Having been a hardcore Singaporean all my life, I’ve always had one persistent innate wish:
To see our local charismatic politicians garbed in drag, because why not.
Alas, however, it’s nigh impossible to actually slap a wig on them, considering how they’re constantly being surrounded by their entourage.
Plus, one has to be willing to sacrifice his/her dignity in doing so, as there’s always the off chance that a Stomper lurks in the shadows.
To get Stomped or not to get Stomped, that’s the question.
Just as I was about to give up on this admittedly twisted dream of mine, however, one app stepped up to the plate:
“Hold my beer,” said Faceapp. “I’ve aged people; I can surely turn them into alpha females as well.”
People Use FaceApp to Change Gender of S’pore Politicians & They Look Beautiful
Now if you recall, there used to be this gender-transformation app that was really hot on Facebook.
And sometime last year, Snapchat brought the gender-transformation genre back into the limelight with its filters.
But as time passed, interest waned. Slowly but surely, all the gender-transformation hype of before has gradually withered away…
Previously associated with a worldwide ageing trend and Russian data-leakers, FaceApp is back again for a dose of that intoxicating Internet fame. And what better way to come out on social media headlines worldwide than the upgrade of an old trend?
Yes, folks. Gender-transformation is relevant again.
You might have seen it on Facebook; dozens of photos of your favourite celebrities, all given the good ol’ Gender-roo.
And now, it seems that someone dealt the same dose to our own familiar faces;
Our local politicians.
And so without further ado, prepare your popcorn and drinks as we roll out a slideshow of the most feminine politicians Singapore has ever witnessed…
With some of them becoming absolute thirst traps.
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing
Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung
Minister for Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat
Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong
Workers’ Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh
Singapore Democratic Party leader Chee Soon Juan
Singapore People’s Party Secretary-General Steve Chia
Singapore Democratic Alliance leader Desmond Lim
Well, I see that our politicians are portrayed in a… different light here. Though it should be noted that this isn’t the first time our political celebrities have been glammed up on social media.
Back in 2015, the general election saw a similar type of app released to the public: Meipai.
Well, it seems that one thing’s sure:
A beauty makeover is in order every time the election comes around.
Though one would wonder whether the politicians in question actually feel patronised… or flattered?
Guess we’ll never know.
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