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Throwback Thursday! See Blake Shelton sport a mullet in hilarious teen photos

These days, Blake Shelton is making headlines for his high-profile romance with "queen of cool" Gwen Stefani.

But back in the early '90s, the successful country star and "Voice" coach was just another high school student, sporting nerdy glasses and a serious mullet.

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Unrecognizable from the groomed country star he's famed for now... this is Blake Shelton as you've never seen him before. With a greasy mullet and thick-framed glasses Shelton could barely bag a date in his teens. These exclusive pictures were taken during his time at high school in Ada, Oklahoma, from 1992 until 1994 when he eventually moved to Nashville to pursue his music ambitions.

Shelton's recently resurfaced teen photos were taken between 1992 and 1994, during his time at Ada High School in Ada, Oklahoma.

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Unrecognizable from the groomed country star he's famed for now... this is Blake Shelton as you've never seen him before. With a greasy mullet. These exclusive pictures were taken during his time at high school in Ada, Oklahoma, from 1992 until 1994 when he eventually moved to Nashville to pursue his music ambitions.

Another hilariously cute picture shows young Blake proudly wearing a bright multicolored short and clutching a guitar.

Last year, Shelton opened up about his hometown on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," telling the host that Ada was a good place to grow up, even though "there wasn't a lot to do."

"I mean, I was playing the guitar by the time I was 15," he said. "Garth [Brooks] was from that area and Reba McEntire was from just a few miles away from where I was from, so it was like, there was hope you could make it in country music."

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Just this week, the 39-year-old paid tribute to his home state in an interview with People. "Oklahoma is sexy because it's full of wide open spaces," said Shelton, whom the magazine deemed Sexiest Coach Alive.

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