some D.C. politicians got in on the action, too:

Hurricane Maria caused widespread damage and island-wide power outages in Puerto Rico when it struck earlier this month, leaving most residents of the American territory without power and millions without clean water.

No word yet on how much money has been raised from the pubescent challenge.

—Updated at 3:02 p.m.