A Brazilian newborn whose unimpressed face became a meme has hit the headlines again after pulling a similar face for her first ID card.
The image of a midwife holding a frowning Isabela spread across the internet like wildfire following the youngster’s birth in Brazil on 13th February last year.
One year and four months later, she has delighted netizens again with the same frown in the photo taken for her first ID card.
Her mum, Daiane de Jesus Barbosa, who lives in the Brazilian city of Mesquita, said: “She was well, I sat her on my lap, and she looked at the camera. I only saw that she looked serious when I went to collect the document.”
Isabela became something of a celebrity following the viral photo taken before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
She now has an Instagram page, managed by her mother, which has over 4,000 followers. It can be found at ‘isa_bravinha1’ and it mostly shows pictures of the youngster smiling, despite her being famous for her frown.
Talking of the original famous photo, her mother joked that the newborn “knew what was coming”, referring to the imminent pandemic.
Photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann, who captured the famous snap, remarked: “She opened her eyes wide and didn’t cry, she made a ‘sulky’ face, her mother gave her a kiss, and only after they cut the umbilical cord did she start to cry.”
Daiane did not notice her newborn daughter’s reaction at the time as it lasted mere seconds. It was only when Rodrigo showed her the photo that she saw the now-famous expression.
She said: “I thought ‘What’s this face she made?’
“My daughter was born as a ready-made meme.”
Daiane added: “She’s made an angry face other times when she was around three months old, but Isabela is very quiet and calm. I’m grateful to God that she’s such a sweet child.”