'Catfishes' Reveal What They Look Like in 'Real Life' | 22 Words

A whole host of self-proclaimed Catfishes have been taking to TikTok to reveal what they look like in real life...

And let's just say, their transformations are a real eye-opener.

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Here's the full story...

Now, in the last decade, the act of catfishing has become a phenomenon in its own right.​

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Ever since the 2010 documentary Catfish hit our screens, the word - once usually reserved for a species of actual fish - was given a whole new meaning entirely.

So, what exactly is catfishing?

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Well, as per Dictionary.com, catfishing defines the process of luring someone into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.

So, after being catfished himself, Nev Schulman decided to document his journey in tracking down his online love, Megan...

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Who actually turned out to be Angela, a Michigan-based mom who had fabricated Megan and, ultimately, her entire romance with Nev.

Following the success of his documentary, MTV soon swept it up...

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And thus, MTV's Catfish: The TV Show was born.

The series has been a roaring success...

And not only has it catapulted Nev and his filmmaking buddy, Max, to unprecedented levels of stardom, it has also made the act of catfishing somewhat of a cultural norm.

Fast forward to today, and more people than ever are finding themselves being lured into the catfishing trap.

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Dating apps, social media, and endless camera filters have made it all too easy for people to create an online appearance that doesn't quite align with reality.

Admittedly, some people aren't intentionally out there catfishing...

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But thanks to their heavy use of makeup and filters, they somehow end up doing it anyway.

Well, some of these self-proclaimed catfishers have been taking to TikTok as of late (because where else?) to expose themselves.

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Let's take a look at some of the best ones...

This guy showed just how easy it is to catfish...

@a.mareeeeeeeee

y'all stay safe out here ##fyp ##foryou ##catfish ##video

♬ original sound - KayπŸ¦‹

Catfishing for an online class? I'm here for it.

@jjohnnyvo

is Johnny here? purrr-present 😼😾 ##catfish ##onlineschool ##onlineclass

♬ talk to me boy - skyler

Is it weird that I preferred her before the catfish transformation?

@emilielein88

IM sUch A cATfisH🀠 or not...πŸ˜… ##Comedy ##Norway ##Catfish ##GlowUp πŸ”₯

♬ Wrong (feat. Lil Uzi Vert) - MAX

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here's 2019 winner, Jacqueline Jossa, showed off her own "criminal" catfishing.

@jacjossa

I just had too! ##catfish it is criminal but we all do it bitches! Make us feel a bit better πŸ˜‚πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

♬ original sound - Grace Keeling

Makeup does insane things, doesn't it?

@cyankellis4

lol if you ever see me in person don’t be disappointed πŸ˜…πŸ€£ ##fyp ##catfish

♬ I cannot believe this blew up - moldoga

Who doesn't love a stuffed boob catfish?

@misocolorful

I use up a whole roll every time ##catfish

♬ Your The The The THE GRINCH - TikToksSoundGuy

Here's how to mirror-selfie catfish, folks.

@kyraxspears

It’s all about the angles ladies. My husband is so lucky πŸ₯Ί ##greenscreen ##catfish ##meow

♬ I cannot believe this blew up - moldoga

We can all relate to this one.

@camillacolbro

killin that dark circle trend πŸ₯΄ ##catfish ##darkcircles

♬ original sound - πŸ€“πŸ€ͺ😑

So, there you have it! Keep scrolling for more viral stories...