We’re all guilty of comparing ourselves with other people on Instagram from time to time. After you see these ‘Instagram vs. reality’ comparison photos, you’ll never compare yourself with influencers again.
Many people like to present their most idealized versions of themselves on the internet, including indulging in bottomless brunches regularly. 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.
Many influencers have been called out for editing photos to shocking extremes, from a flawless facial appearance that only Photoshop can achieve to unbelievable bikini bodies that don’t exist.
They even sow seeds of doubt in some people’s minds. It can make Instagram users 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’ Instagram photos.
Challenging the ways we see Instagram’s reality
In a video, YouTube star, Ethan Klein, uncovers the reality behind some of our favorite influencers on social media. Using his comical flair, Ethan exposes the trickery some of these Instagram models often use.
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.
Like Ethan, Australian dietitian and blogger Lyndi Cohen is challenging Instagram-perfect images that flood 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 ‘less famous and perfect side’ of the people we admire.
Social media has also revealed that advisers and managers manage most celebrities’ social media accounts. These experts don’t allow anything to be posted until it’s approved.
Because we respect, admire, and idolize 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 into 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.