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Kari Lake and John Hook tried out the SkinneePix app. Take a look at their results. Kari Lake and John Hook tried out the SkinneePix app. Take a look at their results.
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TEMPE, Ariz. -

At any given moment, half of America, it seems, is trying to shed a few pounds, especially as we go into the summer months.

What if your inspiration to lose weight was seeing pictures of your skinny self?  You say, how could that be? I'm still overweight -- well, that's where a new app created by two Arizona women comes in. 

This app has really taken off since it hit the iTunes store last month.  It's become one of the top sellers when it comes to photo apps.

It's designed to make your face look thinner in "selfies" with the click of a button.

It seems everyone these days has a smart phone constantly in their hand and the popularity of taking selfies has skyrocketed over the past few years.

Now a new app called SkinneePix can shave a few pounds off your next selfie.

"In two steps, you can take a picture and you can adjust 5, 10 or 15 pounds on your face," said SkinneePix co-developer Robin Phillips.

Phillips says the idea came after a vacation with friends.

"They were often somebody saying delete that, I don't like that one or they'd say use the skinny lens, you're going to use the skinny lens, right?"

We took the app to Arizona State University to see what people thought.

"I would never want to lose 15 pounds then I guess.  That's so creepy."

"It's actually kind of cool.. yeah, I see the difference."

Jared Syputa tried it out. So what did he think of the results?

"It kind of made me look a little too feminine, so that's probably why I wouldn't buy it."

Some have said the app could give people body issues, but say it's designed to motivate people who may want to get in better shape.

"I guess it could be motivational if you see yourself actually being thinner, then you might want to look like that in real life -- so that could motivate you to lose weight, I guess," said Pelin Kaya, an ASU student.

Cierra Wilson, another ASU student, added, "Everyone's beautiful in their own way and they're trying to make themselves look thinner when they probably already look good in real life."

SkinneePix App
By Pretty Smart Women
prettysmartwomen.com/skinneepixapp

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