With the rise of photo-editing software and the increasing importance of our image on social media, most of us sometimes get worried about what people think of us. Do I look good enough? Do I dress stylish enough? What do people think of me when they see my picture? Would I get more likes/upvotes/notes/tiny red digital hearts if I did X, Y, and Z?

Unfortunately, some people have these thoughts far too often and take them to extremes: they care about their image so damn much that they start heavily photoshopping the pictures they upload online. This results in people looking radically different online than they do in real life. And when you put those pictures together side by side? Wow. The difference is striking, often hilarious, and might make some of us wish you were born before they invented electricity.

We’ve collected some of the best examples of Instagram vs. reality pics from the incredibly popular r/Instagramreality subreddit, so get ready for some shocking comparisons. Scroll down, upvote the pics you enjoyed, and let us know what you think in the comments. After you’re done with this list, be sure to check out Bored Panda’s previous articles showing the vast difference between what some people look like in real life and how they present themselves on social media right here, here, and here.

#1

Found On Facebook

Found On Facebook

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Hans 1 week ago

Her long lost sister!

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#2

Yikes

Yikes

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Hans 1 week ago

Consider orthopaedic treatment.

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#3

When You Preach Body Positivity And Then Shop Your Waist Into Oblivion

When You Preach Body Positivity And Then Shop Your Waist Into Oblivion

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Janine B. 1 week ago

Honestly, what's wrong about her real waist? She's a beautiful woman the way she is, not need for PS.

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There are more people who Photoshop their pictures than most of us think. Of course, most of these edits aren’t as drastic as the ones shown in this list, but it still raises the question of how widespread this is.

According to one study, two thirds of Australian women believe that it’s wrong for magazines to edit photos before printing them. The irony is that 57 percent of them also admitted to Photoshopping their own pictures before posting them on social media.

#4

Saw This On Instagram

Saw This On Instagram

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

It looks like she got stretched out

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#5

When You Move Too Much And The Filter Comes Off

When You Move Too Much And The Filter Comes Off

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Hans 1 week ago

Creepy!

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#6

His Page vs. Her Page. I Guess He Had To Bring Her To His Level ?

His Page vs. Her Page. I Guess He Had To Bring Her To His Level ?

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Rowlie 1 week ago

She is gorgeous and he is a joke

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The desire to receive approval and to create a positive reputation for oneself means that some people take multiple selfies in order to get the ‘perfect’ shot.

Dr. Vivienne Lewis, a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Canberra, told the Daily Mail that more and more women are becoming dissatisfied with how they perceive their bodies and their image.

#7

Girl, What Is Up With Your Legs?? She Put The Whole Leg On Backwards In The Second Pic!

Girl, What Is Up With Your Legs?? She Put The Whole Leg On Backwards In The Second Pic!

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A B C 1 week ago

I'm genuinely scared.

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#8

Floors Look A Bit Bent...

Floors Look A Bit Bent...

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A B C 1 week ago

Crash Bandicoot has set wrong body standards! Being male is so hard! 😭

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#9

Famous Singer From My Country

Famous Singer From My Country

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Rowlie 1 week ago

Auto-tuned much?

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“The thing is, they're constantly having to meet unrealistic standards of beauty,” Dr. Lewis explained. She noted that there is huge pressure for women to look ‘perfect’ in the age of social media. “Women in particular who are very concerned about their bodies can spend hours editing photos.”

#10

What The Tim Burton

What The Tim Burton

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Rowlie 1 week ago

Great caption

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#11

On The Left, Pictures Someone Posted To Twitter Calling Her The Most Beautiful Woman Alive. On The Right, What She Really Looked Like That Day. I Agree She’s Absolutely Gorgeous, So Why Photoshop Her To Make Her Look Like A Doll?

On The Left, Pictures Someone Posted To Twitter Calling Her The Most Beautiful Woman Alive. On The Right, What She Really Looked Like That Day. I Agree She’s Absolutely Gorgeous, So Why Photoshop Her To Make Her Look Like A Doll?

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hobbitly 1 week ago

She definitely doesn't need Photoshop

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#12

This Girl Was Posted In Another Post For Falsely Calling Police On Her Neighbor. They Put Both These Pictures In The Article

This Girl Was Posted In Another Post For Falsely Calling Police On Her Neighbor. They Put Both These Pictures In The Article

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Rowlie 1 week ago

Seems like a great person overall

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#13

I Cannot Believe She Seriously Posted This

I Cannot Believe She Seriously Posted This

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Ed Souza 1 week ago

What's the point??? this is just sad.

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#14

This Person Is Running For Mayor Where I Live. Yikes

This Person Is Running For Mayor Where I Live. Yikes

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Rowlie 1 week ago

What she'll do during public appearances?

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#15

This Girl With A Hefty Following Edits Her Photos To Unrecognizable Extremes. What The Heck Is Up With Those Eyes? And Skin Texture? Wheres Your Nose, Girl?

This Girl With A Hefty Following Edits Her Photos To Unrecognizable Extremes. What The Heck Is Up With Those Eyes? And Skin Texture? Wheres Your Nose, Girl?

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Ed Souza 1 week ago

Her textures are still loading...

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#16

Left: Instagram, Right: Youtube

Left: Instagram, Right: Youtube

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Nora Ask 1 week ago

Not saying they're not edited, but also with and without very heavy makeup!

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#17

Legs For Days

Legs For Days

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Raine Soo 1 week ago

Does she not realize how freakish she looks?

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#18

Local Nail Salon Apparently Removes All Wrinkles From Your Hands After Doing Your Nails

Local Nail Salon Apparently Removes All Wrinkles From Your Hands After Doing Your Nails

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June Clavelle 1 week ago

Knuckles are so last year

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#19

The Longer You Look At It, The Weirder It Gets

The Longer You Look At It, The Weirder It Gets

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Rowlie 1 week ago

Finding pants must be a nightmare

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#20

Now That The Clouds Have Been Pointed Out, That’s The First Thing I Look At Now

Now That The Clouds Have Been Pointed Out, That’s The First Thing I Look At Now

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Daria B 1 week ago

She has her own sky buddies as travelling companions. ♥

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#21

Flexible Bones

Flexible Bones

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Hans 1 week ago

The problem is not tge editing. The problem is to assume this to be beautiful and to propose such standards to youngsters.

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#22

Couldn’t Believe My Eyes With This One

Couldn’t Believe My Eyes With This One

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

Seriously?! Who does she think she's fooling?!

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#23

Same Person, Different Angle

Same Person, Different Angle

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Carrie de Luka 1 week ago

The length of her left leg in the photo on the left!

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#24

Apparently We Should All Be Ashamed Of Our Knuckles Now

Apparently We Should All Be Ashamed Of Our Knuckles Now

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Juririn 1 week ago

This is a new level

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#25

I Normally Don't Notice These Things But Come On....

I Normally Don't Notice These Things But Come On....

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kathryn stretton 1 week ago

Created a tsunami.

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#26

Her Instagram Is A Gold Mine For This Stuff. Every Time She Posts, Her Edits Get More Extreme

Her Instagram Is A Gold Mine For This Stuff. Every Time She Posts, Her Edits Get More Extreme

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OLIVIA WESTON 1 week ago

no legs?

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#27

May I Present To You, A Thicc Zombie. He Makes Fake Pages To Follow And Comment On His Own Pictures And Deletes Anyone Else’s Comments That Call Him Out

May I Present To You, A Thicc Zombie. He Makes Fake Pages To Follow And Comment On His Own Pictures And Deletes Anyone Else’s Comments That Call Him Out

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

This is just disturbing...it sounds like there's something seriously wrong with this guy

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#28

The Guy On The Left (Who Doesn't Really Filter On His Own Insta) Got Filtered By The Other Guy A Bunch Too

The Guy On The Left (Who Doesn't Really Filter On His Own Insta) Got Filtered By The Other Guy A Bunch Too

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Incognito 1 week ago

is this the same guy who filtered his girlfriend?

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#29

This One Is A Lot

This One Is A Lot

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Karin Gibson 1 week ago

She is 100% more attractive in the before picture.

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#30

Serving Ginger Realness

Serving Ginger Realness

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Fumps 1 week ago

Why?..... Just why?

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#31

Saw This Girl On Tiktok...atleast She’s Completely Honest About It Lmao

Saw This Girl On Tiktok...atleast She’s Completely Honest About It Lmao

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TheMsLollidella 1 week ago

Saw this too on tiktok! But hey, great makeup skills

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#32

Dude From Tinder Must Think He’s Got Us All Convinced

Dude From Tinder Must Think He’s Got Us All Convinced

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Toujin C'Thlu 1 week ago

It makes him look creepy, not sexy!

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#33

Goldmine Ig Account. There So Many To Choose From

Goldmine Ig Account. There So Many To Choose From

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DemPugs 1 week ago

The bottom two pictures make her look like Sarah Palin

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#34

Left Was Posted On A Thinspo Insta Page. I Thought They Were Tackling This Issue?

Left Was Posted On A Thinspo Insta Page. I Thought They Were Tackling This Issue?

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Manar Al Thumairi 1 week ago

but... WHERE do the organs go???

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#35

I Don’t Even Have To Say Anything

I Don’t Even Have To Say Anything

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Samantha Pines 1 week ago

She looks so much better without it. Many people here are prettier before all the Photoshop.

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#36

Ouch @ Her Dislocated Hip, She Should Go Get That Checked Out

Ouch @ Her Dislocated Hip, She Should Go Get That Checked Out

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Monday 1 week ago

Wtf is up with her foot

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#37

Filtered vs. Unfiltered

Filtered vs. Unfiltered

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Vincent Philippart 1 week ago

They're both terrifying

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#38

At This Point, What Is Real?

At This Point, What Is Real?

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booHguy 1 week ago

What is real ? The road behind her...

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#39

Completely Changed Her Face Structure

Completely Changed Her Face Structure

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Clare Sutton 1 week ago

What's the deal with her septum? Too much bingo up the nozzle that

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#40

Christmas Is Coming. Don’t Forget To Photoshop Yourself With A Nice Tree

Christmas Is Coming. Don’t Forget To Photoshop Yourself With A Nice Tree

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Incognito 1 week ago

that's some pretty sick photoshop though.

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#41

I Posted A Girl Who Got Called Out For Photoshopping Her Makeup A While Ago. Now It Seems Even The “Greats” Are Getting Away With It

I Posted A Girl Who Got Called Out For Photoshopping Her Makeup A While Ago. Now It Seems Even The “Greats” Are Getting Away With It

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Kaisu 1 week ago

Everyone knows James Charles is digitally altering his photos and making his makeup look better than it is, which isn't good when you're supposed to be a makeup artist....

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#42

The Picture She Posted vs. The Original

The Picture She Posted vs. The Original

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Jo Choto 1 week ago

What on earth was wrong with the original?

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#43

The Photo She Posted vs. The One Her Friend Posted Of Her

The Photo She Posted vs. The One Her Friend Posted Of Her

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Kirsten Kerkhof 1 week ago

Compared to the others this is mild indeed.

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#44

He Is Honestly Very Talented But The Editing Is Just So Unrealistic

He Is Honestly Very Talented But The Editing Is Just So Unrealistic

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Kai 1 week ago

I don't see anythign bad on this, just a makeup artist!

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#45

At Least She Edited Her Friend Too

At Least She Edited Her Friend Too

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Foxxy 1 week ago

I don’t see much difference, so this isn’t too bad.

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