Although everyone's been talking about the harm of social media to our mental health and are no longer taking everything that’s shared there for granted, photo editing apps are still in the game. And it seems like they won’t be going away any time soon.

A survey has found that a whopping 71% of social media users admit they edit their selfies before uploading. The percent is likely much bigger, since many Instagrammers tend to hide that fact from their audiences. Even if their pics speak louder than words...

So today we’re taking a look at some of the influencers that pushed the limits of fakery to a whole new level. Thanks to the subreddit “Instagram Reality,”  which states that "It's unbelievable how some people get away with it while others don't!" we have quite a collection to look at and who knows, it may just put you off from Photoshop.

Psst! Check out our previous posts on Instagram vs reality pics here, here and here.

#1

I Finally Found One In The Wild

I Finally Found One In The Wild

thelittleEcho Report

KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Yup, totally natural, nothing to see folks, move along.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Thank You Tinder For The Incoming Nightmares Ill Have Tonight

Thank You Tinder For The Incoming Nightmares Ill Have Tonight

benkirby1992 Report

SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

Her eyes will stare into your soul, and her teeth will devour it.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

Posted vs. Tagged

Posted vs. Tagged

obladi- Report

Sum Guy
Community Member
1 month ago

The left is what you see when drunk in the club, right is what you see in the morning when you're thinking straight and blood is going to the right head

View More Replies...
View more comments

Previously we spoke to the head moderator of r/Instagramreality nicknamed Zaza9000, shared some insights into the widely popular subreddit with 1M members. It turns out that recently, there's been more interest in video editing than photo editing, for instance. "Especially apps like Facetune2 and SNOW that allow you to edit your body and certain Instagram filters that can make your lips appear bigger and make your skin unrealistically perfect. Seeing them glitch in videos has been a really popular topic on the sub," they explained.

#4

Someone Call An Ambulance

Someone Call An Ambulance

velmazing44 Report

Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

😂

View more comments
#5

Someone’s Learning On Ms Paint

Someone’s Learning On Ms Paint

Captaincadet Report

Lee Macro
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like she just painted eyes on her eyelids

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Totally Realistic Proportions

Totally Realistic Proportions

nunuvurbiznez Report

KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah yes, the full adult nappy look, how attractive.

View More Replies...
View more comments

What is more, some Instagrammers go as far as faking their lifestyles just to get followers, so it’s not only looks that receive an extreme dose of “editing.” The moderator explained: “for us non-influencer, regular people, of course, travel isn't always an option, especially if it's just for a vacation away. Unfortunately, there have been a few influencers that don't care, to be blunt. Some of them feel like traveling and being on vacation is necessary and well-deserved even though people in the medical field, teachers, retail workers, etc. don't get to just jump on a jet and get away."

#7

Something Looks Off

Something Looks Off

rodiabolkonsky Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Go home buildings, you're drunk

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Same Person… Wow

Same Person… Wow

ThePandaShow1990 Report

SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

And to think that I was hoping for a good nights sleep...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

I Know That This Is Traditional Wedding Makeup… But The Amount Of Photoshop Is Just Insane

I Know That This Is Traditional Wedding Makeup… But The Amount Of Photoshop Is Just Insane

atomic131 Report

Dash Blue
Community Member
1 month ago

I married a cartoon.

View more comments

It’s no secret that addiction to social media has become a grim reality for many of these Instagrammers who desperately fake their entire lives. However, for a person to be addicted to anything means that the thing they're addicted to has taken over their lives, and that they as individuals have lost the power of choice.

“This is the effect that addiction has, it robs the individual of the ability to stop. Even if that individual is aware of the negative physical, psychological, or financial consequences, they still cannot stop. It is essential to not use the word 'addiction' flippantly; if a person is addicted, then they are in need of professional help and support," Albuquerque, the Head of Treatment for the UKAT Group, explained to Bored Panda. According to them, nobody should throw around the term “addiction” around that easily, although it’s clear that many Instagrammers fall into the category that defines this diagnosis.

#10

Spotted This One On Bumble

Spotted This One On Bumble

blrmkeraa Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 month ago

slender woman

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

I Really Thought At First Glance This Was A Sims Freeplay Edit

I Really Thought At First Glance This Was A Sims Freeplay Edit

Winston_Churchill- Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

It is.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Watch Me As I Stand On A Narrow Ledge With My Perfectly Clean Bike On A Wet Day

Watch Me As I Stand On A Narrow Ledge With My Perfectly Clean Bike On A Wet Day

Captaincadet Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

How did you get up there? I fell.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Never Skips A Leg Day, Just Skips The Right Leg

Never Skips A Leg Day, Just Skips The Right Leg

_1000papercranes_ Report

Karen Grace
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, that left leg is really deformed. Time to switch up the workouts!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

"Professional" Photoshoot, Very Odd

"Professional" Photoshoot, Very Odd

albino__bambino Report

Nixxy
Community Member
1 month ago

If I saw this in real life I would believe the conspiracy about lizard people, seriously look at those eyes!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

From Her Instagram vs. From A Video Of Her

From Her Instagram vs. From A Video Of Her

tem1205 Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

With the aid of Photoshop and filters you too can look like Japanese sex doll.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Wonder How She Digests Food Without A Stomach, Liver, Kidneys And Intestines

Wonder How She Digests Food Without A Stomach, Liver, Kidneys And Intestines

XclusiveMTL Report

~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew.

View more comments
#17

This Side Profile

This Side Profile

JanuaryRRose Report

Henrik Lukas
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a hand puppet

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

One Of Her Edits vs. A Screen Shot From Her Live

One Of Her Edits vs. A Screen Shot From Her Live

MajorStoneman Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

Living a fictional life isn't working for her. Too unhappy.

View more comments
#19

So Realistic

So Realistic

Palp69 Report

Kay Woodpecker
Community Member
1 month ago

The aliens have landed.🤣

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Make America Blurry Again

Make America Blurry Again

glittervampiremilk Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 month ago

amazing disgrace

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

A Certain Online Retail Store Is Getting Worse With Their Photoshop

A Certain Online Retail Store Is Getting Worse With Their Photoshop

dexterous1y Report

Rowlie
Community Member
1 month ago

the photoshop person is rather unfeet for this position

View more comments
#22

Line Up Ladies, This One Is Single

Line Up Ladies, This One Is Single

Notoriouslyd Report

SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

More like run away in the opposite direction.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Left Did Middle Dirty

Left Did Middle Dirty

clp90 Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

Ladies and gentlemen: who did this is a b!tch.

View more comments
#24

Hairdresser Uses Weird Eye Filter On All Her Clients

Hairdresser Uses Weird Eye Filter On All Her Clients

-Vampyroteuthis- Report

KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder if the clients agree to it?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Palm Readers Are Out Of A Job?

Palm Readers Are Out Of A Job?

GMLPCB Report

~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the jewellery. Hate the editing.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Honestly I’m More Confused Than Anything

Honestly I’m More Confused Than Anything

kellywhite1999 Report

~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
1 month ago

Mannequins are great...if you wanna know what the clothes look like on a giraffe.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

She Looks Good In Her 60s, Why Would She Do This?

She Looks Good In Her 60s, Why Would She Do This?

certified_rat Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
1 month ago

She doesn't look that good. She looks old and puffy and as if she's drunk or high. If she would just dress her age and use makeup that suits her face, she'd look fine, but with this... not so much, not without photoshop.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Where Are Her Knees???

Where Are Her Knees???

taboodoc Report

SendMeABrownie
Community Member
1 month ago

Well barbie dolls don't tend to have knees...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Stick Figure

Stick Figure

xXx_Lavender_xXx Report

JB Darré
Community Member
1 month ago

Slenderwoman?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Goes Out Of Her Way To Post That She's "100% Natural" And Her Followers Somehow Believe It.. First Picture On The Left Is A Recent Photo Someone Else Took Of Her That She Made Them Take Down Immediately

Goes Out Of Her Way To Post That She's "100% Natural" And Her Followers Somehow Believe It.. First Picture On The Left Is A Recent Photo Someone Else Took Of Her That She Made Them Take Down Immediately

RevolutionaryNinja61 Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

She stores all her organs in her ass

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#31

Who Is More Photoshopped Here?

Who Is More Photoshopped Here?

dream0098 Report

Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

Photoshopped to the point that they are unrecognizable...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Yeah Uhm…looks…good….?

Yeah Uhm…looks…good….?

emiel58 Report

Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

Her booty is swallowing the sink...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Bless Wikipedia For Keeping It Real

Bless Wikipedia For Keeping It Real

Brewmeiser Report

Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

And she looks great, so why all that?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

It’s Giving Ross Gellar

It’s Giving Ross Gellar

YouNeedCheeses Report

Ara
Community Member
1 month ago

Those teeth look predatory

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Bumbling

Bumbling

StarTeebird Report

Spork420
Community Member
1 month ago

My, what a lumpy hip you have..

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Daycare Didn’t Get The Memo To Filter The Photo

Daycare Didn’t Get The Memo To Filter The Photo

chicksdigscooters Report

Elwood Schwartz
Community Member
1 month ago

She's a little old to be in daycare...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

As If The Day Wasn't Beautiful Enough, Time To Ruin It With A Big Giant Fake Rainbow

As If The Day Wasn't Beautiful Enough, Time To Ruin It With A Big Giant Fake Rainbow

EvisceratedInFiction Report

Skara Brae
Community Member
1 month ago

Why did she keep the powerlines?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

Tagged vs. Social Media: This Popular Chick In Discord Gaming Communities Really Warps Her Head/Chin/Neck Smaller To Get Big Bobs

Tagged vs. Social Media: This Popular Chick In Discord Gaming Communities Really Warps Her Head/Chin/Neck Smaller To Get Big Bobs

wait_whatamidoing Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
1 month ago

What the hell? NOTHING is wrong with the photo on the left. Maybe we can find her and tell her this.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

It’s Like 2 Totally Different Women

It’s Like 2 Totally Different Women

EMGZ Report

~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

👏Skin👏with👏texture👏is👏normal👏

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

First Time Finding A Warped Fail In The Wild

First Time Finding A Warped Fail In The Wild

indig0sun Report

Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

HOW about no

View more comments

Note: this post originally had 74 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.

See Also on Bored Panda