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This Woman's Passport Photo Is A Total Fail And It's Simply Delightful To Behold

Nice job, State Department.

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This is Reece Lagunas and his 27-year-old girlfriend, Chelsey Ramos, from Austin. The couple will soon be going on a trip to Germany to celebrate Lagunas's 30th birthday.

Reece Lagunas

Lagunas told BuzzFeed News that to prepare for the trip, he had to apply for his first passport and his girlfriend needed hers renewed.


Lagunas said when his girlfriend opened her passport, she immediately screamed, "Oh my fucking they didn't!"

"I ran in to see what was the matter and just started laughing," he said. "Uncontrollable giggling."

They made many coneheads jokes, and even did some photoshopping, because it's Reddit.

Reece Lagunas

Lagunas said Ramos now has a normal passport, but got to keep the conehead one.

"The man that helped her was super helpful," he said. "I think he pulled up the photo on his computer and also had a laugh — told her it was obviously their mistake, and provided her with all the info to get it taken care of."

Ramos said neither she nor her boyfriend "expected for this to get as much traction as it has."

"It's just been fun," Lagunas said. "We've all needed something extra to laugh about the last seven months, and this has helped."

Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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