Instagram vs. Reality: The Truth About Those Unrealistically ‘Perfect’ Pictures Exposed

There is a general unwritten rule that everyone should follow, ‘Don’t believe the pictures you see on social media’. This is because over the past few years we’ve seen a tidal wave of fake images taking over every social media platform.

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This can be by influencers, celebrities and sometimes even governments. These just exist to show something as ‘perfect’ which in reality isn’t. This only fools people into believing things are a certain way only to be disappointed when they see those things in real life. Celebrities do this all the time with Photoshopped versions of beauty filters to make themselves look overly ‘perfect’.

1Lies often catch up

What happens when you start a romantic relationship online with photos of you that are heavily filtered and beautified? It will end the first moment you see each other in real life. When this woman went to meet the guy she was dating online for the first time he was shocked to see how different she looked in real life as compared to her online photos.

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Lies often catch up

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2Influencers lie

This is something most people still do not know about. The images you see of influencers online are not real pictures. They take their photos from specific angles that make them look good, with incredible lighting and great makeup. This gives them that flawless look that they cannot replicate if caught off-guard in real life.

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Influencers lie

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3Stealing pictures

This is something that happens quite a lot with young people on Instagram who are trying to gain a following. They use pictures of famous models and just edit their own faces on to the bodies. This is just wrong and should be illegal but it is still prevalent. You can even see how this woman shrunk the waist of the model in her second image.

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Stealing pictures

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4How you look when you actually get up?

There are many female influencers who post pictures of themselves without makeup in the morning after they just wake up but they still look incredible. The same can be said about the influencers who look stunning in all their pictures but when they do a live stream, the reality comes crashing down. There is no proper lighting or hundreds of takes to improve the image.

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How you look when you actually get up?

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5Uploaded vs. tagged

Here you can see a fine example of how an uploaded image looks vs. a tagged one. When you upload an image you can edit it and make yourself look incredible. And naturally, you will only upload the good ones. Then comes the tagged image where you look completely different.

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Uploaded vs. tagged

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