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Red carpet master Ryan Seacrest through the years in pictures from 2002 to today

This was posted on Saturday, February 24, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Ryan Seacrest, who is now 42, has now been in the public spotlight for nearly 15 years - or more like 25 years locally if you count his time as a teen-age DJ on Star 94 here in Atlanta while he attended Dunwoody High School.

His look has shifted over time, though he's been more consistent in recent years. Those early years are especially painful and he's joked about his blond tips and spiked hair. Since then, he has occasionally frisked his hair into a little peak.

You'll see plenty more of him on E! for the Oscar red carpet on Sunday.

Here he is, from ages 27 to 42, year by year:

2002, age 27

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 19: Actor Ryan Seacrest attends the Lili Claire Foundation's 5th Annual Benefit "Helping Kids Fly Higher' Auction and Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 19, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. The Lili Claire Foundation provides critical medical services, family counseling, psychosocial support and education advocacy to children living with neurogenetic birth defects. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

January, 2003, age 28

LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 13: Radio D.J. Ryan Seacrest attends the 30th Annual American Music Awards (AMA) at the Shrine Auditorium on January 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

October, 2003, age 28


December, 2004, age 29

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 2: Radio personality Ryan Seacrest arrives at the Project Angel Foods Divine Design 2004 Gala on December 2, 2004 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

May, 2005, age 30

NEW YORK - MAY 19: From "American Idol" Ryan Seacrest attends the Fox upfront at the Central Park Boathouse on May 19, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

April, 2006, age 31

LAS VEGAS - APRIL 21: Television personality Ryan Seacrest arrives at an auction for PETA held at the groundbreaking party for the third tower at Panorama Towers, a USD 1 billion high-rise residential community, being developed by Hallier Properties April 21, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

August, 2007, 32 years old

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 26: TV personality Ryan Seacrest arrives at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards held at The Gibson Amphitheatre on August 26, 2007 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

August, 2008, age 33

PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 17: TV host Ryan Seacrest arrives at the 2008 ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on August 17, 2008 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

July, 2009, age 34

HOLLYWOOD - JULY 20: TV personality Ryan Seacrest attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Funny People" held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on July 20, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

December, 2010, age 35

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Ryan Seacrest arrives at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 at Nokia Theater L.A. Live on December 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

September, 2011, age 36

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Host Ryan Seacrest poses backstage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

December, 2013, age 37

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Radio personality/producer Ryan Seacrest attends KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

July, 2013, age 38

CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 29: Ryan Seacrest attends the Seacrest Studios ribbon cutting at Levine's Children's Hospital on July 29, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Levine Children's Hospital)

November, 2014, age 39

INGLEWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 22: TV personality Ryan Seacrest poses backstage during the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina festival presented by Sprint at The Forum on November 22, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

December, 2015, age 40

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: Radio & TV personality Ryan Seacrest attends 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

July, 2016, age 41

SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 26: Host Ryan Seacrest attends the NBC Olympic Social Opening Ceremony at Jonathan Beach Club on July 26, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NBC Olympic Social Opening Ceremony )

February, 2017, age 42

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Radio personality Ryan Seacrest attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NARAS)

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