Hurricane Maria: Celebrities share awkward teen photos to raise money for Puerto Rico relief

Hurricane Maria: Celebrities share awkward teen photos to raise money for Puerto Rico relief

Hurricane Maria: Celebrities share awkward teen photos to raise money for Puerto Rico relief

Updated 1 October 2017, 16:50 AEDT

Celebrities post unflattering photos of their younger selves in an impromptu effort to raise thousands of dollars for Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Celebrities have shared photos of their awkward teenage stage on social media to raise thousands of dollars for Puerto Rico's hurricane relief efforts.

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, US actor Nick Kroll put out the call for throwback photos.

Host Colbert said he then decided "right on the spur of the moment" to donate money from his Americone Dream Fund to the One America Appeal for every celebrity post using #PuberMe and #PuertoRicoRelief.

He asked Kroll how much he should donate per post. Kroll suggested $1,000, and, after checking the fund's account, Colbert agreed.

"I want to see bowl-cuts, I want to see brace-faces, a constellation of acne across your T-zone," he said.

But who counts as a celebrity? Colbert said: "I get to determine."

So far, photos of varying awkwardness have been shared by celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Mike Bloomberg, Jimmy Fallon, Debbie Harry, Al Yankovic, John Oliver, Sarah Michelle Gellar and the Backstreet Boys.