There exists this Twitter account: azusagakuyuki.
It is essentially a repository of photos and tweets from what appears to be a female bike enthusiast in Japan.
The account currently has over 16,000 followers.
Some examples of photos on the Twitter account involve what looks to be the young biker, often posing with the bike:
みなさーん٩( ˆoˆ )۶— 宗谷の蒼氷 (@azusagakuyuki) February 10, 2021
一言: Life is once, play this world#バイク乗りと繋がりたい #バイク乗りとして軽く自己紹介 pic.twitter.com/t28mZmJ4vg
But spoiler alert: Given the state of technological advancement these days, one can never really believe what they see online all the time.
In one of the photos, it was revealed in a side mirror that the person behind the camera looked nothing like the one in the photos.
The person behind the camera
Japanese media picked up on this curious turn of events, and eventually tracked the biker down.
According to a Japanese variety show, the rider turned out to be a 50-year-old man who makes use of a phone app to transform his looks.
Here's the reveal when the crew rolled around to interview him:
The man reportedly said that nobody wants to see an "uncle", and so, he turned himself into a "beautiful woman" so that his photos would be popular.
The app he uses is FaceApp, which is a photo-editing app that allows users to apply filters.
One filter allows users to "change their gender".
Top photo via azusagakuyuki/Twitter, ซากุระเที่ยงคืน - เรื่องเล่าจากญี่ปุ่น/FB
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