Actor. Comedian. Writer. There are many ways that you could describe the multi-talented Australian phenomenon that is Celeste Barber. But we think that ‘bloody hilarious’ fits the bill just right.
A force of nature on social media, the “Australian Queen of Comedy” boasts over 7.6 million followers on Instagram and 3 million followers on Facebook. Not just because of her talents as an actress but mainly because of her hilarious parodies of other celebrities. Check out some of Celeste’s newest parody pics below and give the ones that got you to grin a big ol’ upvote. Share your thoughts about her photos in the comments and let us know if you’ve ever thought about following in the comedian’s footsteps.
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The actor/comedian puts her own awkward spin on glamorous and elegant celebrity photos. And it seems like no star has been beyond the reach of her desire to parody their pics since 2015 when she started going viral.
Celeste’s parodies actually uncovered the double standards that pervade social media. For example in October 2020, Instagram claimed that her semi-nude recreation of Candace Swanepoel’s photo supposedly violated the community guidelines. Meanwhile, the model’s photo was freely shareable, unlike Celeste’s.
After being called out, Instagram apologized and said that the restriction on her post had been an error that they fixed.
Celeste achieved quite a lot last year. Bloomberg writes that the Facebook fundraiser that she started up back in January 2020 eventually brought in over 37 million dollars for Australian wildfire aid. She used her massive influence on social media to convince people to donate.
In case you’ve forgotten, the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season was particularly devastating. The fires burned up 18.6 million hectares (that’s 186k square kilometers or 72k square miles) of land. Almost 3 billion terrestrial vertebrates, most of them reptiles, lost their lives. Over 5.9k buildings were destroyed and at least 34 people lost their lives. So every single donation made a difference.