20 Asian Celebrities Reimagined As the Opposite Sex Through Snapchat’s Viral Filter

The world is a giant melting pot of people and now so is your timeline thanks to the viral Snapchat swapping app that allows users to change their appearance by airbrushing images to look like the opposite gender.

The app’s augmented reality (AR) lenses include facial features that are typically male or female.

The male filter adds some scruff, bushier eyebrows, a broader jawline while trying to hide lengthy hair. The female filter features fair skin, longer eyelashes and hair, and makeup such as lipstick and blush.

Snapchat’s new gender-swapping filter has caused quite the stir on social media, with some men creating fake Tinder profiles and using the female filter to attempt to catfish unsuspecting users looking for a hot date.

We decided to round up some celebrities of Asian descent and mixed ethnicity and put them through the app’s lens:

Constance Wu

Photo via Instagram / constancewu

Gemma Chan

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Photo via Instagram / awkwafina

Michelle Yeoh

Photo via Instagram / michelleyeoh_official

Lana Condor

Photo via Instagram / lanacondor

Priyanka Chopra

Photo via Instagram / priyankachopra

Hayley Kiyoko

Photo via Instagram / hayleykiyoko

Sonoya Mizuno

Photo via Instagram / sonoya

Sandra Oh

Photo via Instagram / iamsandraohinsta

Brenda Song

Photo via Instagram / brendasong

Henry Golding

Photo via Instagram / henrygolding

Chris Pang

Photo via Instagram / pangeerz

Ken Jeong

Photo via Instagram / kenjeong

Harry Shum Jr.

Photo via Instagram / harryshumjr

Zayn Malik

Photo via Instagram / zayn

John Cho

Photo via Instagram / johnthecho

Ross Butler

Photo via Instagram / rossbutler

Charles Melton

Photo via Instagram / melton

Manny Jacinto

Photo via Instagram / mjacint0

Alex Landi

Photo via Instagram / alexlandi7

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