Awkward formal school photo of Karl Stefanovic as a lanky teenager reveals how the Today Show star

Awkward formal school photo of Karl Stefanovic as a lanky teenager reveals how the Today Show star

The awkward formal school photo of Karl Stefanovic as a lanky teenager shows how the Today Show star has transformed over the years as he turns 48

The Today Show paid tribute to host Karl Stefanovic on his 48th birthday on Friday by sharing some never-before-seen photos of Karl as a lanky teenager.

The gallery of Instagram snaps showed the Today presenter as a fresh-faced young man with a spiky haircut.

In one photo, a teenage Karl was in a tuxedo at his school party when he and his blonde date beamed for the camera.

The Today Show paid tribute to host Karl Stefanovic on his 48th birthday on Friday by sharing some never-before-seen photos of Karl as a lanky teenager (pictured).

Another showed Karl at a birthday party as a teenager, in an open long-sleeved shirt that revealed his chest.

The Today show added some well wishes alongside the carousel of snaps, writing ‘Happy Birthday to the GOAT’. [greatest of all time] @karlstefanovic_’.

Fans jumped in to add a few nice words, with one writing, “Karl is definitely like a bottle of wine,” and another joking that he “might pass for Tom Cruise’s double.”

Another photo showed Karl, who attended a birthday party as a teenager, in a scattered open long sleeve that revealed his chest

Another photo showed Karl, who attended a birthday party as a teenager, in a scattered open long sleeve that revealed his chest

His wife Jasmine also honored him by showing off the TV presenter’s party page.

In a hilarious Instagram post, the shoe designer, 38, sent him congratulations on his special day, along with a wild video of Karl celebrating in Europe this month.

In the slow-motion clip, Karl can be seen with his arms spread wide, holding a vape, while a CO2 gun is shot in his face, while Fisher’s “Losing It” plays in the background.

Fans jumped in to add a few kind words, with one writing,

Fans jumped in to add a few kind words, with one writing, “Karl is definitely like a bottle of wine.”

One fan jokingly said Karl could pass for Tom Cruise's double.

One fan jokingly said Karl could pass for Tom Cruise’s double.

Karl met Jasmine in late 2016, five months after he split from his first wife, Cassandra Thorburn, of whom he was married for 21 years.

The Channel Nine star proposed to the former model in February 2018 with a $100,000 engagement ring.

The newlyweds welcomed their first child, Harper, on May 1, 2020 at North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney.

Karl is already a father to sons Jackson, 20, and River, 12, and daughter Ava, 16, with ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn.

Family: Karl and Jasmine married in Los Cabos, Mexico in 2018 and welcomed Harper, their first child together, in 2020 (pictured).

Family: Karl and Jasmine married in Los Cabos, Mexico in 2018 and welcomed Harper, their first child together, in 2020 (pictured).