Can You Identify These Celebrities If We Give Them Fake Mustaches?


By: Emily Maggrett

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So, you think you're a big smartie, right? Just a total genius who's killing it every day, using your giant brain to slay problems? Well, here's a problem for you: Can you recognize luminous actress Lupita Nyong'o, even when we've cleverly Photoshopped a mustache across her perfect face? 

You may think the answer to this question is, "Yes, of course," but we think you'd be BIG WRONG. Why? Well, for one thing, mustaches can be really confusing. We mean, haven't you ever failed to recognize a guy because he was using one as a brilliant disguise? We have, and it hurt. Are you saying that you're better than us? Then prove your powers of perception and take this quiz!

We've put together an incredibly difficult line-up of Photoshopped pictures of celebrities for you to ponder, each one's million-dollar visage obscured by a lip rug. Your mission, if you chose to accept it, is to see past those distracting mustaches and into the celebrities' souls, which will allow you to guess their names correctly. If you guess them wrong, well, that's okay — it just means you're human. But if you guess them right, glory awaits ... It will prove you're one of the smartest people we've ever encountered. So, do you dare to take on this challenge? If so, let's get quizzing!

Wow, this celeb is a 10 even with a giant mustache! Who is she?

Actress and singer Zendaya was on the Disney Channel for years before slaying as MJ in "Spider Man: Homecoming" and blowing up. She had to release her first few tracks independently but has now been signed by Hollywood Records.


Does a mustache disguise the identity of this queen?

What can we say about Beyoncé that hasn't been said? We wouldn't want her to smash up our car with a baseball bat and set it on fire! But seriously, eternal respect to Queen Bey. "Lemonade" may be the best music video of all time.


He's a writer, an actor and a rapper who's usually clean-shaven. Now that he isn't, do you know his name?

Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, seems to have accomplished more before age 40 than most people do in a lifetime. He wrote for "30 Rock," starred on "Community" and topped the charts as Childish Gambino, THEN he decided to create, star in and direct cult hit TV show "Atlanta," plus he played young Lando in "Star Wars." #Goals


If you can guess the name of this redheaded singer when he's 'stached-up, we'll be so impressed! So ... can you?

You can't say that Ed Sheeran isn't living his best life. His songs top the charts, he's besties with Tay-Tay and they even let him guest-star on "Game of Thrones." Pretty good, Ed. Pretty good.


Here's a mystery for you ... discovering the identity of this beautiful mustached woman. Won't you please tell us her name?

"Bella" means "beautiful" in Italian, and Bella Thorne certainly is that! She's also pretty funny. Bella was great on "Big Love" and even more hilarious in "The DUFF." Her Instagram game is DRIPPING.


This guy's mustache is *haunting* us. Who is he?

Australian hunk Liam Hemsworth is also Mr. Miley Cyrus. Yes, even though Miley wrote revenge jam "Wrecking Ball" about it, they later hooked back up and are now married AF. But that's not the only interesting thing about Liam — he's actually a gifted actor who tugged our heartstrings in "The Hunger Games" series.


Sure, the mustache is confusing, but you can still name this female TV star, right?

English actress Sophie Turner is most famous for playing Sansa Stark on "Game of Thrones." You might also recognize her as the wife of former teen sensation Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers.


Pretend like this singer DOESN'T have a giant mustache on her face. Do you know her name now?

Billie Eilish is just 17, but she's world-freaking-famous. Why? It might have something to do with her music, which features starkly honest lyrics, or it might have to do with "hot zombie" looks. Either way, we stan.


This young blonde is one of Gen Z's most famous celebrities. But does this mustache keep you from recognizing her?

The daughter of Yolanda Hadid, one of the stars of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Gigi's fame now eclipses her mother's, thanks to her Instagram-friendly relationship with Zayn Malik and well-photographed friendship with Taylor Swift. She also has an amazing modeling career! So does her sister Bella.


He's so hot with this mustache, we're almost on fire. What's his name?

Sometimes, you've gotta love a tall, cute bro. And movie star Ansel Elgort is just about the tallest, cutest bro there is. We imagine that's at least part of the reason why his films "Baby Driver" and "The Fault in Our Stars" were such big hits!


She's more than someone's sister; she's ... ?

Don't sleep on Solange! An acclaimed musician, Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles has released some dope R&B albums as well become an international fashion icon. As if that's not enough, Solange also paints.


Who's this (normally unmustached) bae?

A charmer since his days on the Disney Channel, Zac Efron has always been a babe. Lately, however, folks have been recognizing his acting and comedy chops, thanks to roles in films like "Neighbors," "The Paperboy" and "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile."


Please tell us the name of this adorbs guy; we need to know. WHO IS HE???

James Franco's little brother Dave may be EVEN CUTER than him. Married to "GLOW" star Alison Brie, Dave is very funny, too, starring in streaming TV shows like "Easy" and "Other Space" as well as comedy films like "The Disaster Artist."


She's fierce, she's fearless, she's ... wearing a mustache? Who is that under there?

Yup, the pint-size redhead above in the terribly unflattering mustache is no other than Madelaine Petsch, aka Cheryl Blossom from "Riverdale." We don't know much about Petsch, but we do know she plays the heck of Cheryl, an insane character given to spouting tongue-twisters and shooting her enemies with a bow and arrow. She slays!


Is it just us, or does this musician look downright *dripping* with a mustache? Who is she?

We knew that mustache wouldn't keep you from recognizing Riri! Rihanna, aka Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is one of the wealthiest female musicians in the world. That's thanks to the bangers she churns out, but it's also due to Fenty, her insanely popular make-up brand. Is there anything this woman can't do?


A mustache is only making our crush on this guy bigger! Quick, what's his name?

He's hot, he's a brilliant actor, he's Michael B. Jordan, the second-spiciest actor from "The Wire" (the spiciest being Idris Elba, of course). He's also been great on other TV shows, such as "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood." But he's probably best known for playing Erik Killmonger in "Black Panther." Wakanda forever!


This singer should consider wearing a mustache more often! Can you name her?

Lorde once sang that "we'll never be royals," but she's certainly pop royalty since she's sold more than 5 million albums worldwide. Originally from New Zealand, Lorde has a gothy, introspective vibe that's so weird, it's universal.


This crooner makes us swoon with songs like "Pillowtalk." But can you recognize this British zaddy when he has a mustache?

Yep, it's Zayn Malik! First discovered on "The X Factor," Zayn attained worldwide fame as a member of boy band One Direction. Currently, he's a solo artist, known for his on-and-off relationship with model and reality TV star Gigi Hadid.


This former Vine singer is big cute with a mustache! Who is he?

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that up above is Mr. Shawn Mendes, his cute-AF mug temporarily disguised with a mustache. People like his music A LOT; his second world tour sold out within minutes.


OMG, this celeb looks even better with a 'stache! What's their name?

As a child, Cole Sprouse starred alongside twin brother Dylan on Disney Channel favorite "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." Currently, he plays self-described weirdo Jughead Jones on "Riverdale," a "gritty reboot" of the beloved "Archie" comic book series.


Maybe it's because he often plays evil guys, but we have to say, this evil mustache is working for this celeb. What's his name?

First famous for playing Hannah Horvath's boyfriend on "Girls," Adam Driver has gone on to an acclaimed film career, starring in several "Star Wars" films as well as critically acclaimed indies like "Logan Lucky."


Although this actress has been famous AF since she was a child, this mustache will keep you from figuring out her name ... or will it?

Did the mustache fool you or nah? Either way, behind that soup strainer was Elle Fanning, everybody's favorite ingenue. She was good as Princess Aurora in "Maleficent," but she was GREAT as Jesse in "The Neon Demon."


Who's this brunette actress?

Yep, behind that mustache is lil Shailene Woodley, star of the addictive HBO series "Big Little Lies." She also broke hearts as Hazel in "The Fault in Our Stars." An activist, Woodley is also famous for protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Only a mustache stands between you and the possibility of recognizing this actress. Can you defeat it?

Fashionable, stunning Lupita Nyong'o was born in Mexico but has Kenyan parents. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she's got a serious understanding of film, since she's worked as a production assistant as well as an actress. Her movies include "12 Years a Slave" and "The Jungle Book," but you probably know her best from "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens."


Would you say "thank u, next" to this singer if she was wearing a mustache when she asked you out?

Everybody and their great-aunt knows who Ariana Grande is; do you really need us to explain this??? Fine. Ariana is a tiny singer with a giant voice. Her perpetual ponytail is such a mood. If you walk by a radio, you'll probably hear an Ariana song playing on it.


He's known on TV as "Archie," but do you know this actor's name when he's flaunting a dope AF mustache?

He plays the hottest Archie imaginable on "Riverdale," but K.J. Apa is more than just a pretty face. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, K.J.'s father is a Samoan chief while his mother is a European New Zealander. K.J. sings as well as playing piano and guitar ... He's even got a band!


Is a mustache capable of obscuring the identity of this country singer?

Everybody likes Kacey Musgraves. She gets nominated for CMT Awards, but she WINS Grammys. A singer-songwriter with progressive sensibilities, her big crossover hit was "Follow Your Arrow."


There's nothing "lil" about this rapper when he's got a mustache. Can you tell us his identity?

Georgia-born rapper Lil Yachty makes bubblegum trap. After releasing his mixtape "Lil Boat" and walking in one of Kanye's fashion shows, he put out his debut album "Teenage Emotions," which featured everyone from Migos to Diplo.


This guy is everybody's boyfriend, ESPECIALLY when he has a mustache. Who is he?

Noah Centineo was on the acclaimed television show "The Fosters" for years, but it was his role in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" that made him the Internet's boyfriend. As Peter Kavinsky, Centineo charmed reviewers, audiences and even Twitter.


She regularly wins awards for her music and acting. Can you recognize this futuristic dynamo when she's 'stache-clad?

Janelle Monae's albums "Dirty Computer" and "The ArchAndroid" have been Grammy-nominated for their eclectic, electric take on modern pop. As an actor, she's also won accolades for her turns in several films, including "Hidden Figures" and "Moonlight."


Can you recognize this "Modern" girl?

As Alex Dunphy, she's never been less than awesome, but Ariel Winter is more than her "Modern Family" role. She's a role model for body positivity and is currently attending college. Go Ariel!


Tell us who he is and we'll be filled with "glee." Come on, who is he?

"Glee" star Darren Criss can do more than just dance and sing extremely well. He was by turns hilarious, menacing and heartbreaking as Versace killer Andrew Cunanan in Ryan Murphy's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story."


Does a fake mustache keep you from naming this funny guy?

He's pale AF, he's hilarious, he's SNL star Pete Davidson! Ariana dipped on him, but that doesn't seem to have slowed him down. Pete recently dated the amazing Kate Beckinsale for four months, before their love ship hit the rocks. Now that they've split, who knows ... Maybe he'll up end dating YOU!


This skillful blonde actress shouldn't be unrecognizable even with a mustache plastered across her face. So ... who is she?

Yep, that mustachio'd queen is Lili Reinhart, aka Betty from "Riverdale!" A Hitchcock blonde with brains for days, Betty is in love with Cole Sprouse's Jughead ... and the actors are actually dating in real life, too!


This mustache on this guy is killing us dead. Please charge with guy for the crime. His name is ... ?

Who didn't love "Crazy Rich Asians?" That's right, nobody. Furthermore, who didn't wish that THEY were marrying Nick Young, aka actor Henry Golding? That's right, nobody. Henry Golding is #boyfriendgoals.


He starred in a movie about calling people by their names. So ... do you know his?

It might have been hard for you to recognize this gent's name, since it seems to have an excessive number of Es in it. But no shade to Tim ... His father is French, so he probably insisted on it! Also, he's an excellent actor whose performance in "Call Me by Your Name" was deservedly acclaimed.


We all know she's got "Juice," but does this singer have enough fame to make it possible for you to recognize her when she's got a mustache???

Lately, it seems like everybody's got Lizzo fever! Why? Because this singer, rapper and flutist is a brilliant musician with an incredible, body-positive message. Her song "Juice" recently cracked the Billboard Top 10.


Can the magic of this mustache keep you from recognizing this celeb?

Kiernan Shipka killed it as Sally Draper on "Mad Men," and now she's bewitching #goals on "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," a show about an East Coast teenage witch that is such a big mood, we can't even.


They're so pretty with that mustache, we can't even. What's their name?

Behold: beneath that mustache is actor Amandla Stenberg, an nonbinary actor and intersectional feminist activist. They played Rue in "The Hunger Games" and Starr Carter in "The Hate U Give."


He's got a creepy mustache right now, but do you still know the identity of this soap star?

Penn Badgley made the character of Dan Humphrey actually seem hot on "Gossip Girl," but his work as Joe on "You" is absolute fire! In both cases, he plays a creepy obsessive, but even though you'd never want to date a Joe or Dan in real life, it sure is fun to watch him!


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