@YassifyBot Regrets Being @YassifyBot

A few weeks ago, Denver Adams* never imagined their life would revolve around a Twitter account and a FaceApp Pro subscription. Rather, the art history student behind the viral @YassifyBot account just wanted to see what Charles II’s portrait and Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring would look like with some contour and fake lashes, and, if they’re being completely honest, it would’ve been much better if it had stayed that way. pic.twitter.com/L9qMldP86r— Yassify Bot (@YassifyBot) November 13, 2021 pic.twitter.com/a6dwh8TFRZ— Yassify Bot (@YassifyBot) November 13, 2021 Virality is new territory for Adams as someone who’s always tried to remain off their phone and “touch grass.” However, after getting sick earlier this month, the 22-year-old became bored enough to buy a FaceApp subscription so they could make over-the-top edits to selfies and photos of their friends in a process now known as “yassification.” But with only so many images to alter, Adams was inspired by an edit made by Twitter user @baklavalamp to “maximize” their $5 purchase by creating a Twitter account where they pretended to be a bot making use of the app’s AI-driven lip plumper, gender swap and filter option.be young, be dope, be proud