Imagine taking a Hollywood tour only to find out that three of the biggest celebs in America are right there, on the bus with you in disguise. Well, that’s exactly what happened to some lucky tourists recently. But who were the sneaky stars? And what exactly were they up to?
On March 18, 2016 three women got onto a tour bus in Hollywood. One appeared elderly, one was a redhead and one looked almost – almost – like a regular teen. And there was perhaps something a little unusual about them – well, apart from the bad wigs, of course.
They had Southern accents, they claimed to be from Albuquerque and the oldest one informed the driver that she was born in 1937. Oh, and they also claimed that they’d never been on a red carpet before – definitely a lie, as it turns out.
What’s more, they also seemed to have a strangely intricate knowledge of certain celebrities. For example, when the tour guide identified what they suggested to be Kim Kardashian’s favorite restaurant, the youngest of the women shook her head.
But they surely weren’t actually fans of the Kardashians? Apparently, no. “Kartrashians,” the elderly woman said at one point. “I don’t wanna talk about those Kartrashians.” Ouch.
And yet, when the tour guide brought up one apparent fact about Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Tyga, the younger women virtually exploded in ire. “That’s not true!” they protested when the guide suggested that Tyga hadn’t let Paul McCartney into his post-Grammy party.
And with that outburst, the game was practically given away. These three women knew an awful lot about the Kardashians, but not because they were obsessive fans or haters. Nope, the truth was much better. Because in fact… they were the Kardashians.
Or one Kardashian and two Jenners, to be exact, but still all part of the same reality TV royal family. They were Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, all disguising their looks through wigs and prosthetics.
And, in fact, the whole experience was being posted to Kylie’s Snapchat. That’s right: her thousands of followers could all witness the prank for themselves, and how it went down.
Unfortunately, by this point their cover was well and truly blown. “We just jumped off the Hollywood tour bus,” Kylie posted on Snapchat. A video also uploaded to the app showed her and her sisters on the run.
“The paps found us!” Kylie added to camera. Hardly surprising that they were noticed even in their disguises, though. And, let’s face it: they were putting the whole thing on the internet.
The trio eventually got to their car – which is where things really got ugly, because the prosthetics and make-up had to come off. But these are the Kardashian-Jenners, so they were still happy to film the whole process, unpleasant though it was.
Let’s take a moment, though, to admire the work that went into those prosthetics in the first place. Who did them? Who knows, but they made three of the most recognizable women in America blend in pretty well – so hats off to them.
And Khloé decided to turn her disguise removal into an anti-smoking PSA, of all things. As she peeled off her layer of fake skin, she remarked “Smoking kills!” – while her half-sisters giggled in the background. “How much are your cigarettes worth, people? How much are they worth?”
Khloé’s sister Kim is a pretty big anti-smoker – perhaps down in part to the fact that her father died of esophageal cancer – so maybe Khloé is, too. Or maybe it was all just said in the spirit of fun. “Kids, this is what happens to tobacco users,” the Kardashian said as she continued to grapple with her face. Kylie and Kendall, meanwhile, were loving the whole display.
But it didn’t end there. Taking your prosthetic face off is a long and disgusting process, it seems. And, at one point, Khloé even discovered that her actual eyebrow hair was starting to come off with the glue. “What’s mine and what’s not?” she howled, apparently suffering for her art.
Khloé even chose to yell out of the car window with her ‘face’ half on and half off. Hopefully that didn’t give any lurking paparazzo a heart attack, seeing as how she looked like something that just walked out of a horror movie.
Then eventually Kylie took her own make-up off, slightly more sedately. Well, slightly. As she pulled the latex off her nose, she made an alarming noise akin to that of a distressed Wookiee.
It’s probable that this bit of Kardashian goodness will soon be coming to a TV screen near you. It might well feature on Keeping Up with the Kardashians spin-off show Kocktails with Khloé, in fact – and will undoubtedly show off the famous family’s fun-loving side.
And the prank seems to have at least been a hit with another of the Kardashian klan – Khloé’s sister Kourtney tweeted that she had “never laughed so hard” after watching the footage. So perhaps you should watch out next time you’re on a Hollywood tour bus; after all, you can just never be sure when any Kardashians or Jenners are going to show up.