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14 photos of 2020 presidential candidates when they were in high school

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    Running for president involves maintaining a careful
    and professional image.
  
  
    A lot of the candidates looked very different before
    public life.
  
  
    Read Business Insider's round-up to see how 14 of them
    looked.
  
  
    
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  Candidates for President of the United States will spend years
  crafting their public image and honing the perfect resume before
  launching their bid, consulting an army of public relations
  specialists along the way. 

  But they weren't always that way.

  Business Insider though has unearthed images of some of this
  year's challengers at high school which show them in a different
  light, before they became public figures.

  Not every candidate has a publicly-available photo, or responded
  to Business Insider's requests with a new image - but most
  contenders are represented.

Candidates for President of the United States will spend years crafting their public image and honing the perfect resume before launching their bid, consulting an army of public relations specialists along the way.

But they weren't always that way.

Business Insider has unearthed images of some of this year's challengers in high school, which show them in a different light before they became public figures.

Not every candidate has a publicly available photo, or responded to Business Insider's requests with a new image - but most contenders are represented.

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