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Woman Reveals 22 Features You Need To Have To Be A Top 100 Influencer, ‘Turns’ Herself Into One
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Woman Reveals 22 Features You Need To Have To Be A Top 100 Influencer, ‘Turns’ Herself Into One

Instagram vs. Reality has been a hot topic lately. With so many people working their butts off trying to make it as influencers, it’s fairly common that some of them seek a competitive edge by altering their appearances. Gotta reach that wider audience. However, what are the dominating social media beauty standards these wannabes are trying so desperately to reach? Well, blogger Cassey Ho might have the answer to this question.

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“For 2 weeks I analyzed the top 100 most followed female Instagrammers and came up up with 22 attributes for each woman to be judged on,” she wrote presenting her study. “After a couple of weeks of gathering data and categorizing data, I can tell you that there is most definitely a formula and a very specific beauty standard that the Top 100 most followed women on Instagram adhere to. It’s fascinating, but also incredibly eerie in a time when you would think social media has evend the playing field for women of all body types, sizes, ethnicities, and skin color.”

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The attributes that Cassey looked into were lip size, nose size, hair color, hair length, neck length, face shape, chest size, etc. “I wanted to see how the beauty standards of today’s era have changed, if at all.”

“I think that when you start seeing someone with a ton of followers look a certain way, and then you see a bunch of people with a ton of followers look a certain way, you begin to associate popularity, fame, and like-ability with that look. So, it’s only natural for someone to also want to look that way if they want to gain more followers, aka our generation’s currency for success,” Cassey told Bored Panda.

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“I find it interesting that being blonde and blue-eyed is no longer the desired beauty ideal, according to Instagram,” she said. “But I also find it interesting that in the era of the most body-positive positive revolution, only 5 of the top 100 most followed female Instagrammers were plus-size. And in the top 10, zero.”

After crunching the numbers, Cassey decided to take it a step further. She teamed up with a few experts and became the ideal influencer, one whose looks were in accordance with her research findings. Of course, shopping for clothes and applying makeup wouldn’t cut it, so she turned to the magic wand internet fakes just can’t live without – Photoshop.

“Actually, it was pretty fun dressing up as an ideal influencer! The most technically challenging part was photoshopping my body to match the ideal standards.”

Step 1: clothes and accessories

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Step 2: make up

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Step 3: photoshop

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Watch the video below to see exactly how Cassey did it

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Cassey said she doesn’t have anything against someone that uses facetune, filters, Photoshop or has had plastic surgery done. “I just think it’s dangerous to create this facade that your body is natural when it’s not,” she explained. “It gives other girls and women a false sense of insecurity. So if you got plastic surgery, don’t be afraid to share that info if someone asks. This will help fight the promotion of unrealistic body ideals.”

“Also on another note, the more that we women can focus on our skills, our talents, and our minds, then the less we will become obsessed with our looks. True, unmatched beauty comes from confidence radiating from inside of us anyway!”

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Vasundhara Bhattacharyya Ghatak
Community Member
2 years ago

Men, women, you are all amazing. Please don't strive for the perfect body and face. You all are amazing the way you look. Stay fit, stay healthy, stay happy. Appreciate those little gifts you have.

FreakOfArt
Community Member
2 years ago

What about me? I'm not a man or a woman. Can I look good too?

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Keuthonymos
Community Member
2 years ago

What a surprise! Good looking women get attention! I NEVER KNEW!

Rass Wann
Community Member
2 years ago

That is so not the point of the article.

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Ed Souza
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2 years ago

Yep, everyone has to look like a freaking kardashian nowadays... I really don't understand it. I don't find anyone in that family attractive. They're all ugly inside and out.

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Vasundhara Bhattacharyya Ghatak
Community Member
2 years ago

Men, women, you are all amazing. Please don't strive for the perfect body and face. You all are amazing the way you look. Stay fit, stay healthy, stay happy. Appreciate those little gifts you have.

FreakOfArt
Community Member
2 years ago

What about me? I'm not a man or a woman. Can I look good too?

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Keuthonymos
Community Member
2 years ago

What a surprise! Good looking women get attention! I NEVER KNEW!

Rass Wann
Community Member
2 years ago

That is so not the point of the article.

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Ed Souza
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep, everyone has to look like a freaking kardashian nowadays... I really don't understand it. I don't find anyone in that family attractive. They're all ugly inside and out.

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