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Designers from 22 Countries Photoshopped the Same Woman

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By day Esther Hongi is a Social Media Manager for the startup .UNO. But her side hustle is orchestrating a far-reaching social experiment called Before & After. As Honig explains, she found both expert and amateur designers alike from over 25 different countries through freelancing platforms, like Fiverr, and paid them between five and $30 to fulfill the assignment "make me beautiful." Below you see how 22 of the designers—who are from all over, like Sri Lanka or Serbia or Indonesia or Chile—changed and decorated her face. · Before & After [Esther Honig]
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