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‘Not the floating egg’: Woman shares why you should never wear a white hijab for a passport photo

'Sorrows... prayers..'


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Posted on Oct 2, 2023   Updated on Oct 9, 2023, 12:32 pm CDT

A woman shares the problem with wearing a white hijab for her passport photo: her hijab blended in with the background, leaving only her face in the photo. 

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In a TikTok posted on Sept. 28, user Izzy (@preeyonce) shared her hilarious passport photo mishap.

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Responding to a stitch by user Sagal Jama (@sagszn) in which she shows off her new passport photo in an all-black outfit with a black hijab, Izzy shares her own passport photo. She slowly moves away to reveal the photo– having worn all white with a white hijab to have her photo taken, all that can be seen is her face on a solid white background. 

“Never wear a white hijab guys…” she wrote in the video’s caption. 

By Monday, Izzy’s video had 11.9 million views. 

@preeyonce #stitch with @Sagal Jama ♬ original sound – Izzy
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Many commenters could not help but laugh at Izzy’s predicament, sharing their sympathy. 

“Well it’s definitely a headshot……” one user wrote. 

“Maybe my passport photo isn’t that bad after all,” another shared. “Sorrows… prayers..”

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Izzy is far from the first to have a botched passport photo. 

In a story from 2017, a woman found that after getting her passport photo taken at Costco, the finished result was badly distorted, giving her an elongated forehead and “conehead” appearance. 

TikTok user Katie (@katiefiore898) shared her own experience with a botched passport photo. She arrived to have her photo taken with her hair up in a bun, and was told that her bun was too large for the photo. The solution? To crop it out entirely, making it look as if she had a very short haircut. 

Izzy was able to find humor in the experience, comparing herself to the music video for Lady Gaga’s “Applause” in the caption of a follow-up video joking about the situation. In a comment, she wrote, “They will write about me in the history books I fear.” 

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The Daily Dot reached out to Izzy via TikTok comment.

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*First Published: Oct 2, 2023, 5:34 pm CDT

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