A young female Japanese motorbike rider with a huge fan following on social media turned out to be a 50-year-old man who has been altering his appearance through FaceApp and Photoshop.
This shocking fact was revealed when the man unwittingly posted a photograph on Twitter in which his reflection in a mirror raised suspicion, reports Ladbible.
The biker always shares photographs with his motorbikes on her Twitter page under the user name @azusagakuyuki. She has a following of over 20,000 on the microblogging platform.
Here is one of her tweets:
— 宗谷の蒼氷 (@azusagakuyuki) February 10, 2021
In all the posts, he was seen using the edited pictures of a woman’s face instead of his own. This deception continued until last month when one user pointed out a tiny flaw in one of the photos of a motorcycle she posted. In the photo, a reflection of a middle-aged man was seen in the rearview mirror. This raised suspicion about the female biker.
でも見てください こんなになっちゃいました(⸜( * ॑꒳ ॑* )⸝)
— 宗谷の蒼氷 (@azusagakuyuki) February 11, 2021
According to the Daily Mail, a Japanese media outlet attempted to gather more information about the popular influencer and eventually the crew of a Japanese variety show managed to locate the biker and made the shocking revelation that the biker was actually a 50-year-old man.
Reportedly, the man used FaceApp to photoshop his face into a woman’s face as he believed that ‘no one wanted to see an old uncle.’ Instead, he chose a beautiful woman to look youthful.
He also told the show that he enjoyed the feeling of an online celebrity. People liked his transformed face and praised the man for his editing skills.