Lip Readers Decode Celebrity Conversations

From a New York Times story by Steven Kurutz headlined “They Said What? Lip Readers Decode Celebrity Whispers”:

Nina Dellinger was 16 when she realized she could read lips.

She was zoning out in math class, she said, and it struck her that she could understand what a classmate was saying across the room, even though she couldn’t hear a word.

For years, Ms. Dellinger kept this skill to herself, practicing in secret in social situations, making it a game. That changed in 2020, when she joined TikTok and found that she could rack up followers by interpreting the whispered, caught-on-camera conversations of celebrities and other prominent people.