It’s no secret that deception online is a big thing. From the comfort of their homes, people can trick us into believing virtually everything—from perfect looks to enviable lives. I mean, who’s there to check up on what’s true or false?

Unless, of course, they give in themselves. And this is what the new TikTok challenge is all about. #CatfishChallenge has TikTokers revealing their real faces behind picture-perfect selfies. Essentially, it totally debunks the belief that everyone looks like supermodels in their daily lives.

Initiated by 22-year-old Australian TikToker @moldogaa, the Catfish Challenge has already amassed 409.3 million views and counting. Others joined in to share their unrecognizable faces and it’s both amusing and kinda illuminating.

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
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4 months ago

It's good tho! I like her hair aswell in the before pic but I also like the colour of her real pic.

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XIMENA SALAZAR-LONDONO
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4 months ago

she/he is so pretty

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Luna
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4 months ago

I made this comment to cover up the other comment here

Anthony Goldstein (female)
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4 months ago

We salute you.

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Not Proud British
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4 months ago

I think people need to be happy no matter how they look. The touched up ones look like robots with no soul. The proper ones look like they have lived, they have stories to tell, they can make you laugh and cry. They have SOUL.

Nia Loves Art
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4 months ago

I don’t think she is that touched up. She is wearing makeup in the first picture and is in a different pose making a different expression. She looks good both ways.

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Demon Child
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4 months ago

I agree with @Not Proud British even with makeup these people look like actual robots. It's creepy because nobody is that beautiful. I want to see these people own the way they look instead of completely change. I literally can't find anybody who looks ugly.

Nicklas Linder
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4 months ago

As a 44 year old dude I'm f*****g furious at some other guys comments on this! You DON'T HAVE TO COMMENT SOMEONE'S LOOKS AS THE INSENSITIVE ASSHOLES YOU ARE! JUST F*****G DON'T. F*****g hell... GROW UP, FOR F***S SAKE! 🤬🖕

FunFactBot Requiem
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4 months ago (edited)

I’d like to formally apologize. I made a connection between the gap in her teeth and the main character from part 8. While this is a similarity, I had no right in comparing her to some character just for the sake of commenting. Hopefully this clears up that I had no bad intentions writing this comment, I just didn’t think it through.

grafxgal60073
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4 months ago

You can tell it's the same girl because of tooth gap. But wow!

Lia Hamilton
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4 months ago

I love the gap between her teeth it’s so cute

YoChicken
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4 months ago

honestly? i like her without make up. with it, she looks like a hollywood doll, and i honestly hate that, but everybody perceives beauty differently..so dont hate me!

Storm Rise
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4 months ago

That's a wicked giggle! :-)

Zinti
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4 months ago

She's really talented! I'd totally watch her makeup tutorials if she posted them on youtube!

Alyssa Linder
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4 months ago

See, what I don't get is why other girls want to make their eyelashes look like brooms on their face, she looks much better and more real in my eyes in the picture on the right

Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

If the girl on the left is supposed to be the girl on the right, then who is behind the girl on the right? And is that person actually the girl on the left? The eye makeup looks the same, as does the bit of hair that you see.

Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

Never mind. I saw what the guy in #6 did with his made up image. I really need to get some sleep.

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ZenChickChristine
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4 months ago

I’m getting some strong Jessica Rabbit vibes from the makeup style and colors. Nicely done. And I like that she seems really happy in the other pic.

Sam Kunz
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Yeah, if Jessica Rabbit ate Roger for lunch.

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Patty Leaton
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4 months ago

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scary

Stille20
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It's not a cat fish, it's a dolled up photo and like a bad front camera drunk selfie.

MASON WELLS
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ewwww

Museo
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With this look she would be an attraction at RuPaul's Drag Race.

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Bored Panda reached out to social media influencer Shanae Thompson, who has 113.6k followers on her TikTok account, where she goes by the handle @itsyagirlshaeee. Shanae also joined the fun #catfishchallenge and her video went viral, amassing 163.6k likes.

The influencer said that she enjoys doing challenges on the platform, but this one she made at random. “I didn’t plan that video at all, that content was taken after a single take and it ended up getting a lot more attention than I ever expected!”

Essentially, the new TikTok video trend debunks the common myth that everyone looks perfect in their daily lives. By revealing their genuine faces behind the makeup and photo editing, the TikTokers made a point that the picture and reality don’t always coincide. These light-hearted and comical videos are hashtagged #catfish to show just how deceiving the pictures can be.

“I would remind everyone to love themselves for who they are. Even in the moments when you don’t look your best. Be comfortable and confident in your skin,” Shanae said. “I enjoy being able to play with makeup and change my look. But at the end of the day, taking all that off and relaxing is the best part of the day.”

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Bisexual bean
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4 months ago

wow

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FatBaby
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4 months ago

That's a lot of makeup.

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
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4 months ago

Still pretty........

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And when it comes to TikTok, the social media influencer said she’s over the moon that so many people “could enjoy my goofy content.”

“I think anybody who wants to put themselves out there as an influencer, dancer, or performer of any kind would be silly to not start a TikTok account. I have seen so many people’s careers take off from the app.” Shanae concluded that nothing about this app that she has experienced really is a downfall. And if it puts smiles on people’s faces, it’s even better!

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OpalTheRainwing <3
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4 months ago

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She’s pretet

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Happy Days
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4 months ago

that hair is so pretty

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Linda Williams
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4 months ago

Why would you want to look like somebody else? Why is being yourself not good enough?

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La'Kalynn Galloway
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4 months ago

she look like rihanna

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
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4 months ago

Isn't that everybody? (including me, duh)

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Kristof De Smet
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4 months ago

No, it wasn't

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BoredPanda is awesome
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4 months ago

her expression...

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Natalia
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4 months ago

So much prettier without makeup

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
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4 months ago

Hm... this one doesn't have too much difference, from what I can see... just the pose and a few edits to the complexion and eyes.

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Bella Turland
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oof

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Jim Ellington
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I'd buy that for a dollar.

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BoredPanda is awesome
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4 months ago

yeah, I'm pretty sure all of these are to make it like: flattering pic vs. unflattering pic

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Bridget Price
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4 months ago

I love her pose in the second one XD

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Kristof De Smet
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4 months ago

I don't get this. Anyone can make it look like he/she doesn't look good. You actually do, in both pictures.

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Ariyana Ritesh
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4 months ago

Lol I love her expression in the second one- btw, anyone else think her hair is GORGEOUS?

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BoredPanda is awesome
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4 months ago

I think all of these are to make it like: flattering pic vs. unflattering pic

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Linda Slichenmyer
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4 months ago

Pretty both times

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Little Zoologist
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4 months ago

Still not bad

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Blinding_Darkness
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4 months ago

In the second pic she kinda looks like me lol

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ainsley
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4 months ago

omo i love the braces and nose ring combo

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Kenna Cook
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4 months ago

how in the heck....?

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Anouk Raemen
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4 months ago

This one doesn't count, she just took a picture in a less flattering angle...Anyone can look "bad/ugly" like that...

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Linda Slichenmyer
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4 months ago

Teach me how to do make up..please! Lol

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Demon Child
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4 months ago

STILL GORJUS OML lady why are you putting on makeup ur so pretty

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Ariyana Ritesh
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4 months ago

lol she looks like fun

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Anna
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4 months ago

Well at least I'm consistent and always ugly lol

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