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Adele Tricks Adele Impersonators Into Believing She's Not Adele

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Everything Adele does draws the attention of the masses. There's nothing really low-key about her singing style, her personality, nor her record and ticket sales, save for her alarmingly somber dress sense.For someone who's instantly recognizable (her face is even central to most of her album covers), it would be hard to drift by invisibly. That's where makeup artists come in.

British talk show host Graham Norton (who is actually Irish) staged a fake Adele impersonator competition and invited some people who have been in the niche business for over five years. One of those very contestants was Adele herself, but of course, she had to disguise her face. She wore a prosthetic nose and something to disguise her famous chin cleft, plus she deviated from her normal winged liner and went for something smokey. Her lips were made to look smaller. She basically looked like Adele with a fake nose, but it was enough to fool the superfans. After the others' auditions and pretending to be super nervous, she performed that Bob Dylan cover of hers that music consultants on reality television shows still overuse and made everyone super emotional.

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