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.
In a TikTok posted on Sept. 28, user Izzy (@preeyonce) shared her hilarious passport photo mishap.
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
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..”
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.”
The Daily Dot reached out to Izzy via TikTok comment.