We like to think we can pick the real from the really fake when we’re scrolling through social media, but designer and fitness influencer Karina Irby has shown us exactly how deceptive some editing can be.
In a post on Instagram, Karina demonstrated the subtle tricks behind the “Insta Girl Edit” on her own before and after picture.
“Every morning I wake up and scroll through my personal Instagram feed and spy “Insta Girls” posting unrealistic images of themselves,” she wrote.
“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 through the comments I find young girls tagging their friends ‘GOALS’ and ‘OMG WHY DON’T I LOOK LIKE THIS.’”
“The truth is these girls don’t looks like this. They look like you, like everyone.”
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❤️
Karina then listed the extensive edits she made to her image, which included:
– 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
She says she not trying to tear anyone down, but wants it to be a wakeup call for young women.
“I simply want to #inspireyou to love yourself and stop comparing yourselves to unrealistic images online.”
The best part? Karina practices what she preaches, posting snaps of her cellulite and stretch marks (along with her phenomenal rig).
She’s gained another follower in us.
Ah man! LOOK AT THESE BABES! I'm so proud of my brand @MOANA_BIKINI Customers are not just girls who want a new bikini. They are FAMILY. I ran into a group of girls yesterday who stressed that Moana gave them confidence and a carefree attitude to be who they wanted to be. That is what we are all about! Looking though MOANA's hashtag #moanabikini and I can see all you babes talking to each other and empowering one an other. It's mind blowing and such a beautiful thing. My heart goes out to all the beautiful Moana Babes of the world. Haters gonna hate. But we're going to dominate?? Join the movement❤️
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