There are many celebrities and well-known people who not only fascinate us with their talent but also with their good appearance. Besides having exceptional fashion taste, they also look like people who do not age at all. I guess we all know that all of this amazing appearance comes with a price: going through multiple plastic surgeries, injections, and facelifts. Apart from this, people are also aware of what Photoshop or other editing programs can do.
TikToker @mitchellwiggs decided to share what singers, rappers, politicians, and other well-known people would look like in 40 years if they aged like ordinary people.
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Mitchell Wiggs, who is a digital content creator, songwriter, and producer, creates short videos where he shows how certain celebrities would look in 40 years if they aged naturally. With the help of Photoshop, he shows this transformation of multiple celebrities in less than a minute.
People already know that there are some stars who already had some “work” done in regards to their appearance. Having this in mind, Mitchell also made some videos that show what celebrities like Madonna and Cher would look like now if they hadn’t had any plastic surgeries. This has created some controversy as people in the comments have stated that this does not show the real picture of what these celebrities would actually look like. Accurate or not, it seems that the author of these videos does this for fun and not for the sake of precision.
It seems that Mitchell really enjoys Photoshop “makeovers” as on his YouTube channel and TikTok account, there are plenty of videos such as “Mugshot makeover,” “Rappers without tattoos,” and “Gender swap.”
Bored Panda contacted the artist to find out more details about his work. Mitchell revealed that being a content creator for quite some time made him think of new ideas on how to present interesting content. He started doing Youtube videos that show well-known rappers without tattoos and this soon caught people’s attention. “Photoshop is a powerful tool for me”, stated the artist, “I find it fascinating to see people's reactions to the drastic changes. Some are not always so positive, but I hope people realize that it's all just pixels on a screen, and don't take it too seriously.”
When asked how he came up with the idea to show what celebrities would look like in 40 years, Mitchell stated that during the quarantine he found the need for “more entertaining content,” so he shifted to TikTok. He noticed that people really like videos that show gender flip and ageing, and as he was very much interested in the Kardashian family's transformation over the years, he tried to see what they would look like in the future.
The artist stated: “The video really took off overnight, and before I knew it, I was seeing it reuploaded all over social media. I take a good amount of artistic license with the transformations, so we won't know how accurate they are, but I hope people have fun imagining. It's great to be able to entertain people all over the world, even if it is just with a quick TikTok video.”
Which one of these changes do you find the most accurate? Or which one did you like best? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!