Some people might say that dolls are kids' toys and nothing more. But incredible artists creating lifelike dolls can change the minds of the harshest critics.

Noel Cruz is one of those people. The Filipino artist, currently working in the USA, repaints regular cute dolls making them into real one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

He has transformed many simple dolls giving them realistic faces of famous people and characters. Noel's repainted dolls are done with intricate detail to the point of being naturally lifelike in essence. These realistic dolls are sold as collectors' items and are wildly popular.

Take a look at some of the "before-after" doll repaint images and be amazed by the talent of Noel Cruz.

More info: ncruz.com | Facebook | Instagram | noeling.deviantart.com | noelcruzcreations.tumblr.com

#1

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Diksha Deshpande
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3 years ago

She looks frightening in the first picture...

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#2

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Debbie Trotter
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3 years ago

A witch is a bitch lol evil. One

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#3

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

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Jade Rose-valentine Lorreni
Community Member
3 years ago

Sheldon!!

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#4

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

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Tiffany Harding
Community Member
3 years ago

Who Who Mush Not Be Cheaply Mass Produced.

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#5

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

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Debbie Trotter
Community Member
3 years ago

Haaaaaa wonder women I love that movie

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#6

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Natasha L
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice work with the eyes!

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#7

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

I think the first one is pretty good considering.

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#8

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris

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Maisa Chaves
Community Member
3 years ago

would love to have this doll... fierce

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#9

Cher

Cher

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Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

Serious talent! She looks awesome!

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#10

Daniel Radciffe

Daniel Radciffe

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Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

But better lol

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#11

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg

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#12

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

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Zoe Kass
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3 years ago

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I guess there's only so much you can do...

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#13

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
3 years ago

In the first picture, she looks like Melissa from Pretty Little Liars

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#14

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

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Debbie Trotter
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely.

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#15

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Anto Antivero
Community Member
3 years ago

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esta no se ve tan parecida

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#16

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

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Zaza Pheuteu
Community Member
3 years ago

Errr.. the hair is different on the right "doll". I've got serious doubts that this is what it says it is.

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#17

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have loved to have this doll! Striking!

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#18

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

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Amy Green
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful! So ethereal.

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#19

Cher

Cher

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Fernanda Roz
Community Member
3 years ago

Incredible!

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#20

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

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Alexander Velázquez
Community Member
3 years ago

can I buy that lucille ball doll for ma?!

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#21

Judy Garland

Judy Garland

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Richard Servello
Community Member
3 years ago

The doll had the shape, just painted by a chinese factory worker than has probably never even seen Garland.

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#22

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

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Tiffany Harding
Community Member
3 years ago

WAIT....wasn't that the same head they used for the Harry Potter doll?

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#23

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, the face!

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#24

Skull Boy

Skull Boy

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Daria B
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3 years ago

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The caption makes me facepalm, sorry. That's DC's villain El Diablo, played by Jay Hernandez.

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#25

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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Richard Servello
Community Member
3 years ago

As horrible as the original is. It's actually closer to the movie. I know someone that worked on it and they used double resolution plates to have the eyes be 2x the size they were originally.

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#26

Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska

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FABULOUS1
Community Member
3 years ago

This one looks just like her, great job!

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#27

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

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Tiffany Harding
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW!

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#28

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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torakelet
Community Member
3 years ago

One thing is 100% certain. Streep did not, does not and never will look like this 😂

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#29

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

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Kristen Hdz
Community Member
3 years ago

I want to know how long it takes him to make the hair look so realistic.

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#30

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

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Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

Get your own Michael Jackson doll now!! (Nose not included)

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#31

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett

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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

Farrah Fawcett alright

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#32

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve

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Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

The original wasn't that bad

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#33

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson

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Laura Ferretti
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3 years ago

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In the second looks like Elvis Presley

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#34

Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson

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Richard Servello
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, that could be a photo

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#35

Glenn Close

Glenn Close

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
3 years ago

Sia - then Glenn CLose

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#36

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Kristen Hdz
Community Member
3 years ago

He is a wizard with their hair.

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#37

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

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Guillermo Ramos
Community Member
3 years ago

A lot more facial expression than the real person.

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#38

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

The sidelook could have been left intact in here. Has more personality.

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#39

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

Her eyes look oddly positioned at the side of the face

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#40

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper

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DancingToMyself
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3 years ago

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I would NEVER guess that's C. Lauper.

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#41

Luke Evans

Luke Evans

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Amy Green
Community Member
3 years ago

The first one's really good too.. a lot better than the factory Belle!

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#42

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry, doesn't look like her.

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#43

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
3 years ago

first one looks more like her

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#44

Clark Gable

Clark Gable

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Hana Cheaib
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow so realistic!

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#45

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
3 years ago

Except why the brown eyes? Elizabeth Taylor was known for her violet blue eyes.

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#46

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Hana Cheaib
Community Member
3 years ago

Better

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#47

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

No and no

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#48

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

He should have been Christian Grey!!! So sad he wasn't!!!

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#49

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

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Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

Great job in the teeth

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#50

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
3 years ago

stop it!

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#51

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

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Richard Servello
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow...this one is perfect.

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#52

Selena

Selena

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

I like this one more than the first one!!!

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#53

Emily Browning

Emily Browning

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Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
3 years ago

I like the first one better.

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#54

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Donna Mixon
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3 years ago

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Her doll shouldn't have boobs. AJ had hers removedz

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#55

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

I actually lile the details here

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#56

Heath Ledger

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Hana Cheaib
Community Member
3 years ago

Not very different..

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#57

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

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Viki Banaszak
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautifully done!

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#58

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Della VanNeste
Community Member
3 years ago

Really good

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#59

Selena

Selena

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Rogue Hater
Community Member
3 years ago

Who is selena?

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#60

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years ago

So beautiful!!! It looks like a fairy

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#61

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

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Hana Cheaib
Community Member
3 years ago

This one works

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#62

Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow

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Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
3 years ago

Good grief!! The first one is not even in the ball park!

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#63

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

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Amy Green
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!

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#64

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

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Rogue Hater
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3 years ago

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Ew

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#65

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 years ago

First one is prettier. Looks more natural

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#66

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Richard Servello
Community Member
3 years ago

He's def got Watson down. The face shape isn't as good as the Belle doll...but the paint is beautiful.

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#67

Paulina Porizkova

Paulina Porizkova

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Teri Huck
Community Member
3 years ago

the before is hideous

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#68

Beyonce

Beyonce

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Aybike Avşar
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3 years ago

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nope! not even close :/

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#69

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

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Dima Less
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmm... In this one I actually liked 'before" more

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Cher

Cher

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Deby Sier
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3 years ago

the first one looks more like cher

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