America’s sexiest daytime host Ryan Seacrest was born for superstardom. His mother, Constance Marie, told The Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Instead of playing with G.I. Joes or Cowboys and Indians, Ryan would always have a little microphone and do shows in the house.”
Seacrest got his start in radio while still in high school. When a regular DJ called in sick, the daytime talker was given his chance to shine, and he impressed the program director so much, he was given the weekend overnight shift at Star 94 in Atlanta.
From there, the handsome radio star went on to take over the small screen, hosting the game show Gladiator 2000, then TNN’s reality TV series Ultimate Revenge.
It was in 2002 that Seacrest became a household name, when he became the face of the FOX singing competition show American Idol, putting him in over 30 million-plus homes a week.
Seacrest has won over America’s heart with his talent, personality and charm.
Scroll through to see the best throwback photos of Seacrest from prom, college and more.
Seacrest is a Georgia native, and graduated from Dunwoody High School.
"My chain was the only thing to stand the test of time," he captioned a throwback photo of him shirtless.
The 'American Idol' host has always had the same adorable smile.
A handsome throwback to when shoulder pads were all the rage.
Who knew he could rock a crop top?
His father, Gary Lee, served as a lieutenant in the United States Army.
He's always been a natural in front of the microphone.
Seacrest's hunky face was made for TV. Here he shines in a clip from the kids' show, 'Gladiators 2000.'
Seacrest has changed a lot in the 16 years since 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest' debuted.
A must-watch clip, in which the radio host shows 'Queer Eye' star Tan France an adorable throwback snap of a curly-haired Seacrest.
A little bonus of an adorable Seacrest having a passion for radio since he was a child.