There‘s no doubt that most of us know that feeling when you suddenly catch yourself questioning your life choices while scrolling on Instagram... All those people and their perfect everyday life moments that they share with the world can sometimes be too much to handle, but are they really true?

Geraldine West, a German woman living in Cologne, recently started this project called "Instagram vs. Reality" where she takes side-by-side pictures of herself that portray the same situations in real life and how they would look like on Instagram. From taking a bath to traveling, Geraldine shows how ridiculous it all actually is, so scroll down to see them all for yourself!

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Martha Meyer 11 months ago

Oh yes, somehow you always end up having to heave twice as much luggage as you wanted onto a train!

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Nadine 11 months ago

Again, pig beats pineapple.

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Martha Meyer 11 months ago

Bwahaha, the sprayed-on abs are the best!

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Laughinmydreams 11 months ago

LMFAO!

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Molly Block 11 months ago

Hahahaha, those snot-cicles

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Night Owl 11 months ago

I'd much rather have food (and short nails) than flowers. The right one is much better, even if it's McDonalds

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Troux 11 months ago

Some people would be a pear!

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anarkzie 11 months ago

Brushing your teeth in the bath, where do you spit? Do I want to know the answer to this?

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Hans 11 months ago

"Der Bergdoktor". Flawless attention to details.

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Nadine 11 months ago

No such thing as an ugly pug!

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Wendillon 11 months ago

I'd much rather have the scenario on the right. Even comes with a friend.

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Megan O'Neill 11 months ago

Kellogs Unicorn cereal?? What in Germany?

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Pamda Panda 11 months ago

I don't even understand this instagram shot. Who blows bubbles and poses like that at a laundromat?

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JessG 11 months ago

Full body shave? Not sure that's reality...lol

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Rebecah Ozuna 11 months ago

Her sass is delightful.

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Samantha Bing 11 months ago

That pug is not a morning dog either

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Rebecah Ozuna 11 months ago

What you'd expect from me VS what i'll give you.

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Rebecah Ozuna 11 months ago

I want the pug shirt...

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Rebecah Ozuna 11 months ago

Looks like the comments people expect and the comments that i'd give you. Still, i'll prefer a huge bag of onion rings to a darn flower.

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PandaMan 11 months ago

Scary either way - Pass... I'll stick with Americans.

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German Shows The Reality Of Perfect Instagram Photos And The Result Is A Lot Of Fun

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Night Owl 11 months ago (edited)

The dogs eyes are about to pop out :D He wants to eat some too

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Rebecah Ozuna 11 months ago

The pug should've been doing a begging dance.

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

On every add, article, blog... salades and raw vegetables make people laugh. They must be fun somehow.

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Rebekah 11 months ago

She's seriously adorable.

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Xiaolaohu 11 months ago

Anyone else say "that's a lot of spaghetti" in a bad Italian accent after looking at reality picture?

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Laughinmydreams 11 months ago

were is PUG!

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PandaMan 11 months ago

A+ You should be a pro youtuber doing makeup videos. Nailed it, girl - you go and welcome to LA on the right!

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Heather Cox 11 months ago

The more I look at these the more they remind me of those infomercials exaggerating the difference between other products and those unnecessary as-seen-on-TV products.

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

It seems that there is an insta conspiration to make us adopt a pineapple, maybe even a support pineapple.

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Rebecah Ozuna 11 months ago

So many emotions...

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