We can guarantee that at one point or another you’ve scrolled through your Instagram feed seeing all these “Insta-models” looking flawless in their bikinis and living their best beach lives and felt a bit of a twinge.
Now one bikini designer is trying to take a stand against the “unrealistic” standards set by the majority of the pictures posted by the Insta-models.
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❤️
A post shared by KARINA IRBY (@karinairby) on Sep 4, 2017 at 4:22am PDT
Australian native Karina Irby, of New South Wales, posted a side-by-side comparison of a bootylicious photo she had taken of herself.
In one photo she is embracing her natural body (you go girl!) and the other she edited the s*** out of.
“Let’s play a game. It’s called reality vs. Instagram. Every morning I wake up and scroll through my personal Instagram feed and spy ‘Insta Girls’ posting unrealistic images of themselves,” the bikini business owner wrote.
The 27-year-old went on to say how so much of her Instagram feed is clogged up with girls who “portray” these unrealistic images with “hundreds of thousands of young girls looking up to them as role models.”
She spoke of the comments she sees of these young girls writing, such as “OMG WHY DON’T I LOOK LIKE THIS,” and said that the truth was none of these “Insta Girls” truly look like this, either.
“They look like you, like everyone,” Karina wrote.
The designer then explained that she had drastically altered a photo of herself to portray the “Insta Girl Edit,” and went into detail of what she changed about her body: She has smoothed all the skin on her body; thinned her arms, quads and neck; smoothed out her scars and cellulite; enlarged and lifted her booty; and made her breasts look rounder.
Wow. That’s a lot of effort for all these “Insta Girls” to go through on the daily just for a photo edit.
“After all these little tweaks, can you notice how my horizon is warped?” she pointed out to her followers.
She finished her caption by writing: “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.”
Well said, Karina.
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