There’s not a person on the planet who would describe their passport photo as “flattering.” But when it comes to awkward photos, this American traveller undoubtably takes the cake.
After sending in her passport to the U.S. State Department for renewal before going on a trip to Germany, Chelsey Ramos was horrified with what she found upon flipping through her new passport. But unlike most of us, it wasn’t just because her face looked a little red, or her hair was a bit messy. Her repulsion was far more warranted than that – her forehead was elongated to double its size.
The image was apparently distorted during the printing process, giving this poor woman a very unsightly, cone-headed appearance.
Understandably, Ramos was furious with the whole situation. Her boyfriend, on the other hand, had a very different reaction: “As soon as I saw it I just started laughing. It’s one of the funniest ‘bloopers’ I’ve ever seen… and it wasn’t mine!” Reece Lagunas told The Huffington Post.
And what loving, supportive boyfriend would miss the opportunity to embarrass his girlfriend all over the internet? Right after she received the passport, Lagunas posted photo on Reddit, where it immediately became the butt (or the head, in this case) of many jokes.
Ms. Ramos has since returned her passport to the U.S. State Department, which according to her boyfriend, has been “super helpful” in fixing the situation.
So before you get upset the next time you take a bad passport or ID photo, take a minute to think about our poor friend Chelsey and her oh-so unfortunate forehead incident. Maybe that messy hair isn’t so bad after all.