True story: I spent pretty much my entire first “big” paycheck on a pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses. It was 2012. I’d just scored a part-time job as a customer service representative at Blockbuster (R.I.P.), and my first paycheck was substantial, especially for a 19-year-old: $300. Instead of saving that cash, I went straight to a mall (also R.I.P.) and impulse-bought a pair of $250 Marc Jacobs sunglasses. That wasn’t the best decision I could’ve made—especially since I went on to lose those glasses at the beach that summer—but it’s a memory I now look back on and laugh.
And these 13 celebrities, below, also have similar stories about what they did with their first big paychecks. From blowing it all at the Gap to splurging on fancy conditioner to buying cars—or, even funnier, weed—their stories are so relatable. And hilarious. Read on.