Ronnie From Role Models Is All Grown Up

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Remember little Ronnie Shields from Role Models? Or perhaps Stanley from That’s So Raven? Well the actor of both those roles, Bobb’e J. Thompson isn’t so little anymore.

Thompson found fame starring in numerous big films and TV programmes such as Shark Tale, Fred Claus, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, 30 Rock, The Tracy Morgan Show, and his work on Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge.

However, most almost definitely know him from the two roles mentioned above. The cheeky but loveable Ronnie Shields and Stanley from Role Models and That’s So Raven.

You can probably picture him in your mind’s eye. I know I can. Well take a look at this.

“Imma young fly nigga , I kikk big shit” ?

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Bobb’e has quite clearly come a long way from his former self. Now 22, Thompson has ditched the bright coloured polo shirts in favour of some more fashionable tracksuits.

Born in 1996, in Kansas City, Missouri, Bobb’e’s first taste of fame came when he was just five-years-old when he performed Bow Wow’s song Bow Wow (That’s My Name) on a show hosted by Steve Harvey.

The YouTube clip of the song has since been viewed more than 3.2 million times and it’s easy to see why.

At the minute, Bobb’e is starring in Wild ‘N’ Out starring as himself in a recurring character role.

According to his Instagram he is also putting in a lot of time and effort towards his rap career.

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Bobb’e’s last film credit was a supporting role in the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – the story of two school friends and co-workers who spend all their time making parodies of classic films.

However their lives are spun upside down upon becoming close friends with a new classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

The film received a lot of praise from the critics and scored an impressive 82 per cent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The film everyone remembers Bobb’e for though has to be the 2008 classic, Role Models.

As I’m sure you all know already, Role Models tells the tale of two energy drink salesmen, Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott), who are forced to undertake 150 hours of community service.

But of course – it’s not that simple. That is merely the beginning.

The film was a massive success earning $92,502,165 worldwide at the box office and cementing Ronnie in our memories forever.

And Bobb’e isn’t the only one whom age has brought a new dimension too. Earlier this week we covered Britney Spears’ recent transformation – leading many to say that she’s now totally unrecognisable.

In a recent advertising campaign, the 36-year-old has once again dramatically overhauled her appearance, so much so fans can’t even recognise the pop princess.

The star has been announced as the face of French luxury fashion house Kenzo‘s latest clothing collection, posing for a series of photos:

Kenzo unveiled the advertising campaign, which stars the Queen of Pop, for their La Collection Memento N°2 line yesterday.

The collection is dedicated to the brand’s original creator, Kenzo Takada, which means it features plenty of denim as they throw it back to the 1970s.

Wearing the likes of brightly coloured sweatshirts, caps and funky footwear, Spears looks a little different to usual, in both the photos and video. Find out more about it here.

Who would’ve thought age brings on a change in appearance? Fools me.


Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus

Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.