THOSE selfies we post might look like they’ve been taken in the spur of the moment – but in reality, they’re the result of hours of hair and makeup.
Not to mention the hundreds of other pictures taken from different angles which don’t quite make the cut.
TikTok users have been sharing their most glamorous selfies in the hilarious Catfish ChallengeCredit: TikTok
After sharing their most glam selfie, women have shared what they look like on a daily basisCredit: TikTok
That’s right, women have been sharing their most glamorous selfies in comparison to how they look everyday in a new viral “Catfish challenge”.
It all started when 22-year-old Australian TikTok user @moldogaa shared a Snapchat selfie with her 87,000 followers.
She said: “Just took this photo on Snapchat… I do NOT look like that!
Over 122,000 people have participated in the challengeCredit: TikTok
This TikTok user laughed at her selfieCredit: TikTok
TikTok user Cloze Jayne wrote: “I’m just out here exposing myself… hahah”Credit: TikTok
Followers couldn’t believe how different she lookedCredit: TikTok
Whitney asked to be crowned ‘Catfish Queen’Credit: TikTok
Her video stunned her male followersCredit: TikTok
“Catfish – MEOW!”
But little did she know that her viral video would kickstart a hilarious TikTok challenge.
Over 122,000 people have used the audio from that original clip to highlight the difference between their most glamorous pics and what they usually look like day-to-day.
Posting her transformation video, Whitney Kait asked her 1.7m followers: “Can someone give me the title of Catfish Queen of 2020 already?”
The challenge has had millions of views on TikTokCredit: TikTok
This user joked: ‘The truth is out haha’Credit: TikTok
This woman joked: ‘It was worse than I thought’Credit: TikTok
Her video racked up thousands of ‘likes’Credit: TikTok
This TikTok user captioned her video: ‘At least i’m real about it lmaooo’Credit: TikTok
This video was liked over 212k timesCredit: TikTok
Needless to say, the clip baffled Whitney’s male followers.
One replied: “How do you do it? It’s black magic.”
Another added: “I’m scared now.”
Meanwhile, a third gushed: “You look beautiful either way!”
What is a Catfish and where did the term come from?
‘Catfishing’ is when someone creates fake profiles on social media sites to trick people into thinking they are somebody else.
The term was first used in the 2010 documentary ‘Catfish’ – in which Nev Schulman discovered the gorgeous woman he fell in love with online was a middle-aged, married mum.
Schulman fell in love with “Megan” – but also spoke to her mum Angela, half-sister Abby and stepdad Vince online.
At the end of the documentary Schulman discovers “Megan” was a fake account run by Angela using a family friend’s photos.
After becoming suspicious Schulman drives to “Megan’s” address – and finds Angela, who admits she was behind the account all along.
At the end he tells a story about how live cod were shipped along with catfish to keep the cod active and ensure the quality of the fish.
He uses the metaphor to describe Angela, saying there are always “catfishes” in our lives who keep us alert, active and on our toes.
Schulman later turned the documentary into the ‘Catfish’ TV show, where he helps others solve their online relationship mysteries.
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