Mitt Romney appeared to be a touch more tanned during an TV interview for Spanish-language channel Univision on Wednesday, prompting suggestions the Republican leader had piled on the make up to make himself more appealing to Latino voters.

The make-up ‘mishap’ is particularly unfortunate as it comes in the wake of a leaked video of Romney saying he would have a better chance of being President if he had been "born of Mexican parents."

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Mitt Romney looked EXTREMELY tanned when he appeared on the channel


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So Mitt Romney wore makeup yesterday to look brown when he was interviewed with Univision/Telemundo

In the film, secretly filmed at a donor event in May, the Republican leader, said: “There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 % who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims.”

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Mitt Romney: Before and after


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i like Malibu Tan Romney better.

Romney's unnatural colour didn't go unnoticed. One viewer pointed out on YouTube the difference in colour between his hands and his face, saying: “Only 47% of him is brown.”

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Mitt Romney has appeared paler in other shots

Another offered: “Only a rich man tans with his gloves on”.

One viewer wrote: “All that is missing is his sombrero and fake moustache.”


Jeff Gauvin
Romney picks the Snooki orange tan look before the debates to help him look younger than the two decades he has on Obama.

Romney has tried to make much of his Mexican roots in his bid for the White House, touting his Latino heritage in campaign videos and speeches. The Republican leader grew up in a small Mormon enclave in the heartlands of Mexico but remained an American citizen, born to US parents.


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    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters before he makes a speech in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney, Craig Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hugs his son Craig as he campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney

    Supporters cheer as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters after his speech to them in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters before he makes a speech in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney, Craig Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns with his son Craig at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters after his speech in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Craig Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and son Craig Romney campaign at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Supporters cheer as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Craig Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns with son Craig Romney at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at a rally at Darwin Fuchs Pavilion in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Jorge Ramos, Maria Elena Salinas

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a Univision "Meet the Candidates" forum with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Jorge Ramos, Maria Elena Salinas

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a Univision "Meet the Candidates" forum with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a Univision "Meet the Candidates" forum with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Jorge Ramos, Maria Elena Salinas

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a Univision "Meet the Candidates" forum with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Jorge Ramos, Maria Elena Salinas

    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in a Univision "Meet the Candidates" forum with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Miami, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Rebecca Fernandez

    Rebecca Fernandez of Miami protests outside of the University of Miami where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was attending a Meet the Candidates forum held by Univision, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    Supporters cheer US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hugs his son Craig at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his son Craig arrive at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Mitt Romney Attends 2 Campaign Events In Miami

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: A banner plane flies above the University of Miami carrying a sign reading 'Hey Mitt, We're Voters, Not Victims' as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney participates in the Univision 'Meet the Candidates' forum at the Bank United Field House at the University of Miami, on September 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Romney continues to campaign for votes around the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN

    US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign rally in Miami on September 19, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Mitt Romney Attends 2 Campaign Events In Miami

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion, on September 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Romney continues to campaign for votes around the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Mitt Romney Attends 2 Campaign Events In Miami

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion, on September 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Romney continues to campaign for votes around the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Mitt Romney Attends 2 Campaign Events In Miami

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion, on September 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Romney continues to campaign for votes around the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Mitt Romney Attends 2 Campaign Events In Miami

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney smiles during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion, on September 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Romney continues to campaign for votes around the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Mitt Romney Attends 2 Campaign Events In Miami

    MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters during a Juntos Con Romney Rally at the Darwin Fuchs Pavilion, on September 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Romney continues to campaign for votes around the country. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)