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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Michael Jackson, Au Naturel

Yesterday we reported on a "mirror" that allows people to view themselves as they age. In a related vein, forensic artist Stephen Mancusi has created an alternative "age progression" view of Michael Jackson as he would appear today if he had never had any plastic surgery.

As you can see, the King of Pop appears slightly different here than the way we're used to seeing him. To me, he looks a bit like Ted Lange, the actor who played Isaac the bartender on The Love Boat.

The picture was created by applying standard forensic aging trends to a childhood picture of Jackson. Read more about the art and science of forensic art on Stephen Mancusi's website.