celebrity fakeovers: Axizi na to dis

Axizi na to dis

From 2006 to 2010 Tatiana Stefanidou presented a Greek talk show Axizi na to dis (Worth Watching). Inevitably when in 201o the show talked about the differences between men and women it gave Tatiana the excuse to punk her colleagues:

‘She was supposed to be a German-Greek TV reporter who was visiting the country and generally created chaos inside the channel trying to get interviews from various well known figures working there.’

Previously in 2009 for a piece on obesity, weight loss problems and the public response to fat people she had done a Tyra and appeared on the show made up to look 139 kilos.

The makeup

George and Roulis Alahouzos (Alahouzos FX) were responsible for Tatiana’s transformation.

The makeup was a three piece silicone prosthetic (full face and upper/lower lip pieces). George Alahouzos told me: ‘Both jobs [this and the fat makeup] had to be done in a few days (and with very little money) but we loved the challenge these makeups created under pressure.’

I’m grateful to the Alahouzos brothers for allowing me to use some of these images.