We all have been at a point in which we have hopelessly stared at the woman in the magazine, desperately gasping to have a body like her. We have spent a few minutes staring at ourselves in the mirror now and then – looking down at ourselves, thinking why can’t have the perfect jawline like that girl on the TV? Why isn’t her skin saggy? Where is the cellulite? Where is the texture, the imperfections?
Well – it is all there in front of your eyes, masked with the filters. As someone quite wisely said
‘Don’t wish to look like that girl in the magazine. Because that girl in the magazine doesn’t even look like the girl in the magazine’.
Indeed – what meets our eye is the reconstructions, a final product, after it has gone through countless levels of refinement and scrutiny.
Identifying how it is affecting the confidence of the women idealizing them and the increased trend of cosmetic surgeries for attaining that picture-perfect body, many models and influencers started preaching body-positivity.
The campaign was significantly lead by 27 years old Karina Irby from South Wales, who uploaded her photos captioned ‘Instagram vs Reality’ – a comparison of original pictures and the edited glorification. She shared how her picture was tweaked and edited before making to the final screen, raising concerning questions of dynamics of beauty in the industry when it comes to women’ physique. She also suggested the audience to embrace their authentic body and not fall in shackles of insecurities, using the fake Instagram photos as an institution to look up to.
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LETS PLAY A GAME? 👹 It’s called 🥁 REALITY VS INSTAGRAM Every morning I wake up and scroll though my personal Instagram feed and spy “Insta Girls” posting unrealistic images of themselves. The girls I follow that portray these images have big followings, often with hundreds of thousands of young girls looking up to them as a role models. As I scroll though the comments I find young girls tagging their friends “GOALS” and “OMG WHY DONT I LOOK LIKE THIS😭😭” The truth is these girls don’t looks like this. They look like you, like everyone. I have gone ahead and copied the classic “Insta Girl Edit” in my second image and listed below is what I have done to it💅🏽 Full body skin smooth Enlarged my booty Sucked in my tummy Sucked in my back Thinned out my arms Thinned out my quads Made my neck a tad skinnier Got ride of my scars and cellulite Made my breast rounder Lifted my booty After all these little tweaks, can you notice how my horizon is warped? So many girls are so into how their Insta image is going to be portrayed that they don’t even notice they have warped the background!? 🤦🏼♀️ Ladies, I’m not here to play mean girl towards others. I simply want to #inspire you to love yourself and stop comparing yourselves to unrealistic images online. Look out for the signs of the “Insta Girl Edit” and don’t take social media too seriously. Let’s get real❤️
After that, countless times social media platforms have risen this question in their spheres and we have seen before & after photos of celebrities floating around.
Though there is nothing more perfect than authenticity, want to see how your favourite celebrities’ pictures are touched before they reach you?
Here, have a look:
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