Face swap fun with the celebs

Just for fun: The Toggle BFF nominees get on the face-swap bandwagon, at our special request

Can you identify this new batch of actors on the hill?
Can you identify this new batch of actors on the hill?
20 Apr 2016

Can you identify this new batch of actors on the hill?

You’ve seen Hollywood celebs do the face swap thing with a cardboard cutout of Leonardo DiCaprio’s face at the 2016 Oscars red carpet and Jimmy Kimmel have ‘filter’ fun with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s faces, when the duo filmed a video apology for their dog-smuggling deed (by the way, they were let off on account of that video). Now, watch local celebs warm up to this strange new app.

We have no intentions of scarring fans with these images, but take it with a pinch of salt and have a good laugh. Warning: hilarity ahead, proceed with caution.

‘Bin Bin’, ‘Loy Loy’ and the Kenneth Ma-lookalike
‘Bin Bin’, ‘Loy Loy’ and the Kenneth Ma-lookalike
20 Apr 2016

‘Bin Bin’, ‘Loy Loy’ and the Kenneth Ma-lookalike

We hate to admit it, but what Aloysius Pang says is true – Xu Bin looks like a doppleganger of Hong Kong actor Kenneth Ma with Aloy’s features (person in grey sweater). Don’t you think he also bears slight resemblance to their Noon Talk boss, Dasmond Koh

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


What do Aloysius and Xu Bin think of each other’s new looks?
What do Aloysius and Xu Bin think of each other’s new looks?
20 Apr 2016

What do Aloysius and Xu Bin think of each other’s new looks?

“I think we still look quite telegenic with each other’s faces on,” said Xu Bin. Honestly, we think Aloy needs to do something about Xu Bin’s strong brow game, which looks perfectly fine on Xu Bin himself, but stands out – with intended comic effect – on Aloysius’ face.

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!

 

What would Ian Fang and Jeffrey Xu do if they could swap faces for a day?
What would Ian Fang and Jeffrey Xu do if they could swap faces for a day?
20 Apr 2016

What would Ian Fang and Jeffrey Xu do if they could swap faces for a day?

To be honest, we thought Ian looks surprisingly decent with Jeffrey’s features on his face (see right image), but his Shanghai buddy Jeffrey thinks otherwise.

To sum it up in Jeffrey’s words: “I think if I had Ian’s face, I look like a Korean actor. But if he had my face (laughs), I think he looks really, really ugly! He can’t do anything with my face – he should only stay at home and visit Korea to do plastic surgery.”

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


Jeffrey’s “Korean actor-like” face
Jeffrey’s “Korean actor-like” face
20 Apr 2016

Jeffrey’s “Korean actor-like” face

Speaking of which, Ian – with Jeffrey’s face on it – reminds us of a yakuza (gangster) character that just popped out of a Japanese drama with Ian’s blonde hair and headband. Agree? In case you’re not sure which one we’re referring to – it’s the guy wearing red. 

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


Kate Pang looks like a Japanese star: Vivian Lai
Kate Pang looks like a Japanese star: Vivian Lai
20 Apr 2016

Kate Pang looks like a Japanese star: Vivian Lai

Thanks to her cutesy hairstyle and Kate’s doe eye features, Vivian looks like a Japanese star with Kate’s face and the actress-host couldn’t help but agree too: “I think I look damn good with your face.” On the other hand, Kate thinks she looks like someone with a baseball home plate over her face. Um, okay…

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


What would Vivian and Kate do if they could swap faces for a day?
What would Vivian and Kate do if they could swap faces for a day?
20 Apr 2016

What would Vivian and Kate do if they could swap faces for a day?

The BFF pairing’s chemistry was evidently felt during their interview as both wanted to rob or be a money scammer if they had to swap faces for a day. Vivian explains it best: “Why does it feel like there’s a stocking over my face when it’s on you – I look like a robber. The proportions are totally off!” 

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


Chen Hanwei looks like Zheng Geping’s son, Calvert: Zoe Tay
Chen Hanwei looks like Zheng Geping’s son, Calvert: Zoe Tay
20 Apr 2016

Chen Hanwei looks like Zheng Geping’s son, Calvert: Zoe Tay

While Hanwei thinks he looks “ok” with his face on Zoe’s body, because he used to have long hair previously, Ah Jie said: “You remind me of Calvert (Zheng Geping’s son) because he has slightly Eurasian features.”

So what does her BFF think of her new look? “You really look like Aileen Tan – with your face on my body,” said Hanwei. We would be lying if we said we don't see the resemblance.

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


Hanwei gets up to no good with the “filters”
Hanwei gets up to no good with the “filters”
20 Apr 2016

Hanwei gets up to no good with the “filters”

During the interview, we learned that Hanwei is quite a pro with the face swap app, having played with it the night before and experimenting it on different actresses’ faces to kill time on the royal throne, or so we’re told. Due to his familiarity with the app, the playful actor started to select a couple of filters for his BFF to try and thanks to him, we got to see Zoe as the poop emoticon, an old lady, ape, dog and even Johnny Depp. 

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


Dennis Chew: I look like Ariel Lin with Rui En’s face
Dennis Chew: I look like Ariel Lin with Rui En’s face
20 Apr 2016

Dennis Chew: I look like Ariel Lin with Rui En’s face

While Dennis feels Rui En looks good in an androgynous getup – with her face on his body, his ‘mei’ felt otherwise about it, especially after he said that he resembles Ariel Lin. Here’s Rui En’s reply, which ended up in guffaws: “Oh my god! Where did you get that idea from? (Laughs)”

When asked if she thinks Dennis looks good with his face on her body, Rui En jokingly quipped, “I think my necklace looks good.”

Watch snippets of their face swap video below!


Julie Tan swaps faces with her co-stars
Julie Tan swaps faces with her co-stars
20 Apr 2016

Julie Tan swaps faces with her co-stars

From Desmond Tan and Shane Pow to Marcus Chin and Zhu Houren, none of Julie’s co-stars were spared from this hilarious face-swapping gimmick on the set of Channel 8’s long-form drama, Peace & Prosperity. Thanks to Julie, we now know what hairstyle will not work on Desmond and we realised she actually looks pretty cute with a boyish crop!

Nat Ho swaps faces with his Tanglin co-stars
Nat Ho swaps faces with his Tanglin co-stars
20 Apr 2016

Nat Ho swaps faces with his Tanglin co-stars

Here’s one of the actor with ‘ma’ (played by Wee Soon Hui) and his onscreen cousin Ben Tong (played by Darryl Yong). Darryl seems to have aged backwards with Nat’s face on his body, don’t you think so?

Tanglin’s “fraternal twins” Jae Liew and James Seah swap faces
Tanglin’s “fraternal twins” Jae Liew and James Seah swap faces
20 Apr 2016

Tanglin’s “fraternal twins” Jae Liew and James Seah swap faces

Uh, no comment.

Alyssa Chia is “preggers” again
Alyssa Chia is “preggers” again
20 Apr 2016

Alyssa Chia is “preggers” again

The svelte Taiwanese actress almost tricked everyone into thinking she is “pregnant again” when she switched faces with one of her pregnant friends. Nice try.

Leon Jay Williams ends up with a Japanese doll-cut
Leon Jay Williams ends up with a Japanese doll-cut
20 Apr 2016

Leon Jay Williams ends up with a Japanese doll-cut

Leon, who will be seen in Michelle Chong’s upcoming The Lulu movie, looks most unfortunate with bangs and a shoulder-length bob. ‘nuff sad.

JJ Lin swaps faces with a toddler
JJ Lin swaps faces with a toddler
21 Apr 2016

JJ Lin swaps faces with a toddler

Let’s just say face swaps don’t work out for babies and adults – one will look like an overgrown kid and the other person ends up looking like a midget. Not the best combination, we’d say.

Toggle Most Beloved Celebrity BFF Award voting closes at 10pm on April 24. Voting is free and can be done online on a daily basis, one vote per NRIC. The winning Celebrity BFF pairing will be announced at the Star Awards Post Show Party and the winners are determined fully by online voting. 

Related:
10 things we learned about the ‘BFFs’
Local celebrity BFF friendship stories

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