We’re all guilty of comparing ourselves with other people on Instagram from time to time. But after you see these ‘Instagram vs. reality’ comparison photos, you’ll never compare yourself with your favorite influencers again.
Many people like to present their most idealized versions of themselves on the internet, including indulging in bottomless brunches on the regular. But the photos below will show you how ridiculously fake those ‘perfect’ social media photos are.
Most social media influencers bombard their followers with Instagram pictures that are so far from reality.
From a flawless facial appearance, that only Photoshop can achieve, to unbelievable bikini bodies that simply don’t exist, many influencers have been called out for editing photos to shocking extremes.
They even sow seeds of doubt in some people’s mind, which can make many Instagram users to strive for unrealistic beauty standards at high costs to their mental health and self-esteem.
An Instagram influencer and a fitness blogger, Sara Puhto, said in her recent Instagram posts:
“Nobody’s body looks the same from all angles. Don’t eat less or miss out on your favorite meals/drinks or over exercise to ‘look good for a holiday’ or to ‘look good in bikini photos’ because there will always be angles that are ‘unflattering’ that might make you feel bad when you see them.”
But many people are identifying these problems and are trying to expose the fakery that goes on behind the celebrities’ ‘perfect’ Instagram photos.
In his video, A YouTube star, Ethan Klein, uncovers the reality behind some of our favorite influencers in social media. Using his comical flair, Ethan exposes the apparent trickery which some of these Instagram models often get up to.
The video reveals that the things we see online should be taken with much caution. The posts can influence you to make a decision you might regret.
And under no circumstance should we compare ourselves unfavorably to most Instagram models. They’re the opposite of what they seem to be on social media.
Similar to Ethan, Australian dietitian and a blogger, Lyndi Cohen, is challenging Instagram-perfect images that flood on our feeds.
In her posts, Cohen keeps it real and shows that what we always see on Instagram isn’t real life at all.
Away from the polished and buffed pictures we’re presented with every day, it can be refreshing to see the ‘famous and perfect side’ of the people we admire.
Social media has also revealed that most celebrities’ social media accounts are managed by advisers and managers. These experts don’t allow anything to be posted until it’s vetted and approved.
Because we respect, admire and even idolize our favorite celebrities, we crave a story that assures us that they’re also humans.
So, magazines with titles like ‘Rihanna without make-up’ or Beyoncé’s acne problem’ would attract more sales because they give us an insight behind celebrities’ perfectly-curated curtains.
Nobody is as perfect as their social media posts would have us believe. And with that in mind, take a look at some of these ‘Instagram vs. reality’ photos that’ll help you understand that there’s no one immune to a bad day.