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Cheetos-in-chief? Artist creates cheesy presidential portraits

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Artist Jason Baalman shows off his cheesy candidate creations.

Could Chester’s new catch phrase be “patriotically cheesy”?  Artist Jason Baalman painstakingly created portraits of President Barack Obama and contender Mitt Romney, using more than 2,000 individual Cheetos. Unveiled today, the artwork was commissioned by Cheetos, with Baalman crafting the 3 feet by 4 feet portraits in his Colorado Springs, Colo., studio. No word on how many Cheetos were lost in Baalman’s mouth along the way, or how he’s dealing with the orange aftermath sure to have taken over his space.  

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If you’re itching to get your vote on, Cheetos is encouraging fans to rep for their candidate of choice on Facebook, for a chance to win the portrait. 

 

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