Are you wondering why you’ve been seeing a good deal of old people photos on your social media feeds in recent weeks even if you don’t really follow a lot of old people online? If yes, then you have probably not heard of the #FaceAppChallenge yet.
FaceApp is a mobile application for both iOS and Android devices that use neural network technology to automatically generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs. Developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, the app allows users to add make-up, glasses, beards, and even smiles to faces in photos. The app can also change the hairstyle and hair color of people in pictures, switch their gender, and even make them look younger or older.
Launched in 2017, FaceApp went viral several times before, and it recently made the headlines once again when several people took part in the #FaceAppChallenge, in which they post photos of themselves with the app’s old-age filter. The challenge has become so popular on the Internet that even a slew of celebrities — actors, music artists, athletes, and reality stars — have also jumped on the bandwagon. Take a look at the slideshow above to see the jaw-dropping results of some your favorite stars’ #FaceAppChallenge.
#1 Mario Lopez
Saved by the Bell actor Mario Lopez submitted not one but two entries for the #FaceAppChallenge. The first one is a shirtless photo of him holding bottle of beers in his hands, and the other is a red carpet picture of him from the 2017 Oscars. His body remains unbelievably ripped in the first photo, while he looks dashing as ever in the second pic. Majority of his followers think he looks a lot like Alec Baldwin, while a few see Kurt Russell in his aged look.
#2 Jonas Brothers
Though Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas have been significantly aged up in this photo, none of them has lost their swag and charisma. In fact, a lot of the boy band’s fans are saying that the siblings are sugar daddy material. Kevin has a resemblance to Bill Murray, while Joe looks a little bit like Eric Braeden’s Victor Newman from the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
#3 Busy Philipps
While Busy Philipps is much older than a cougar in this photo, the Cougar Town actress still looks hot and beautiful nonetheless. Her friends Katie Aselton, Courteney Cox, and Christina Hendricks love the result of her #FaceAppChallenge, while actor Colin Hanks thinks that it could have been more accurate if Busy is rocking pink hair in the picture.
#4 LeBron James
LeBron James’ appearance didn’t change that much. But for some reason, the Los Angeles Lakers player looks wiser and more sensible than he is today.
#5 Gordon Ramsay
This is what Gordon Ramsay could look like if he’s still a judge in the cooking reality TV show MasterChef for its 50th season. While a few of his followers on Instagram find his #FaceAppChallenge entry quite disturbing, most of his fans think that it’s lit and hilarious.
#6 Dwayne Wade
This aged-up photo of Dwayne Wade would easily pass as a picture of Morgan Freeman as God from the 2003 film Bruce Almighty. While the Miami Heat star does have a resemblance to the Oscar-winning actor, some of his Instagram followers think that he looks more like James Pickens Jr.’s Dr. Richard Webber on the TV series Grey’s Anatomy.
#7 Mindy Kaling
“Equal parts hilarious and terrifying” — that’s how Mindy Kaling described her #FaceAppChallenge entry. While some people on Instagram agree that it’s somehow hilarious, no one actually thinks it’s terrifying. In fact, most of her fans still find her stunning in her aged-up photo.
#8 James Marsden
This edited photo of James Marsden suggests that the Westworld actor will only get more handsome and sexier with age. While a few of his online followers didn’t exactly know what to feel with his #FaceAppChallenge entry, there were some who pointed out that he looks like Miami Vice actor Don Johnson.
#9 The cast of Entourage
It was 2015 when we last see the cast of Entourage on the big screen. While it’s unclear whether there’s going to be another sequel, Jerry Ferrara posted an aged-up photo of him with his co-stars Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon on Instagram to show fans what they could look like if the follow-up film happened decades from now. Though the actors all look good in the picture, Dillon himself commented that he “definitely aged the best.”
#10 Jared Leto
Jared Leto edited a photo of him from this year’s Met Gala, where he wore a silky red high-neck gown paired with his own human head accessory. Obviously, Leto’s head accessory also aged up in the picture, making it a little bit hilarious and creepy at the same time. While “future” Leto looks like Wild Wild West star Kevin Kline, some of the former’s fans don’t think it’s going to happen in real life as they are convinced that the Suicide Squad actor is a vampire that doesn’t age.
#11 Colton Underwood
Colton Underwood’s #FaceAppChallenge photo is an edited promo art for the 23rd season of The Bachelor, in which he starred. Some of Underwood’s Instagram followers think that the aged version of himself looks like Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, while others see Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane in his possible future self.
#12 Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi is one hot silver fox in his #FaceAppChallenge photo. A few of his Instagram followers says he looks like Hugh Jackman, but the Shazam actor is convinced that the older he gets the more he looks like Tom Hanks — something that he’s totally okay with.
NSYNC member Lance Bass shared this photo on Instagram to make fun of their fans that have been dying to see them reunite for a tour. With the caption “when we finally reunite,” this aged picture of the popular ‘90s boy band drew lots of laughing emojis online, as it hilariously suggests that a reunion might not happen anytime soon. Bass and Justin Timberlake got the most number of comments, with people saying that Bass looks like The Price Is Right host Bob Barker, and Timberlake reminding them of American Horror Story actor Dennis O’Hare.
#14 Ryan Lochte
Despite being aged up to his 60s or 70s, competitive swimmer and Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte still looks attractive. Rocking a formal blue suit, the athlete can easily pass as a politician. As a matter of fact, some of his Instagram followers think that he has resemblance to former U.S. president George W. Bush and ex-vice president Joe Biden.
#15 Tori Kelly
Former American Idol contestant Tori Kelly also took part in the #FaceAppChallenge and shared her entry on Instagram. She captioned her aged-up photo with the phrase “pretty fades.” While that’s relatively true, many of her fans begged to disagree, saying that her “future” self still looks beautiful despite her old age. As a matter of fact, a few of Tori’s followers think that it’s a bit unfair that she gets to look that good a number of decades from now.
#16 Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher
Jordan Rodgers posted this aged photo of him with his fiancée JoJo Fletcher to announce when they are going to marry. While some The Bachelor fans think they will be tying the knot when their hair turn gray just like in the picture, Jordan revealed that their wedding is actually happening next year. The details of their wedding aside, the Jordan looks like action star Sylvester Stallone in the picture, while JoJo bears a striking resemblance to popular English anthropologist Jane Goodall.
While FaceApp’s old-age filter did make Drake a lot older, the rapper remains so hot and stylish that he could still grace the cover of GQ Magazine. Also, the rapper’s Instagram followers think he looks like his fellow Canadian and former NBA player Rick Fox.
#18 Adam Scott
No, this isn’t a photo of a much older version of Hugh Jackman’s Logan. This, believe it or not, is an aged-up picture of Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott. Captioning the photo with “I knew I’d regret this,” Adam didn’t seem happy with the results, but some of his Instagram followers assured him that old age looks good on him.
#19 Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X’s #FaceAppChallenge photo got a lot of comments from his fans and they seemingly couldn’t agree on which celebrity the rapper looks like the most. Some of his followers think he bears resemblance to the disgraced Bill Cosby, while others think he looks like the retired football player Michael Irving as well as the soul singer Charles Bradley.
#20 Ludracris and Tyrese Gibson
Ludacris wrote on Instagram that this is what he and Tyrese would like in the 50th installment of the Fast and the Future franchise, which according to some fans, would be all about wheel chair racing and taking over nursing home. Despite being aged up to their late 60s, both actors still have their swag. Ludacris looks like talk show host Al Sharpton, while Tyrese shares some facial qualities with actor Jester Hairston.
#21 Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart looks like Lethal Weapon’s Danny Glover in his #FaceAppChallenge photo. As seen in the clapperboard in the picture, the photo was taken from the set of Kevin’s 2020 drama film Fatherhood. But given his aged look in the snapshot, it seems that it would be more fitting if the movie would be re-titled to Grandfatherhood.
#22 JWoww and Snooki
Though their own facial skin has sagged a little bit, JWoww and Snooki basically look the same as they are today. But what made their #FaceAppChallenge entry a little bit funny was that some people on Instagram think that the Jersey Shore stars underwent plastic surgery to achieve their looks in the photo.
Diplo is giving off some serious sexy daddy vibes in his #FaceAppChallenge photo. The DJ’s face looks way older than he is today, but his upper body remains in incredible shape. While Diplo’s aged self doesn’t have any specific celebrity lookalike, a number of fans think that he would be perfect to star in a live-action Popeye reboot.
#24 Skylar Astin
Skylar Astin called himself a “grandzaddy” in his #FaceAppChallenge entry. Grandzaddy is an amalgamation of the words grandfather and zaddy, which is a new term to describe an attractive and fashionable guy with swag and sex appeal. While Skylar’s Instagram followers all agree that the Pitch Perfect actor aged well, and according them, the future Skylar would pass as Burt Reynolds, Eric MccCormack, Charles Esten, and Bryan Callen.
#25 Sam Smith
Sam Smith looks like Graham Norton and George Michael in his #FaceAppChallenge photo. Though the openly gay English singer is rocking a full beard in the picture, his huge crystal-encrusted, heart-shaped hoop earring gives his overall look a touch of femininity.
#26 The Cast Of Queer Eye
This is what the cast of Queer Eye could look like if they’re still doing the show 30 years later. Though Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness all got their fair share of wrinkles in their aged-up group photo, there’s no denying that they still look fabulous as ever.
#27 Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun shared his #FaceAppChallenge entry almost a month after his feud with Taylor Swift broke the Internet. With the caption “last couple of weeks have really taken a toll on me,” his aged-up photo suggests that the accusations Taylor made against him have somehow stressed him out. While those allegations are certainly worrying, Scooter’s followers all agree that he doesn’t have to worry much about ageing, as he still looks attractive even as an old man.
#28 Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha called herself a GILF or “grandmother I’d like to fuck” in her #FaceAppChallenge entry. The singer-songwriter also used her aged-up photo to break the notion that women turn into hags when they get older. “With age comes wisdom and experience, especially in the bedroom,” she explained, before telling everyone that she’s gonna be “a wise, beautiful, and freaky ass grandma.”
#29 Russell Wilson
No, this isn’t Mel Gibson playing football. This is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after he was aged up to his early 60s through FaceApp’s old-age filter. Clearly, Wilson aged so well and even managed to keep his muscular physique necessary for his sports.
#30 Noah Centineo
Like thousands of his fans, Noah Centineo seems happy with how he looks in his #FaceAppChallenge photo. In fact, the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before actor wrote on Instagram that he’s going to be “so pressed” when he doesn’t end up looking like this 50 years later.
#31 Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici
While Sean Lowe looks a lot older than he is today in the photo, his wife Catherine Giudici didn’t age a bit. Some fans of the Bachelor couple think Lowe has a resemblance to actors Richard Dreyfuss and Kevin Costner, while Giudici appears to be a lookalike of actress Mariska Hargitay.