12/11/2013 AT 6:00 AM ET
We’d rather not talk about our awkward phases, mostly because we might still be in them. (Hey you, don’t laugh – it’s not a mullet, it’s a way of life.)
That’s odd … We don’t recall Aniston sporting neon scrunchies, recklessly sized sweaters or anything resembling a mullet back in her so-called awkward phase, which would have begun in 1999. Let’s investigate.
Here’s Jen at 32
Here’s Jen at 35
You guys, there was a reason we put her on the cover of 2004’s Most Beautiful issue. Did we mention the reason was obvious, blatant and a no-brainer?
And Jen’s Still Not Awkward at 35
“Look how awkward she looks in her bikini!” said nobody, ever.
Now Here’s Jen at 37
The only thing awkward about this photo is that guy’s hand on her back. Seriously, man, hands to yourself, okay?
Wait for It … Wait for It …
Months later: Nope, still not awkward.
And, no surprise here: Not much has changed.