Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED

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Former Chief of Disguise for the CIA, Jonna Mendez, explains how disguises are used in the CIA, and what aspects to the deception make for an effective disguise. You can watch new episodes of WIRED MASTERMINDS on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV: Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds. ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED


Hocke Junior : 'anytime you approach Notre Dame' hmmmmmmmm

Bianca Aletti : best people to hire: androgynous people lol

NUKE : 0:50 "Your biggest concern might be that your next door neighbor is gonna wander into that Cafe and say Oh Hi Mark" I'm dying xDDD

Amber Chatterton : I was waiting the whole time for her to take a mask off

korkz808 : was anyone else hoping she was in disguise??

allie baba : "We can't turn a man into a woman" *enters Ru Paul*

Jessica Joy : 1:48 she just snatched her own wig like that Weird weird flex

BighypeBeats : @3:27 "it is almost impossible to turn a man into a woman". She clearly never been to tailand

AdmiralBiat : Starting 04:12 I do everything she listed the american way and I'm European lol

RedIroncool : Is it me or would it have been that much cooler if it then turned out that she was in a disguise?

CheesecakeLasagna : Pfft. White Chicks has better disguises.

El Presidente : I don't know if anybody knows this but Trump is not actually orange that's just a disguise.

Sarah Cofer : Fake disguises are always noticeable. The best disguises are the people who naturally blend into the background. The people you never look twice at. Meaning you can't be too pretty. You can't be too ugly. Your features have to be bland. A fake disguise can fall off or be yanked off. A womans body will always be paid more attention to so to alter it will be more easily noticeable. You have to be a brilliant linguist to speak a foreign language perfectly or mimic an accent. Ghosts don't wear disguises. They just get in and get out without ever being noticed. They are the epitome of nondescript.

sara helvest : I bet the only reason she hasn't been killed yet for sharing this information is probably simple.. she's the master of disguise, are we even seeing her orrr is this interview done with a current spy o.O a spy reading all these comments .. /cue xfiles theme

Wurmin' : I’m surprised she’s even allowed to talk about this.

ハーミピュン : "I would mention that it's almost impossible to turn men into women" Japanese: Nop

Maya Rouillard : I can always tell an American because of their teeth. Especially Californians, somebody with really nice and white teeth is usually American. Not that dental hygiene is overlooked in other countries, but it's more of a health thing than a cosmetic thing. I've noticed that most Americans pay to have their teeth whitened or straightened (with braces) just to get that "movie star" smile look, where it just isn't as big of a deal to have perfectly straight or white teeth anywhere else, as long as you brush 2x a day you're fine. But yeah, I'm afraid that's a bit harder to change, but perfect teeth is a dead giveaway.

YellowPaperClip : Best Spy Is Melissa McCarthy 😅😂

Jack Leo : Rip the wood parts of Notra Dame

Rudrajit Saha : Beginning of the Video: Me- "Look at her face, such experience" After Video ended: Me-"Was that her real face?"

Kevyn Cooper : 5:14 Did she conceal the notre dame fire too?

Cerdaspedia Indonesia : *Protip:* If you want to spying the russian, you have to squat properly.

hocus pocus : she seems slightly paranoid huh

Mars : Didn't know Angela Merkel worked for the CIA lol

CocoPops : Am I the only one who really wanted her to pull off her 'face' at the end to reveal she had actually been wearing a mask throughout the whole interview?

Zarpin : Just weird to think the last stranger you walked past or talked to could be the president in disguise, or a foreign country looking to attack, who knows...

last karma : Plot twist. This video is a cia disguise about cia disguise

Satan, The Skinny Whale Legend : What if it’s a actually a younger guy disguised as an old woman…

Mitch Seat : "Everytime you approach Notre Dame Cathedral..." *No.*

xd : Would be epic if in the end she removed a mask/wig and makeup and fooled us all. I guess I watch too many plot twist movies lol

Gazelle Tanglao : *Everyone in this video is suspicious*

sarah mc hugh : But the disguised person doesn't look right. Her eyes make her look like a young woman.

Victoria Perez : That’s totally a woman on the right .... wtf kind of disguise is that 😂

os Pe : The chief of disguise for hollywood just hands out glasses and baseball caps

Queen Churro : If only undercover boss made their disguises this well

Akeem : Terrorists are taking notes.. smh

This Youtube Account Is Sponsored By The Letter Ë : Ok then my decision is made I'm gonna be a spy when I grow up

J. Montrice : This is the most fascinating thing I've ever watched on YouTube I had no desire to look at my iPhone the whole time. I could have watched another hour of this. Amazing!

Mr Trick. : Arya Stark: Hold my beer...

Ice and Heart. : " It's almost impossible to turn a man into a woman " It's because David Bowie never worked for you.

Mhathue Saint Juan : This is actually a 20 year old man...

Hannah Pilkey : 5:12 "RIP Notre Dame" - 2019

Gimmie a 1000 subs without videos : Okay Scooby, pull of the mask *Pulls of the mask And I would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids

JAB : Day23: they still don't realize I'm not a vacuum cleaner.

Meme Meme : 4:35 shroud, is that you?

337 337 : I like when the CIA disguised themselves as drug dealers. The tons of cocaine and heroin they smuggled into America really helped the whole thing too.

Rocío Mier : Cant make a man into a woman??? Plastique tiara disagrees

The Thundercool : Wanna desguise an antropomorphic human-size turtle? Trench coat, hat, and a backpack would do the trick.

God Who? : What if she was in disguise the whole time?