While wiping out unwanted blemishes and wrinkles through image editing apps like Facetune is a skill offered to amateurs, not everyone is adept at using it.
When Callista Gingrich—the 3rd wife of former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich—wished everyone a "lovely weekend" and posted a photo of herself and her husband on social media, it was apparent that her photo editing prowess was sorely lacking.
Her forehead appears to have been taken over by a giant blurry patch that does not blend in with the edges.
If she meant to smooth out any wrinkles, she definitely accomplished her goal, but left her husband hanging without any digital manipulation.
The result is a photo that is a major study in contrasts.
When you only face-tune one of the people in the picture. https://t.co/Hcfq5HW9xX— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1599960006.0
@TheRealHoarse This is cropped from the photo, not a random beige square— Angry(er) Birb (@Angry(er) Birb)1599960515.0
It did not take long before, socialite, former model, and author Chrissy Teigen took notice of the awkward portrait.
She called out the Facetune fail with an indirect message to the politician on Twitter.
"get u a girl who will Facetune u both."
get u a girl who will Facetune u both https://t.co/78A4uz2NRn— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1599960304.0
Teigen then kindly offered her photo editing services and gave Newt the treatment she thought he deserved with a short clip demonstrating his before-and-after treatment.
You’re welcome @newtgingrich https://t.co/kj4LIhncGm— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1599961468.0
She followed up with a one-word tweet describing the result.
gorge https://t.co/yHEGF9Uc9t— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1599961758.0
People gave props to Teigen's skillful touch and philanthropy.
@chrissyteigen @newtgingrich @chrissyteigen I don’t think I could love you more. #secretbesties lol I wish!— KKathleen (@KKathleen)1599971914.0
@chrissyteigen @newtgingrich doing the lord’s work— carmen (@carmen)1599961564.0
@chrissyteigen @newtgingrich You are the kindest person ever.— Edgar Allen Hoe (@Edgar Allen Hoe)1599961517.0
@chrissyteigen @newtgingrich thank you for using your bed rest time constructively 🤗❤️🤗— Colleen M (@Colleen M)1599962462.0
Despite Teigen's retouching efforts, people still saw the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate for who he was at face value.
@chrissyteigen @newtgingrich I can still see the evil.— MPJ (@MPJ)1599961570.0
@chrissyteigen @newtgingrich Let’s be honest, no filter will help that mug.— Patte OReilly ☘️ (@Patte OReilly ☘️)1599987907.0
Others tried their hand at adjusting the photo.
@CallyGingrich @newtgingrich I, too, know how to use photoshop to get rid of imperfections. https://t.co/cihW65BF2y— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1599960519.0
@TheRealHoarse @CallyGingrich @newtgingrich is newt trollface... or epic trollface? https://t.co/6yuofTG8Rn— ⚓㊙️⫷çşƒ℥℥℥⫸㊙️⚓ (@⚓㊙️⫷çşƒ℥℥℥⫸㊙️⚓)1599986954.0
The Daily Dot noted that Callista appeared to have discovered the Facetune app in 2018 and was using it excessively.
I wish I loved anything as much as Callista Gingrich loves FaceTune. https://t.co/6We9iLnl7Y— Tyler Dinucci!! (@Tyler Dinucci!!)1589999146.0
The Gingrich's love of FaceTune is quite unsettling. https://t.co/O986gHqv1f— Rebecca Sullivan (@Rebecca Sullivan)1535673286.0
Callista Bisek, 54, was a House of Representatives staff member who had an affair with Gingrich and became his third wife eight months after leaving office.
She is 23 years his junior.