No matter how beautiful and ‘perfect’ the photos on your Instagram feed might look, not all of them are real. Some are so heavily photoshopped, edited, and altered, it’s borderline ridiculous. I know, it sounds unbelievable that somebody would lie on the internet like this!

This is where the Instagram Reality subreddit comes in. It’s a community that finds and shames the most heavily photo-edited IG pictures. Check out their newest pics below and upvote the ones that blew your minds the most, dear Pandas. And read on for Bored Panda's interview with one of the moderators at r/InstagramReality, redditor Cluelessnumber7.

After you’re done scrolling down in disbelief, you might want to have a look through Bored Panda’s previous posts about the weird world of Instagram vs. Reality photos here, here, and here.

#1

He Forgot To Photoshop The iPhone Box’s Shadow

He Forgot To Photoshop The iPhone Box’s Shadow

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

Photoshop can fix photos but it can't fix stupid

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#2

So Hot, The Car Melted

So Hot, The Car Melted

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MJ
Community Member
3 months ago

Custom built

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#3

She's 50 Years Old And Photoshops Herself To Look Like She's In Her Late 20s. Women, There Is Nothing Wrong With Looking Your Age. You're Not Expected To Look Like A 20 Year Old Forever

She's 50 Years Old And Photoshops Herself To Look Like She's In Her Late 20s. Women, There Is Nothing Wrong With Looking Your Age. You're Not Expected To Look Like A 20 Year Old Forever

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Tanja Joensen
Community Member
3 months ago

I think she look great

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Moderator Cluelessnumber7 explained to Bored Panda about the two main negative effects of heavily photoshopping photos. "The first? The unrealistic expectations influencers purport to their impressionable followers. The amazingly smooth skin, suddenly common almond shaped eyes, pouty lips, sharp jaw lines, slim hourglass shapes, and so on," they said.

"What’s being lost by just posting that photo for the masses is the time it took to pick the outfit, hunt down the right lighting, pick which hand to take the selfies with (yes, seriously), and that’s all before smoothing, refining, and resizing in Facetune. Without disclosing that, there is now a countless amount of people comparing themselves (and perhaps spending money to look like) a person who doesn’t exist," the redditor pointed out one of the dangers of influencers heavily altering their own appearance.

#4

Not Even Craters Are Safe From Mad Filtering

Not Even Craters Are Safe From Mad Filtering

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually, it's the guy in the lower picture exposing another influenza madness. He is not the idiot here.

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#5

I Didn’t Know There Was A Wax Statue In Milan

I Didn’t Know There Was A Wax Statue In Milan

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ML
Community Member
3 months ago

Why dear lord, why?

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#6

Shrunken Head

Shrunken Head

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 months ago

One hand tiny, other hand HUGE! I don't know what she was trying to achieve here, but it hasn't worked.

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"The second is one that many people don’t like to address—the insecurities of those who feel the need to edit their photos. They’ve been editing their photos for so long it could mean losing the validation from their followers, losing followers, and maybe losing sponsors if they came clean. So, they would rather enjoy the false fame, than risk losing it over integrity."

We also wanted to find out what steps could be taken to reduce the amount of photo-editing that people do online. "This is a very complicated question, but one step that we should fight for is to get rid of all filters that alter the shape, size, or proportions of anything to do with someone’s body," Cluelessnumber7 told us.

"Filters have become a crutch for so many people on Instagram that they now edit their still photos to look like their filtered Snapchat videos; adjusting their noses, tone of their skin, smoothing all blemishes, adding lashes in post," they said. "These filters, while fun, are surprisingly insidious. You don’t realize that you expect to look like the filtered version of yourself, until you attempt to take a photo without them."

#7

Found On A Thinspo Account. Send Help

Found On A Thinspo Account. Send Help

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DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

Slenderwoman.

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#8

“No Filter” But Instagram Says Otherwise At The Top

“No Filter” But Instagram Says Otherwise At The Top

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Kate
Community Member
3 months ago

No filter but in addition to her eyes, somehow all the pores from her face and lines on her fingers have also disappeared.

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#9

I Thought People Had More Sense Than To Believe This Is Real, But She Popped Up On My Feed Because Friends Of Mine Shared Images Like This As "Goals"

I Thought People Had More Sense Than To Believe This Is Real, But She Popped Up On My Feed Because Friends Of Mine Shared Images Like This As "Goals"

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago

ahem, u need new friends

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While there’s nothing wrong with putting an artistic filter on a photo to slightly change the colors, it’s easy to go overboard. A handful of changes can become a dozen which then become a hundred and soon enough, you’ve airbrushed yourself so much, you can’t even recognize yourself anymore.

According to Brooke Erin Duffy, an assistant professor at Cornell University studying self-presentation on Instagram, “Nobody wants to be called fake.” So deciding how much to edit your photos is a huge dilemma for influencers.

“Influencers very much feel they need to present themselves authentically while getting the best image possible,” she told The Guardian.

#10

The Mirror Always Seems To Expose These People

The Mirror Always Seems To Expose These People

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Mel Fairfeather
Community Member
3 months ago

Okay, wait. This one... I don't think it's photoshopped, or at least it isn't photoshopped much. Speaking as a pro photographer who DOES do retouching, but also works ALLLLL the angles, this one looks like she's sucking in and twisted so the reflection makes her look much thicker in the waist than what you see when looking from this angle. There's also something dark just behind her elbow in the reflection that makes her waist look thicker too. It's just a shade lighter than the dress. This one doesn't belong here, I don't think.

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#11

Gym Sessions Were Lit

Gym Sessions Were Lit

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Tal
Community Member
3 months ago

What Hahha im' dying

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#12

Can‘t Believe How She Thinks That’s Acceptable

Can‘t Believe How She Thinks That’s Acceptable

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like the Aliens finally arrived.

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Meanwhile, the Instagram Reality community moderators further shared their own thoughts about photoshopping pictures in a previous interview with Bored Panda.

According to them, Instagram users want to see influencers post natural photos of themselves, not something that’s been “edited to hell” and back. The mods remain optimistic that influencers will eventually realize that, especially with part of the global population still stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

#13

The Original Has Finally Seen The Light Of Day

The Original Has Finally Seen The Light Of Day

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Guinny
Community Member
3 months ago

she still does that after all the plastic surgery shes had

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
3 months ago

and a professional team of makeup, photographers, clothes, coaches, chefs...

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
3 months ago

These women are really insecure. I'm not saying I'm not, but I don't try and fight it.

Lola
Community Member
3 months ago

Well said.

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Brigs
Community Member
3 months ago

Her boobs could also operate as headlights if she got lost

Tanja Joensen
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like two different people

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
3 months ago

Because it is.

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Lola
Community Member
3 months ago

I actually feel bad for her. She has had countless plastic surgeries because she was unhappy with her looks, and she is still not ok with herself. I say save your money for a really good therapist.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

I think the tiny Kardashian duo drilled it into her head for decades that she was the big fat one who didn't look like their dad. Personally I think she was beautiful and the most endearing. Poor, poor girl.

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Martz Migraña
Community Member
3 months ago

Doesn't even look like the same person. Those are some serious self-image issues!

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
3 months ago

Because it is 2 different women...

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
3 months ago

Its sad

MJ
Community Member
3 months ago

She takes facetuning/cat fishing to another level. 😐

Jill
Community Member
3 months ago

At the time she said that the reason for her different appearance was that she was using contour..lol

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
3 months ago

It's literally 2 different people... please look again. Khloe is on the right. I don't know who it is on the left.

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Miss Cris
Community Member
3 months ago

She's pretty in the original. What was wrong?

Sue Hubbard
Community Member
3 months ago

Who is it?

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Khloe Kardashian

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JD Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

Denial. The new filter by Instagram.

DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess it wasn't big of a surprise for anyone..

Shull GaRett
Community Member
3 months ago

Is it me or is this photoshopped version looks kind of like Denise Richards?

Niamh Gallagher Kerr
Community Member
3 months ago

That was my thoughts too

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Penny Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

What's most disturbing is she actually thinks we believe she looks like that.....

Catherine Todd
Community Member
3 months ago

What the heck is wrong with Khloe? She looks good naturally and excerises and keeps fit. No matter how she looks she is still a single mother and that's enough to worry about. Love yourself!

Emma M
Community Member
3 months ago

Fake, and even more fake

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
3 months ago

Very plastic.....its a shame people feel the need to do this to themselves.

Tugg Ster
Community Member
3 months ago

Haaaaahaha! I was wondering when I’d see the original

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
3 months ago

would like to see the right one laughing for comparison ...

Martha Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

She looks better "before". And what is with the oily bronzed skin?

Mshauri Mazuri
Community Member
3 months ago

Kardashians will never be satisfied until they deform their bodies into looking like plastic that is melted in the hot blazing sun. Wait until they get older, their skin will be saggy but their breast and butt will still stand upright and people will see the literal silicon shape of Kardashian's definition of beauty. Sometimes, I'd like to smack Ryan Seacrest for creating KUWTK. But then again, if he haven't created that, we don't have someone to talk about.

Santino Marazzo
Community Member
3 months ago

I love the photo on the right. Just be yourself.

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
3 months ago

well, if you look at her immediate circle influence, I'm surprised that it's not worse. :(

Jeremy
Community Member
3 months ago

She lost a mole??

Ann Rii
Community Member
3 months ago

That really is a heavily photoshoped photo of Khloe...

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

So she actually DOES still look like herself, and not Jessica Alba, after all.

Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
3 months ago

When are people gonna accept the fact that they have a face, and are not simply clones of an alien?

CatWoman312
Community Member
3 months ago

She looks better as a person not a bobble head

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
3 months ago

It's sad but it does drive sales...

Paul Jordan
Community Member
3 months ago

Picture on the right she looks stunning... on the left? Well the left makes plastic look good. /smh

Jack Urquhart
Community Member
3 months ago

The woman on the right is Chloe Kardashian I think - who is the person on the left?

Fieke Engelen
Community Member
3 months ago

I have no idea who she is but the comments seem to be slightly over the top. So what the helll. She is what she is. She does so look like the same person, put colour in her face and add the smile.

I'm not a Robot
Community Member
3 months ago

...and I struggle to find good light .

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

It sure doesn’t look like the same girl.

Ann Rii
Community Member
3 months ago

It doesn't look like it but it is..

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George Hudacko
Community Member
3 months ago

What a hangover!

Liv
Community Member
3 months ago

for everyone on here degrading these women for what they do to their bodies, think about why they're doing it. our society has conditioned them to believe that they're appearances have to be perfect and unrealistic because toxic little men get to decide beauty standards. the world should be supporting them through their journey of realizing their own real beauty, but instead people like you only enforce the idea that they need to change to suit your preferences

Bunzilla
Community Member
3 months ago

she looks perfectly nice without the filters

Isha Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

why would she even want to photoshop herself?! shes so stunning!

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that that Khloe Kardashian?

Yili Lai
Community Member
3 months ago

The face on the left is lopsided, if you look at her eyebrows and her mouth lines they form a <

June Degarmo
Community Member
3 months ago

i think the original pic looks better

Downunderdude
Community Member
3 months ago

Fake tits in either case. No thanks.

Murphy Dyess
Community Member
3 months ago

As long as she's totally unlike her real self, she may as well photoshop a decent haircut.

Profile Information
Community Member
3 months ago

Thing is, she was probably very pretty before all of that shit. Why do so many people keep insisting in looking like a third class celebrity?

ren bandong
Community Member
3 months ago

Man...that aint the same person

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
3 months ago

Thank You!!! I thought I was the only one to see that! Definitely 2 different women!!!

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Amanita Virosa
Community Member
3 months ago

Shiny

Mink Jin
Community Member
3 months ago

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Spikey Bunny
Community Member
3 months ago

This is photos of 2 DIFFERENT WOMEN!!! I don't know who the woman is on the left, but she picture on the right is Chloe Karardashian

Ann Rii
Community Member
3 months ago

No, it is Khloe herself. The photo on the left is from her own instagram account. If you don't believe me, here is an article about it: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8628811/Khloe-Kardashians-filter-fail-EXPOSED-Fans-call-reality-star-heavily-altering-selfie.html

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3 months ago

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#14

I Literally Have No Words...

I Literally Have No Words...

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Awia
Community Member
3 months ago

He is also a croatian wannabe celebrity. He did soooo many plastic surgery he doesn't even look like a human anymore. Google Neven Ciganovic

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#15

Blursed Rich Man

Blursed Rich Man

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ML
Community Member
3 months ago

No editing here. All true what you see

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The things that make people yearn to photoshop themselves into ‘perfect’ human beings are “insecurity, envy, and money,” as well as avoiding embarrassment because you think you might have hang-ups about some parts of your body or face.

However, natural photos have a lot of charm because they’re authentic, honest, and more people can relate to them.

#16

Skin? Never Heard Of It

Skin? Never Heard Of It

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

And please reattach your nose

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#17

Angles Change People

Angles Change People

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hobbitly
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3 months ago

That angle took off 20 kg

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#18

Don’t Compare Yourself To Photoshopped People

Don’t Compare Yourself To Photoshopped People

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Amanda Sherland
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh no, you have it all wrong- that was face 2.0. We're on face 21.6.8 now.

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#19

Ribs? Only For Dinner

Ribs? Only For Dinner

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DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

Is she a horrible car crash survivor..? 🧐🤔

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#20

Got That Sims 1 Graphics Look

Got That Sims 1 Graphics Look

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 months ago

Boobs or no boobs? It can't be both!

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#21

Oh My God

Oh My God

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Kill it. Mmwith fire, but safe tge dog first!

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#22

So What Now, Are We Supposed To Be Ashamed Of Our... Ankles?

So What Now, Are We Supposed To Be Ashamed Of Our... Ankles?

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
3 months ago

Hmmm. What are ankles?

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#23

Had This Saved As Inspiration To Lose Weight When Struggling With An Eating Disorder. Now, I Can’t Believe I Never Noticed The Water Bending Around Her Waist

Had This Saved As Inspiration To Lose Weight When Struggling With An Eating Disorder. Now, I Can’t Believe I Never Noticed The Water Bending Around Her Waist

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

This should not be a body standard to be inspired from, even if it was real

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#24

Eyes, Skin, Cheekbones... So Natural Looking

Eyes, Skin, Cheekbones... So Natural Looking

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DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

Clearly a vampire.

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#25

I Guess She Thought No One Would Notice Her Editing If She Blurred Out Her Surroundings

I Guess She Thought No One Would Notice Her Editing If She Blurred Out Her Surroundings

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Berry Budgie
Community Member
3 months ago

Anyone else see the smiley face on her elbow? No? Carry on then...

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#26

When One Person Posts The Edited Photo And The Other Posts The Original

When One Person Posts The Edited Photo And The Other Posts The Original

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ML
Community Member
3 months ago

Both beautiful on the right picture

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#27

Elbows Are Unfashionable

Elbows Are Unfashionable

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Yugan Talovich
Community Member
3 months ago

Those are chopsticks, I think

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#28

Jawline Looking Like The Hull Of A Ship

Jawline Looking Like The Hull Of A Ship

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

This jawline is so sharp, it can cut grass.

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#29

So We Gone Talk About That Leg Or Nah

So We Gone Talk About That Leg Or Nah

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Squee
Community Member
3 months ago

Uh, hips don't work like that.

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#30

On Instagram vs.on TV

On Instagram vs.on TV

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 months ago

I know people look different with and without make-up, but if you were going on TV, wouldn't you at least TRY and look something approximating your line image?

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#31

"Water" At Popular Instagram Location In Bali Is Actually An Optical Illusion. It's A Piece Of Glass Under An iPhone

"Water" At Popular Instagram Location In Bali Is Actually An Optical Illusion. It's A Piece Of Glass Under An iPhone

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DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

It's actually cool.

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#32

Armpits Are So Overrated

Armpits Are So Overrated

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N G
Community Member
3 months ago

Hair today, gone tomorrow

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#33

A Giant Right Arm

A Giant Right Arm

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Bambi
Community Member
3 months ago

I see something...

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#34

Burmese Influencer Claims Her Skinny Waist Come From Eating Healthy

Burmese Influencer Claims Her Skinny Waist Come From Eating Healthy

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
3 months ago

Who needs organs, right?

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#35

Are You Sure About The Non-Photoshop Part?

Are You Sure About The Non-Photoshop Part?

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 months ago

Want to achieve this look at home? Shove a basketball down your pants!

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#36

Instagram vs. Video Screenshot

Instagram vs. Video Screenshot

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Anne Bidstrup
Community Member
3 months ago

Yikes!

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#37

Smooth As Low Grit Sanding Paper

Smooth As Low Grit Sanding Paper

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Maryam Siddiqui
Community Member
3 months ago

this is getting ridiculous☹.

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#38

When I First Saw This, I Thought I Was Still Asleep

When I First Saw This, I Thought I Was Still Asleep

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah I walk around with my butt sticking out

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#39

This Is Why Instagram Needs To Get Banned Like Tiktok

This Is Why Instagram Needs To Get Banned Like Tiktok

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 months ago

Here we go again: one hand tiny, other hand HUGE!

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#40

Bendy Grass Around The Waist

Bendy Grass Around The Waist

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Catlady6000
Community Member
3 months ago

At least this looks almost realistic. Her organs are probably still where they should be

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