Check out Katy Perry as a blonde in high school!

“I love pinups,” Katy Perry has told InStyle. “I’ve taken a lot of direction from those girls in cute little outfits caught in flirtatious situations—with a dog leash tangled around their legs and their skirts blowing up.” For the multi-platinum singer this means blunt bangs, flawless cat eyes and Vargas girl lips. But as the dress-up queen has also posed as Queen’s mustachioed Freddie Mercury, a denizen of Candy Land (in her “California Gurls” video) and as a variety of high school archetypes (at this year’s Teen Choice Awards), it’s safe to say we can expect some exciting new looks from the Teenage Dream star: “I can’t always be a Betty Boop girl, or I’d want to jump off the Hollywood sign.”

2000: As a freshman at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA, the blond (!) Perry idolized Freddie Mercury.

More after the jump! Check out Katy Perry in 2004, 2005 and 2006! She’s come a long way!

In 2004, the up-and-coming singer brought out her big blue eyes with choppy fringe.

In 2005, Perry matched her rose lipstick to her ’40s-style floral fascinator.

In 2006, the aspiring singer rocked a golden glow—skin, eye shadow—for a Hollywood party.

In 2008, her smash hit “I Kissed a Girl” topped the charts and she began to develop her signature look: Betty Boop lashes and imminently kissable lips!

I actually think she looks gorgeous without any makeup at all! Check out the rest of Katy’s transformation at InStyle.com!

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