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Gwen Stefani gets Sting's autograph in 1983 photo

The No Doubt frontwoman shared a throwback snap of herself getting Sting's autograph.
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Feb. 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Gwen Stefani has come a long way since 1983, when she asked Sting for his autograph backstage at a concert. The 44-year-old singer, fashion designer and mom recently tweeted a photo of her unrecognizable younger self -- no midriff-bearing tee or red lipstick in sight -- when she would have been about 14 years old.



Stefani and Sting ended up performing together two decades later, at the 2003 Super Bowl.

It's a cute photo, but some social media users had a problem with the No Doubt frontwoman referring to her former self as "chunky."

"@gwenstefani please don't call yourself chunky. Too many girls and women look up to you for you to talk like that," tweeted one critic.

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