In what can be termed an extreme makeover stunt, a black family has become ‘white’.
A man, his wife and their teenage daughter are unrecognizable today with a new hairdo and encapsulating make-up.
They look a typical white family.
This fascinating transformation was done as part of a French television show called “Dans la peau d’un Noir” (In the skin of a Black Person).
Interestingly, a white family also lived like a black family as part of the reality TV show.
Christine Cauquelin, a director of the documentary, explained that “this is not a movie about racism because France is not racist in the sense of segregation, but rather to address the
behaviours that are causing tensions.”
It was done to illustrate that people are treated differently because of the colour of their skin.
Romuald Berald, 41, his wife Kitty Sina, 48, and her 19-year-old daughter, Audrey Verges was transformed into a white family.
While, Stephanie Lawrence, Jonathan Richier and their son Romuald Richier were chosen to be transformed into a black family.
Once the families had been chosen, a team spent six months developing pigments and wigs, and ten weeks preparing the materials and to test them.
The families had to be very patient as the team of experts worked on changing their appearance.
It took several hours to apply all layers of white spray paint, and to do their hair and makeup.
At the end of the process, the families, and everyone who saw them, were left in shock with their new looks as they look naturally white and black, and were hard to recognise.
[Sources:Dans la peau d’un Noir, Emirate 247]