People are giving celebrities and politicians a kawaii makeover with the Meitu app


This is what happens when people on the internet get bored.

You may have seen photos of celebrities, politicians, or even your friends looking like Sailor Moon rejects lately, a trend that’s been widely popular in China since 2008 but has now taken over the world.

Blame Meitu, a photo-editing app that allows users to “beautify” their photos through makeover features with names like Beauty Retouch, Blemish Remover, Slimming, Eye enhancer, and countless other filters, stickers, and editing features.

Meitu users recently spiked in numbers when fans of the Korean drama “Goblin” went crazy for the app with it’s Goblin sword sticker.

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But what attracts people to Meitu is the “Hand-drawn” feature that transforms you into a kawaii-looking anime character. It comes with different filters such as Angelic, Blossoms, Fairy Tale, Mermaid, and Petals.

People have tried it out with celebrities and the results are really… kawaii!

 

Leonardo Dicaprio is too cute for words here:

https://twitter.com/mafer20923/status/823980257321566210

 

Here’s something every One Direction fan will surely like.

https://twitter.com/Tatarsoon/status/824036005787406336
Kawaii Harry!

 

The cuteness game is on with Sherlock here:

https://twitter.com/PeachAnastasiya/status/823955836854734849

 

The cute is strong with this one, Star Wars fans!

 

Our very own Goblin oppa, Gong Yoo:

https://twitter.com/iCaptainChanel/status/823787472320679937

Kiyowo!!!

 

But seriously, I don’t know what to feel about Sir Isaac Newton’s transformation here:

https://twitter.com/wendythewriter2/status/823681772038733825

The Shanghaiist’s Facebook page decided to create an album of Meitu makeovers of politicians including presidents of several countries.

 

Here’s China’s President Xi Jin Ping:

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via Shanghaiist

Loving that on-fleek eyebrows!

 

Former POTUS Barack Obama is such a cutie pie here:

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via Shanghaiist

 

Who would’ve thought Russia’s President Vladimir Putin could look like a softie?

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via Shanghaiist

That wink though!

 

We can probably all agree, Donald Trump looks better here — how we wish we can make his decisions and his attitude “cute” too.

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via Shanghaiist

Can we also have an app for that?

 

Looks like Hillary Clinton is channeling Miss Universe winners here:

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via Shanghaiist

 

We’ve proven that through this app, it’s possible to make Justin Trudeau cuter than he already is!

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via Shanghaiist

 

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is definitely the epitome of kawaii!

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via Shanghaiist

 

The Dalai Lama is serving us some real cuteness here:

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via Shanghaiist

 

And finally, our very own President Rodrigo Duterte is killing it here:

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via Shanghaiist

Patayin ko kayo… sa ka-cute-an!