The TV personality and cookbook author posted a rare photo from her teen years to celebrate her birthday.
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That long, luminous red hair. That sweet smile. That easy confidence. It's impossible not to recognize Ree Drummond—even way back when the now celebrity chef was a teenager.

Yesterday, the star shared a beautiful throwback photo on Instagram in honor of her 51st birthday, and it's impossible to mistake her for anyone else. "Today’s my birthday, so I’m posting a photo of me when I was 13," she captioned the photo—presumably a school yearbook picture—yesterday. "My favorite movie was Tootsie, my favorite song was Come on Eileen, and I was about a year away from falling deeply in love with Billy Idol," she continued, adding "Happy Epiphany!" to her fans that may celebrate.

In the picture, Drummond sports a set of full bangs, which have long been history, and silver braces, another relic of her youth. Wearing a simple yellow sweater, small earrings, and a slim headband, Drummond looks just as beautiful then as she does now.

We're definitely on the same page as the Food Network star regarding Billy Idol and Tootsie, the 1982 comedy starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, and Teri Garr. It's also safe to say that "Come on Eileen" by Dexys Midnight Runners was likewise stuck in our heads for most of the early 1980s.

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Happy, happy birthday, Mrs.Drummond. We hope you and your family had a wonderful time on the ranch with plenty of sweets from The Merc's bakery. We hope you'll share some photos from your celebrations with Ladd and the crew.

In the time being, you definitely have us inspired to dig through our old photos and track down some favorites from the good ole days.