The #FaceAppChallenge may have come and gone but one celebrity did not need to jump on the bandwagon to nail the social media trend. Without using the app itself, her entry to the challenge is hands down the best we've seen so far!
This fun and empowering Instagram post shows a snippet of her life when she was still known as Ian King. Next to it is a photo of her now after she happily transitioned into Angelina Mead King. She her caption reads, "I didn't even need to use Face App! Happy Pride Month!"
More than just being a throwback post and a social media trend, Angie's post showcases her pride in being able to share her journey. Celebrities and influencers like Iza Calzado, Bubbles Paraiso, Sen. Risa Hontiveros, and Aubrey Miles are just some of her followers who were quick to like and comment, sending much love to the car enthusiast and vocal advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community through a variety of emojis. Of course, her wife, model Joey Mead-King, also had to chime in and leave a comment! So cute!
If you remember, Face App became popular in 2019 for it's realistic aging filter with netizens and celebrities quickly got into and posted their aged-up photos on their social pages with the hashtag #agechallenge. Though the app's gender swap technology isn't new, the variety of choices in terms of the facial reconstruction and elements like a person's hairline, face shape, and facial hair have vastly improved and look even more realistic than it did before. Lauren Young has actually played with the app again and posted this side by side on Instagram!
Meanwhile, Twitter user @baldozagary2 shared Face App-manipulated photos of Liza Soberano just yesterday, showing what the actress would've possibly looked like as a male, and the tweet has over 2,500 likes already!