It’s the Kardashians unmasked.
A wild AI simulation purports to depict what the Kardashians, who are famous for their alleged love of cosmetic enhancements, would look like if they never went under the knife. A video portraying the celeb influencers’ theoretical “normal” faces has garnered 2.6 million views on TikTok.
“We used three different AI software and two different standard graphics software and a full week to pull it off,” Keith from Vandahood Live, the wizards responsible for the digital reverse makeover, told PetaPixel of their work. “We had to take a different approach for each member of the family since each one underwent different changes over the years.”
They were able to achieve the freaky effect by using the virtual tools Deep Face Lab, FaceApp and EbSynth.
The resultant virtual unmasking depicts snippets of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian from the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” grand finale. It then juxtaposes them with digitally-altered versions of the same clip that allegedly show the “normalized” influencers sans cosmetic intervention.
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The differences between the theoretical before and afters are so jarring you’d think the Kardashians were catfishing. Perhaps most noticeable are Kylie Jenner’s lips, which are much less plush in her manipulated visage, and Khloé Kardashian’s nose.
While the video edits the Kardashian clan as we know them today, most members of the family have claimed to have never had any work done.
Kylie, 25, famously revealed on “Keeping Up” in 2015 that she’d altered her pout with fillers because of her insecurity over thin lips. Fans have also speculated that she’d gotten a nose job, butt lift and boob job — accusations that the reality star has vehemently denied.
“People think I fully went under the knife, and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false,” the makeup mogul told Paper Magazine in 2019.
Meanwhile, Kylie’s older half-sister Khloé, 38, claimed that she’d gotten a nose job on the “Keeping Up” farewell special last year. The Good American founder also copped to getting fillers and trying Botox, which she reportedly “responded horribly” to.
Perhaps no Kardashian is steeped in as much plastic surgery speculation as Kim, 41. After keeping her luscious lips sealed, the Kardashian family frontwoman finally spilled the beans on the alleged authenticity of her appearance in an interview with Allure magazine this past August.
When asked what exactly Kardashian has done to her face, the SKKN founder simply responded, “a little bit of Botox,” pointing to her forehead between her brows — and reportedly telling the writer she should get some, too.
However, the billionaire insisted that her lips and cheeks are sans-filler, and her lashes are au naturel.
“I’ve never had eyelash extensions. I’ve never done anything,” the 41-year-old mogul declared. “I’ve never filled my cheeks. I’ve never filled my lips.”
Needless to say, many social media skeptics deemed her claims “fake news” with one critic fuming, “I’ll say this: to have her in front of you and not press her on what she’s had done beyond Botox is irresponsible, and the passing mention that ‘she built her body’ is so frustrating.”
“I was so interested and intrigued to read about the ‘science of natural beauty,’ said another skeptic. “Then I saw Kim Kardashian and didn’t bother. I think these magazines think we’re idiots.”