Vine has a new “challenge” every few days, so it is mostly impossible to keep up with them all — at best, you can just hope to not miss the good ones and skip most of the bad ones.
This challenge though, in which Viners show themselves at their “ugliest” before adding zit cream and then PRESTO! instant gorgeous, seems like it has its heart in the right place, but it’s also kind of sad.
Not only are there kids tied in there who have to make jokes because they don’t feel they’re attractive enough to have a surprise reveal, but there are also kids in there who even after their surprise reveal somehow look worse.
And part of the challenge or not, the level of narcissism with some of these kids is pretty cringeworthy, no matter how good they look “after.” For a lot of them, I feel like I’d much rather hang out with the “before” kid. They somehow seem more real.