“Hey, Big Head ... ”
I swear, I will never again hear those words without thinking of my new favorite Instagram tribute account, BigHeadHanna. Since 2016, a 19-year old Italian member of Rih’s Navy simply known as “Lucia” has devoted her spare time to using PicsArt to alter pics of her idol, Rihanna, to resemble a Bratz doll. The results are surprisingly entertaining.
Now, why Lucia would want to do this is anyone’s guess, but she’s definitely a devoted fan, as she told online magazine Babe: “The thing I like to do is to put some Rihanna music on, and then start doing my edits.” And apparently, her dedication has paid off—with a follow from Rihanna herself (Lucia has marked the date, June 4, 2017, in her bio).
“That’s the best notification I could ever receive in my whole life,” she told Babe. “I still think she sees all my pictures.”
We’d be lying if we said we didn’t go down a bit of a wormhole looking at all of Lucia’s big-headed reinterpretations of our favorite bad gyal. It was both a welcome chuckle in the middle of an otherwise busy workday, and weirdly meditative.
Of course, Lucia’s not the only Instagram user altering the looks of her faves; Beyoncé fan page Fattyonce reimagines Queen Bey as a plus-sized goddess, saying, “Beyoncé reigns on us all, no matter her shape.”
True ... though I think we all know Bey works pretty hard on that bod, especially after three kids. No word on if she’s a fan of her far-thicker alter ego, but since no cease and desist orders seem to have reached the Fattyonce page, we’re guessing the Queen is taking it in the body-positive spirit with which it was intended.