Don’t believe everything that you see on the internet. We’ve heard that dozens of times, right? However, it’s something that we should always keep in mind to stop us from comparing ourselves to influencers and celebrities who not only look ‘perfect’ but also live a constant life of thrill and adventure.
The ‘Beauty False’ Instagram account is dedicated to showing you the truth about how stars look without layers of makeup and excessive photo-editing. The difference is striking (and a bit comforting because we can make our expectations for ourselves more realistic). Scroll down, have a look, and share your thoughts about how some celebs hide their true selves, dear Pandas.
With over 994k followers, the ‘Beauty False’ account is a real heavyweight on Instagram. The fact that it’s so popular shows that there are plenty of social media users out there who need reminding that what they see in their feed isn’t actually all real.
We get it, some famous people create personas for themselves and need to stay in character. That’s why they tend to use so much makeup and have their pics airbrushed before publication.
However, they also have a responsibility to their fans who might be impressionable and start disliking themselves for being less than ‘perfect’ and not enough like their role models in fab photoshoots.
The fact is, it’s difficult to live your life by modeling it on your fave stars if they’re known for polishing up both their looks and the story of how they shot to fame.
For one, there are few celebrities who are honest and open about who they are and you will rarely get to see who most stars are really like as people. Not everyone is Keanu Reeves or Tom Hanks!
Secondly, while there’s nothing wrong with wanting fame (it’s a very human thing to desire), we should have realistic standards about becoming stars. People won’t become celebs overnight and they need to have down-to-Earth expectations about their own abilities, as well as the time it will take for them to reach their dreams.
People tend to want to hide their flaws because they’re insecure. We forget that celebs, for all of their achievements, are still human and can have trouble accepting how they look, too. While it’s great to see just how huge the difference between ‘real’ and ‘fake’ celebs is, we shouldn’t be too quick to judge. What would we do if we were in their shoes, honestly?