A black family went for an extreme makeover in order to become a white family, and the results are fascinating.
The husband, wife, and the wife’s teenage daughter, were unrecognizable after they had hair and makeup done to look like they were born white. They looked like 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).
As a matter of fact, there was also a white family, who was transformed and lived as a black family for a while, as part of the show. (see photo left)
Both families had a chance to live with their changed skin color for a while, as they were being recorded for the reality television 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 behaviors that are causing tensions.”
It was done to illustrate that people are treated differently because of the color of their skin.
The photo above shows Romuald Berald, 41, his wife Kitty Sina, 48, and her 19-year-old daughter, Audrey Verges. They are the black family, who was transformed into a white family.
The second photo, shows Stephanie Lawrence, Jonathan Richier and their son Romuald Richier, who 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 recognize.