Like many other teens, Marisol Villanueva took a selfie flexing her cool ensemble and posted it on her social media. She clicked “share” and went about her day. She later discovered she had gone viral. Her outfit had created an online debate with users asking, “Do you see two legs or one in this picture?”
yea i just combined vertical and horizontal stripes pic.twitter.com/YxizoRBERl
— (@milanoysl) February 24, 2018
Villanueva is seen wearing track pants with a horizontal stripe with a vertical cream line down the side, creating an optical illusion. At first, it appears that this photo shows both of Villanueva’s legs. But your eyes might be playing tricks on you.
Her photo had racked up over 30,000 likes and over 6,000 comments (at the time of this story).
Commenters saw different things in the same image, and some saw an unusually large (not real) gap between her legs.
Is it just me or did anyone else think that was both of her legs at first https://t.co/7L2807VHqU
— Erik Pryal (@ErikPryal) February 24, 2018
for a second i thought the tan stripe on your joggers was the gap between your thighs and i ALMOST LOST IT
— aria (@IaviedeIuxe) February 24, 2018
Others thought her legs were really slender, thinking the stripe was a division between her legs.
SQKSWIODKWJD I THOUGHT SHE HAD REALLY SKINNY LEGS https://t.co/XBaSFW6T4f
— max (@maaxiavs) February 25, 2018
Ever since feb 23, I have thought that you had chicken legs. This turned up on my tl now, and I vlicked on the whole photo and OMG I AM STUPID lmao
— Multifandom Bitch (@Taetaehyungq) February 25, 2018
The 18-year-old tells Yahoo Lifestyle she is overwhelmed by all the online attention, but she’s happy she has been able to bring laughter to the internet.
“It’s crazy, I didn’t expect going viral at all,”Villanueva says. “I didn’t even realize my photo had an optical illusion until one of my followers pointed it out.”
Villanueva, who lives in Granada, Spain, is in college with the goal of becoming a lawyer.
She says people around her are more excited than she is about her going viral. “They jokingly tell me that I have skyrocketed to fame,” Villanueva said. “They also think it’s funny that I’ve become a meme.”
What do you see in her photo?
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