We get it. You're on social media and you want to show the world your very best self - the times when you are on exotic holidays, looking great and surrounded by friends. Very few people share the mundane banalities of everyday life anymore, nobody really cares about your dinner or what you are currently watching on Netflix.

But some people take it way too far, distorting reality beyond all reason and creating unrealistic aspirations for their followers. Like it or not (we don't), Instagram influencers are very real and have an effect on impressionable young minds, leading to all kinds of self-esteem and mental health issues as people try to chase unattainable bodies and lifestyles.

All this photo editing and fakery in the name of promoting a false image is dishonest and unethical, and we here at Bored Pandawill continue to call out fake people when we see it. Because no amount of hours in the gym will give you that butt you saw on Instagram photos, no amount of detoxing will give you that skin, and you'll never capture that amazingly colorful picture of that impossibly exotic place because they DON'T REALLY EXIST - you are being deceived on a daily basis.

As a follow up to our previous post on the subject here is another batch of fakery Instagram has to offer, so you know what to look out for. With photo and video technology improving all the time, it's getting more difficult to separate the ugly truth from fiction! Our advice? Take everything with a pinch of salt and don't believe it until you've seen it with your own eyes, in real life. Scroll down below to see what we mean about Instagram filters abuse, and let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments.

#1

Woman Worries As She Meets Her Fiance Abroad At The Airport For First Time After Communicating Through Heavily Filtered Photos And Videos Of Herself. (He Of Course Shows Up To Meet Her Wearing A Heavily Filtered Photo Her On His T-Shirt...)

Woman Worries As She Meets Her Fiance Abroad At The Airport For First Time After Communicating Through Heavily Filtered Photos And Videos Of Herself. (He Of Course Shows Up To Meet Her Wearing A Heavily Filtered Photo Her On His T-Shirt...)

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

False advertising. I understand you wanting to look your best but there is a line to be drawn, otherwise you will end up with disappointment.

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Bored Panda spoke to Dr. Tim Bono - Lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and author of the book "When Likes Aren't Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness" - to get his views on the impact of social media on mental health.

"I’ve been doing research on this for several years now and the data I’ve collected on this topic has shown that the more time people spend on social media, the more likely they are to experience negative outcomes psychologically," Dr. Bono told us.

"They report experiencing fewer positive emotions, less optimism, less sleep, and less motivated; college students who spend the most amount of time on social media report highest levels of homesickness, and perhaps most ironically, the more time people spend on social media site, the less socially connected they feel to other people."

"I would say that what is driving this is that we are social creatures and so it’s only natural that we are motivated to pay attention to those around us, and we use how other people are doing as a barometer for how we should be doing in our own lives. And with the advent of social media, it is now easier than ever to catch a glimpse into everyone else's lives and see how our own lives measure up."

"One of the biggest issues with it is that people post the highlight reel of their lives, boasting about all of the great things--job promotions, lavish trips, great parties they are attending with friends.  And people are NOT posting about the everyday mundane or burdensome aspects of their lives."


#2

Kylie Jenner (Same Day On Instagram vs. On TV)

Kylie Jenner (Same Day On Instagram vs. On TV)

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

That entire family is the definition of fake. I blame Ryan Seacrest for creating that show years ago.

Ashley Duke
Community Member
1 year ago

I blame those who watch their shows. If they didnt have viewers theyd lose their show

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Annanana
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1 year ago

She makes soooo much money out of it, that it actually makes sense. It's the poor girls who think this is reality, for some reason, that we have to help

yerawitchSam13
Community Member
1 year ago

That whole family alters their photos. They are so fucking annoying.

Mona Khadra
Community Member
1 year ago

Alters their photos and entire faces and body's with excessive surgeries.

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Ellie
Community Member
1 year ago

I know her whole family is fake, but were the two photos taken on the same day? She's not wearing the same clothes nor makeup.

Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

She's not wearing the same face, either!

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Can someone explain to me WHY she's a billionaire? I just don't get it.

Mona Khadra
Community Member
1 year ago

Because she has a makeup line that dumb girls buy to make her richer. Kylie lip kits made her a billionaire even though her lips are not even real.

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

These people are the creators of fake. I feel sorry for their kids cause the problem just gets transferred

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm trying to picture these women when they are older. Still desperately trying to look young, just like their mother.

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Trix
Community Member
1 year ago

She even hires her own paparazzi to make sure that they find the right angle and light and do the digital work so that she looks good in the pictures that you see on big magazines. Why do I know this? Cause my little cousin had to do a homework about her and her influence on social media.

Luka Hamer
Community Member
1 year ago

I prefer her non edited face, really

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too - those 'bubble lips' in the first pic are ridiculous.

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Callie Ge
Community Member
1 year ago

TV cameras make your face look wider & fuller

Andrej Valko
Community Member
1 year ago

Wide angle smartphone lens close to anyone's face makes the face far narrower (plus possible use of in-phone filters) vs TV camera at a long distance and zoomed in, capturing her as she is in real life. Camera angle, the direction and size of light plus pose and facial expression also play a big role in the final effect. Every photo/videographer knows this.

Incognito
Community Member
1 year ago

face gained 20kg in less than 24 hrs?

Rabite
Community Member
1 year ago

Whaaaat? If you take two photos from different angles they look... different?

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

are you surprised?

Samantha Comerford
Community Member
1 year ago

Vile the lot of them, built on lies and sex. Get them away from our lives please, they are toxic

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm definitely not a fan of the family but they're hardly toxic. Different lifestyle by light years than the average Joe, sure. Toxic, nope. Not unless YOU let their lifestyle bother you. They have kids, pets and christmas like any average family might.

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Tim Huvane
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1 year ago

I said it before, and I'll say it a thousand times, you don't have to "filter" yourself in life, just be yourself... the simplicity of doing so will have much greater effects than any "filter" could ever produce, you are your own filter... let your inner light shine so that others see it and come to know the real you, not through computerized filters...

Lucy Shupe
Community Member
1 year ago

What do expect, this entire family wouldn’t know reality if hit them in the face.

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

“Smoke and mirrors” that’s all it is!!! She’s starting early with the plastic look... good for her!🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
1 year ago

OK- this is so ridiculous- it doesn't even look human in photo 1. The size of her eyes- come on!

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 year ago

The only thing that's the same is the hair color, LOL.

Chrissa P
Community Member
1 year ago

Can someone please break this down for me? Step by step as to what even has happened. I do not understand how make up and filters can do 'this' at all.

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Kylie - Not a Billionaire but the Queen of fake.

Naureen Sultan
Community Member
1 year ago

How is it possible ???

soulbossanova9
Community Member
1 year ago

Had she been eating Chinese food?

Daniel Enderica
Community Member
1 year ago

BuT tHe cAmeRa adDS 30 pOUnds!!!

Daniel Enderica
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1 year ago

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Jimmy Rustled
Community Member
1 year ago

i can`t believe people actually fall for the whole celebrity thing..what a bunch of sheeple..baaa..baaa..baaa

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 year ago

She pretty just as herself..

Ingela Axelsson
Community Member
1 year ago

Strange picture....what is what????

sonika schroeder
Community Member
1 year ago

If I sit perfectly still and hold my face a certain way, don't breath, blink or swallow for at least an hour and think of kittens, rainbows and puppies...even I can look somewhat vixen! Ha! But other than that I need a license to appear in public.

Tracy Wolfe
Community Member
1 year ago

And for $19.95 call now. Get a second order for free...( just pay an extra fee ).

Batwench
Community Member
1 year ago

Angles

shado
Community Member
1 year ago

wow, am gobsmacked ... had no idea she was actually that thick a frump - no wonder she runs from the photographers and afraid of being seen in real life, I would be too if I couldn't compete with my own pictures o_0

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 year ago

The reality should be renamed "Faking up with the Kardashians"

Kelley Eidem
Community Member
1 year ago

Are those two people related?

John Jelks
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cow

Linda Matheny
Community Member
1 year ago

KarTRASHians

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Woof

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 year ago

Shes not bad looking,

Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
1 year ago

Her face looks 'fuller' in the non-insta photo

Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
1 year ago

Dammit, they have good plastic surgery doctors.

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

I like better the person on tv. She's beautiful and more stilish than that thing on the left.

Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

It is interesting how different images posted by them or taken from their shows look compared to images from appearances that they don't babe as much control over. I won't say images they have no control over because the only ones like that SHOULD be paparazzi photos but they seem to have a good amount of control over those images as well.

Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that even the same person?

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

So many negative, demeaning, and cruel comments in this thread. The Kardashian family means you no disrespect!! I'll wager that a significant percentage of the negative respondents would trade places with this lovely woman in a heart beat =/

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
1 year ago

Their all publicity whores.

Geri Stevens
Community Member
1 year ago

If that's true then you're an English teacher.

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Danilo Hopefully
Community Member
1 year ago

Old news 👎

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope that's was absolutely NOT on the same day!! Hahahahahahaha before and after she started injecting her lips.

Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

lol moooo

Caren Johnson
Community Member
1 year ago

Eww.

Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not the same day. Different hair, lips, eyebrows.

Carrie de Luka
Community Member
1 year ago

Whoosh...

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Chris Klammer
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1 year ago

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holy shit. thats a really ugly woman

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#3

Why Travel When You Can Photoshop!

Why Travel When You Can Photoshop!

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Pokemon sa
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1 year ago

This is gold

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"Long before the advent of social media psychologists knew that one of the fundamental barriers to our well-being is social comparison. It’s hard to be happy if we constantly concern ourselves with how we measure up to those around us. When we derive a sense of worth based on how we are doing relative to others, we place our happiness in a variable that is completely beyond our control."

"Within moments of logging on to social media we have instant access to others' accomplishments, vacations, job promotions, home upgrades, and culinary creations. It’s nearly impossible not to get swept into the cycle of comparison. Scrolling through the highlight reels our friends’ posts inevitably fills us with envy because of the things we now want."

So how to protect yourself against this constant and excessive social comparison? Dr. Bono advises that we spend that time instead focusing on the good things in our own lives. "Taking time for gratitude has the opposite effect of social comparison—it redirects our attention to the many wonderful things we already have in our lives that already are there but that we have likely taken for granted," he explained. "People who take just a few minutes to focus on what they’re grateful for feel better about their lives overall, report more optimism about their futures, and even get sick less often."

#4

When It’s “Raining” But Not Enough To Make Your Hair Wet

When It’s “Raining” But Not Enough To Make Your Hair Wet

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

They must be twins

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#5

This Girl Creeps Me Out

This Girl Creeps Me Out

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yerawitchSam13
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1 year ago

Slenderman's wife.

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Browsing social media, with our selective presentations of the 'best' of ourselves, can also affect our relationships with those around us. Dr. Bono explains how this incomplete picture can have a negative impact on some people. "Social media—especially Facebook and Instagram—is exposing us to information that is ultimately exaggerating how much better off others are in comparison to our own lives, because we are gaining access only to a narrow segment of other people’s lives, without the whole picture that in all likelihood has some blemishes and challenges and difficulties that others are inevitably going through as well," he said.

"Social media leads us to draw inferences about other’s lives when we don’t have the complete story of how they are actually doing. This would explain the correlations I have found with my research. If people feel they aren’t measuring up to what others’ lives look like, or that they have not been included in others’ adventures (Fear of Missing Out is a real thing!), it can lead to various forms of distress."

"Feelings of inadequacy can prevent people from engaging meaningfully with others in the real world out of fear that don’t or can’t measure up."

#6

Teeth Brighter Than My Future

Teeth Brighter Than My Future

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Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

reminds me of Ross in Friends when he bleached his teeth.... get some black light!

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#7

I Don’t Have Any Words To Describe How Impossible This Would Be In Real Life

I Don’t Have Any Words To Describe How Impossible This Would Be In Real Life

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

"Hello passengers, this is your captain speaking. We are currrently cruising at 30m. If you look to your left you can see the too-close Eiffel Tower, and if you look down you can see a fake instagrammer. Have a nice day."

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"What’s worse is that social media is replacing authentic in-person connection. The single strongest predictor of our happiness is the strength of our connections to other people. But we’re referring to the three-dimensional people in this case. The number of Facebook friends or Instagram followers we have does not count, despite our obsessions with crafting our own digital personas and becoming wrapped up in others’."

"In recent years the amount of time we have dedicated to screen time has corresponded with a similar decrease in the quantity and quality of our in-person connections. Even if we are physically with another person, we often are so wrapped up in documenting the experience for our followers to see, or checking our phones to see what others are up to, that we neglect the opportunities to develop authentic connections with the people we are actually with."

Dr. Bono advises that from time-to-time, when tempted to scroll through social media, to scroll through your list of contacts instead. "Find someone to call or FaceTime. The happiness you derive from an authentic connection with another person will be far greater than a random post or like on social media."

#8

Wow.. Just Wow

Wow.. Just Wow

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks like a Fortnite character.

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#9

Bro What

Bro What

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Those hands could crush coal into diamonds.

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It can all sound a little scary when we frame our use of social media in such a cautionary way. Dr. Bono is keen to stress that social media is not inherently bad however, there are many positives too! "It can be used for a lot of wonderful things that can lead to information sharing, entertainment, and even authentic social connection," he continued.

"But we have to be wise consumers of this media and aware of the potential risks. If you find that your social media use is leading you down a path toward social comparison and envy, I’m not suggesting that you get rid of it altogether. But you may want to modify how you are using it. Then you’ll get more of the benefits with fewer of the drawbacks."

#10

Instagram vs. Court Date

Instagram vs. Court Date

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

How to lose 30 pounds in 10 minutes.

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#11

One Instagram vs. The Other

One Instagram vs. The Other

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Queen of fake!

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#12

[tinder] Good To See People Are Still Playing The Sims 2!

[tinder] Good To See People Are Still Playing The Sims 2!

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Kaiserfranzgirl
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1 year ago

Hey! I still play Sims 2 and my sims look 100x better!

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#13

Spanish Singer Caught "Cloning" His Audience To Make It Look As If The Concert Was Packed

Spanish Singer Caught "Cloning" His Audience To Make It Look As If The Concert Was Packed

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, how do we know there is not 30 sets of quintuplets in the audience?

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#14

Can You Breathe...?

Can You Breathe...?

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Ther Grinch stole her nose cause she stole his look.

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#15

Her Face Almost Looks Exactly The Same In Every Picture??? Weird

Her Face Almost Looks Exactly The Same In Every Picture??? Weird

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Bwahahahahaha!!! What a weirdo!

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#16

Another Image From The Guy Who Photoshops His Photos & Comments Praise Him. Someone Who Lives There Called Him Out And Took The Same Photo Showing No Tulip Field

Another Image From The Guy Who Photoshops His Photos & Comments Praise Him. Someone Who Lives There Called Him Out And Took The Same Photo Showing No Tulip Field

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AndersM
Community Member
1 year ago

Only thing missing would be a unicorn between the tulips and a pregnant dolphin under the rainbow.

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#17

It's Not Just Bodies And Faces That Get Tune-UPS On Instagram

It's Not Just Bodies And Faces That Get Tune-UPS On Instagram

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

The pic on the right is much more pleasant to look at, if you ask me.

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#18

Posted vs. Tagged. She Is Always Making Her Waist Tiny And Editing Her Arms To Create A Muscular Build

Posted vs. Tagged. She Is Always Making Her Waist Tiny And Editing Her Arms To Create A Muscular Build

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Her edited figure looks bizarre! Wake up Lady!

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#19

Excuse Me What...

Excuse Me What...

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

What up with the huge shoes? Never mind the bendy slinky wrist

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#20

Australian Pizza Shop. Instagram vs. My Order Tonight

Australian Pizza Shop. Instagram vs. My Order Tonight

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Lisa Beatty
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1 year ago

Yes Dominoes.. Be Better

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#21

Instagram vs. Video. Sorry Its Hard To Take A Good Screenshot Of The Video But You Get The Point

Instagram vs. Video. Sorry Its Hard To Take A Good Screenshot Of The Video But You Get The Point

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

The filter she used must have been called 8 beers deep

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#22

Girl On The Right Has Been Stealing Other Models Entire Bodies For Her Instagram Page

Girl On The Right Has Been Stealing Other Models Entire Bodies For Her Instagram Page

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Meike Henneman
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1 year ago

AND editing them! Look at the waist

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#23

What Is With This Trend Of Trying To Look Like An Alien?

What Is With This Trend Of Trying To Look Like An Alien?

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lenniee
Community Member
1 year ago

In regards to the caption, you could say that she is trying to look out of this world

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#24

Two Profiles, "Same" Picture...

Two Profiles, "Same" Picture...

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Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

they edited themselves to make the other look fatter in both pix... nice friends..

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#25

Everything Is An Illusion On This Woman’s Profile

Everything Is An Illusion On This Woman’s Profile

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slothbaby
Community Member
1 year ago

Who can fall for that, it's sucha bad photoshop

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#26

First Time Posting In Here, But I Found My First One In The Wild

First Time Posting In Here, But I Found My First One In The Wild

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I found myself counting her fingers.

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#27

When Puberty Hits You So Hard That Even Your Eyes Turn Blue

When Puberty Hits You So Hard That Even Your Eyes Turn Blue

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Could be colored contact lenses.

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#28

Finnish Influencer's Ig Page vs. Video

Finnish Influencer's Ig Page vs. Video

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Neon Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a Barbie/Elsa mashup.

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#29

Body So Hot The Colosseum And The Fence Gets Distorted

Body So Hot The Colosseum And The Fence Gets Distorted

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Give me a beagle any day...
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1 year ago

Why didn't the iron fence distort too? I don't understand how this stuff works.

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#30

Jacaranda Trees, Insta vs. Reality

Jacaranda Trees, Insta vs. Reality

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually on a sunny day they can look like the first pic

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