YouTuber Logan Paul may be known for his brawny muscles and blonde locs, but an age-old internet meme claiming to be the star shows him in a completely different light — and Paul has finally put the rumors to bed, once and for all.
Almost all internet regulars have seen the viral photo of the emo enthusiast with a facial structure not unlike Logan Paul’s, boasting a head full of black hair, a nose piercing, and black eyeshadow.
Although the look was popularly pinned on Paul for years due to their apparent similarities, the YouTuber denied that it was actually him in the photo — but rather than dispelling the rumors, he took things to the next level with a full-on emo makeover.
That’s right: “The Maverick” actually decided to cosplay as the viral photo, donning a wig, foundation, eyeshadow, piercings and the entire nine yards in an attempt to recreate the meme.
Of course, it wasn’t enough to merely do a side-by-side comparison; instead, Paul pranked his friends with his makeover, giving them quite a shock with his best heavy metal voice impression.
“I finally know what it’s like to be that kid in high school that everyone just stares at,” he joked of his new look.
The YouTuber and his squad even went to a nail salon to paint his nails black, where he fired off a few quips about his dark soul and bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders.
That’s not all: Logan couldn’t be a true emo without, of course, hitting up a Hot Topic store.
He completed his makeover with some gothic accessories set to My Chemical Romance’s ever-popular anthem ‘Welcome To The Black Parade.’
He later uploaded a photo of himself beside the internet meme that so many claimed was him, showing a distinct difference in their bone structure.
i did it pic.twitter.com/rXaxW8Bi5q
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) March 4, 2020
Although it’s slightly disappointing that it wasn’t actually the YouTube star, Paul successfully proved that he was not the man in the viral meme — although he likewise showed that he’s not above poking fun at himself from time to time.