Augmented reality (AR) filters are a great way to elevate the filming and viewing experience on social media with its diverse options that can drastically alter appearances or facilitate games.
On July 10, Caldecott queen Zoe Tay shared her amusing experience with a TikTok filter that rated looks on her TikTok and Instagram pages.
Mistakenly believed it rated IQ
Originally posted by actor James Seah, the video starts with Seah's face in the frame with the "Rate Your Looks" filter activated.
Seah then exits the frame as the camera pans left to focus on Tay who smiles with pursed lips just as the filter settles on its verdict — three out of 10.
In response, Seah could be heard saying, "Aiyo" with a chuckle while Tay cracks into a grin and remarks, "Huh, my IQ is that low?" before erupting into infectious laughter.
The video pans back to a laughing Seah shortly before the video ends.
In addition to the flood of comments that expressed amusement of the outcome, many netizens, including Seah, commented that the veteran actress deserved a 10 out of 10 rating.
"Rate Your Looks" filter
Tay may be unfamiliar with the filter, based on her mistaken assumption that the filter rated IQ, but this was not Seah's first rodeo with the filter.
On July 4, Seah first posted his own experience with the filter and was rated a scathing -1 out of 10.
"The Heartland Hero"
According to The Straits Times, Tay will be appearing as a guest on Channel 8's long-form drama, "The Heartland Hero" which features Seah, Ng, and Chua.
On April 26, Mediacorp announced that it would be parting ways with Pow after his brushes with the law.
Pow was caught drink-driving in September 2020 and breaching safe-distancing measures in October 2020.
Top images by @zoetay10 on Instagram.