Our social media is plagued with people flaunting a lot of things and one of them is their sexy, perfect body. Now, is it wrong to show-off your best asset? No, of course not. People like to feel confident and achieving and one way to do that is to snap a picture and show it to others how their hard work, be it a strict diet or workout, had given them the result they've always dreamt. But unfortunately, that is not always the case with a lot of pictures.
Several pictures below show how these people manage to get the kind of pictures that will drive about 429k people jealous, but it appears that it wasn't hard to achieve these pictures. In fact, they didn't have a really strict diet or apply any magic on them.
Of course, Photoshop played quite a part in them. Some to the extreme, while others require smart camera trick.
So, the next time you think you will never look as pretty like those women you've never even met in real life, don't feel too bad. They might be thinking of the same thing, too.
Those ‘perfect’ celebrity pics you see on Instagram are far from the casual snaps they appear to be
Hours of make-up, flattering poses and all kinds of editing take place before the ‘everyday’ shot is uploaded onto social media
Luckily, there are people that see the problems in this and are trying to uncover the fakery that goes on behind the scenes. Last week we featured Swiss blogger the_truth_is_not_pretty, who posts honest, real images side-by-side with ones that have been given the ‘Instagram treatment.’ This time we have an amusing and quite shocking video by YouTube star Ethan Klein, who exposes the reality behind some of the more famous influencers.
“I can’t get over the difference! Don’t believe what you see on Instagram folks”
Delivered with his usual comedic flair, Ethan skewers the obvious trickery that some of these influencers get up to on a regular basis. It all goes to show that everything you see online has to be taken with a pinch of salt, and under no circumstances should you compare yourself unfavorably to these people. They are not what they want you to think they are!
“Excuse me what…”
“One for the boys out here. Magazines are just an illusion”
Away from the buffed and polished images that we are presented with daily, it can actually be refreshing to see the human side of the famous people that we admire. Social media originally gave us this opportunity to look behind the curtain; sadly though, most social media accounts of celebrities are now run by teams of advisors and managers who don’t allow anything to be shown unless it has been carefully vetted first.
Because while we admire, respect and even idolize some celebrities, we somehow crave some reassurance that they are human too. It helps us to relate to them on a deeper level I suppose. Magazines with headlines screaming ‘Cameron Diaz without make-up,’ or ‘Beyonce’s acne problem’ always sell well because they give people a little peek behind the perfectly-curated curtain, but perhaps it would be easier if there was less fakery, illusion and lies in the first place.
Watch the full video below
“A campaign photo for Good American. You’d expect Photoshop, but possibly at a more professional level”