‘Catfish’ stuns with her true colors: ‘I’ll never go out again’

Social media watchdogs are screaming “catfish” at the alarming look of a glamorous influencer without makeup.

Julia Grandoni – who has proclaimed herself “your mother’s favorite TikToker” – has jumped on the viral trend of users sharing before-and-after photos of themselves.

The Quebec woman, who works in digital advertising, posted a picture of herself in a tight black dress and her hair perfectly coiffed. She then paired it with a video of herself lying in bed, lip-singing the lyrics to the Roy Woods-Drake collaboration “Girl That’s Not Me,” and laughing.

The now-viral clip, which was posted on March 21, has been viewed nearly 13 million times and has 1.9 million likes as of Wednesday night.

Grandoni told Need To Know that the glow-up takes her two hours to perfect her stunning makeup makeovers featured in the video compilation above.

The commentators are either awestruck or amazed by Grandoni’s sorcery.

“I will never go out again,” wrote one user.

“Must be illegal,” explained another.

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Julia Grandoni said she did the viral TikTok to let people know she’s comfortable in her own skin.
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She said it takes about two hours to get fully glam and add hair extensions.
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Another commented, “This is why guys need to swim with girls before committing to a relationship.”

“That’s why I have trust issues,” one viewer agreed, while another user added, “I’m scared of dating women now.”

“My makeup doesn’t do that,” commented another follower, while another user called her a “shape-shifter.”

Others shared their own experiences with real chameleons.

“I understand that. Once my neighbor came to the door and asked for my ‘sister’. I have no sister! She was used to seeing me pimped not teasing me,” wrote one.

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This is the pimped image used by Julia Grandoni in her video.
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Julia Grandoni laughed about her transformation in TikTok.
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“I think it’s great that you show your face without make-up! We have to normalize that natural is also beautiful,” said another user.

Another added: “This happened to me a few years ago. A handyman who was in the house saw a picture of me on the mantel and asked who that was? I said it’s me!”

Regardless of public perception, Grandoni told NeedToKnow.online that she made the video so people would know she was comfortable in her own skin. In fact, her fame as the “#1 Catfish” only increased after she was spotted by The Post last month.

“In the beginning the reaction was pretty good but later on people thought differently that I’m just a catfish,” said Grandoni, an aspiring influencer who hasn’t revealed her real age but is rumored to be in her mid-30s.

“The angle I used at the end of my video was totally over the top and he should realize I’m BIG ugly, but other than that it doesn’t take much for me to look like I normally do – I normally never wear makeup- up.”

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“I’ll never go out again,” commented one user on Grandoni’s TikTok.
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