We’re all familiar with using social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) to make our lives look a hell of a lot prettier than they truly are.
Fashion bloggers, “Instagram girls” and celebrities are particularly guilty of manipulating photos to reflect an alternate reality.
Photoshopping skinny waists, smoothing out wrinkles, scars and any marks is all part of the job.
And let’s face it, we love when they get caught (looking at you, Lindsay Lohan).
Recently, Essena O’Neill, a former Instagram model (which is an actual job, FYI), came clean about what truly goes into taking one of those money-making “candid” shots.
In an attempt to make her stomach look flawless, she claimed it took over 100 tries to get her bikini photo just right.
In another close-up selfie, she revealed to be wearing “a lot of makeup.” Basically, O'Neill nailed why we don’t like anyone swiping the photos on our phones. We don’t want to reveal the hundreds of takes we took on one silly selfie.
She’s not the only one keeping it real, however. There are some female celebs who have stayed relatively "untouched" throughout their Instagram timeline.
Check out the list of famous ladies who set everyone straight on our favorite photo-sharing app.
If only we loved our stretch marks enough to call them "stretchies."
Photoshop or no Photoshop, girl is making me feel bad for not going to the gym in three weeks.
I document a rough week by Snapchatting the three bottles of wine I plan on downing in the evening. Lena takes a picture in her Calvins and basically wins the Internet (sorry, Kim).
Laverne has the strongest #nofilter game.
Zendaya is no Demi Moore. When her hips are photoshopped, she’ll make damn sure you know.
Somehow, Lorde can even make pink eye look chic.
Don’t the haters know the natural look is in, though?
Diets? Yeah, okay.
Learning to love your curves is the biggest struggle. But having someone remind you how fabulous they are can help.