Keeping up with Mina: creative college student spoofs celebrities in hilarious photoshoot recreations
A creative college student has amassed an army of Instagram fans with his hilarious recreations of celebrity photoshoots.
Forget Keeping up with the Kardashians, everyone is Keeping up with Mina Gerges as he spoofs everyone from the Queen of Pop Beyoncé through to Kim K herself.
Mina, a media student from Ontario, Canada, has amassed more than 35,000 Instagram followers as a result of his hilarious photos including Nikki Minaj in a bath.
A self-confessed Kardashian fan, the 20-year-old has reimagined her fully nude GQ cover shoot, an intimate photo with husband Kanye using a massive slice of pizza and the infamous Paper magazine shoot which broke the internet.
Mina said: “I love demonstrating that you can be yourself, however eccentric.
“I’ve dressed up since I was 6 years old when I would sneak into my mom’s wardrobe and borrow her dresses and heels and pretend to be Posh Spice.
“My fear of judgment held me back from sharing this with anyone until I saw icons like Ellen DeGeneres dressing up in outrageous Halloween costumes, embracing individuality and making people smile.
“It really inspired me so I started off with just photoshopping my face onto pictures and sharing them with a limited circle of friends.
“This gradually evolved to making full out costumes and publicly sharing on Instagram.”
Mina spends between one to two hours getting his photos ready, which includes making his props, getting the correct lighting and striking the perfect pose.
In an attempt to normalise the idea of a man wearing makeup and dresses, he is going to continue creating more elaborate photos.
Mina said: “I want people to accept others like to express their personality in a different way, and that there’s nothing wrong with that.
“My favourite picture is of me as Beyoncé holding the phone and crying.
“I was going through a break up when I made it, and it was so liberating to get over a personal dilemma in a comedic way.
“I think the pictures that have gotten the best reactions are the Kim Kardashian ones.
“She has a significant presence in pop culture, so people recognize and connect with these recreations.”