Most of us are probably guilty of polishing our social media accounts. But some don't stop there. They go above and beyond in Photoshop, inventing a totally new version of themselves. However, they aren't fooling everyone—the subreddit r/Instagramreality is dedicated to exposing these fakes, and allow us to see their true colors. With nearly 950K members, the community constantly posts new findings that simply look too bad to be true. If you're done scrolling and wish to check out more similar pics, fire up our earlier Instagram vs. Reality posts here and here.

#1

What She Lacks In Calves She Makes Up In Shoe Size

What She Lacks In Calves She Makes Up In Shoe Size

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
7 months ago

How can you look at this picture and think: 'Perfect, my legs look beautiful!' I think she is seriously ill. This is dangerous..

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In an earlier interview, the head moderator of the r/Instagramreality subreddit, Zaza9000, told Bored Panda that 2020 was "hard on all of us," so they try to keep the community easy to engage with and be a part of. This openness is one of the reasons why the subreddit is so popular. "Last year so many people have shared interesting stories from their personal lives and I really hope we can carry that into 2021."

According to the head moderator, there have been some shifts in how people approach editing their content. Recently, there's been more interest in video editing than photo editing, for instance. "Especially apps like Facetune2 and SNOW that allows you to edit your body and certain Instagram filters that can make your lips appear bigger and make your skin unrealistically perfect. Seeing them glitch in videos has been a really popular topic on the sub," they explained.

#2

Econ 101

Econ 101

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Sum Guy
Community Member
7 months ago

I would love his username

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#3

We’ve Got Another Member Of The Pea-Head Squad. His Head Compared To His Hands...i Can’t

We’ve Got Another Member Of The Pea-Head Squad. His Head Compared To His Hands...i Can’t

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

His head is too small for a brain

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Nuno Albuquerque, the Head of Treatment for the UK Addiction Treatment Group, told Bored Panda that social media addiction is a relatively new phenomenon that everyone is still learning about every single day.

"A person can be addicted to anything, but they are only suffering an addiction if whatever it is they are 'using' has taken over their lives, and that they as individuals have lost the power of choice, i.e. that they cannot, regardless of how much they want to, stop 'using'. This is the effect that addiction has, it robs the individual of the ability to stop. Even if that individual is aware of the negative physical, psychological, or financial consequences, they still cannot stop. It is essential to not use the word 'addiction' flippantly; if a person is addicted, then they are in need of professional help and support."

#4

Photographer’s Page vs. Model’s Page

Photographer’s Page vs. Model’s Page

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Ray Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

Why? Just why?! She is already beautiful and has the body of a dancer, but with buttocks and thighs as atrophied as they appear in the modified picture, she would have trouble walking. Madness.

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#5

When Blurring Your Wrinkles, Don't Forget To Blur Your Reflection Too...

When Blurring Your Wrinkles, Don't Forget To Blur Your Reflection Too...

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troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

And she's promoting an anti-wrinkle cream...

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#6

Whitest Teeth In The West

Whitest Teeth In The West

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Dark Pearl
Community Member
7 months ago

NIGHTMARE FUEL

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According to Albuquerque, the Covid-19 lockdowns are helping the situation either; they're making us spend more time on social media but we should be aware of how much its use affects us.

"We would say that it is more than likely that society as a whole spent more time on social media and other Internet-based platforms during the Covid-19 lockdowns than before, simply because for many, their normal day to day life was turned upside down, or even stopped altogether, and so a lot of people found they had more spare time on their hands. Some people turned to social media during the lockdown to stay connected with others, which is really important and actually a healthy approach to take. Where it starts to negatively affect a person is when being on social media consumes them completely, and they no longer want to be present in their actual 'offline' day."

#7

Someone Needs To Come Take Their Moms Phone (In The Comments She Swears She Didn't Edit)

Someone Needs To Come Take Their Moms Phone (In The Comments She Swears She Didn't Edit)

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Kaisa Koo
Community Member
7 months ago

This is like one of Margaret Keane "big eyes" paintings... or Soundgardens music video Black hole sun.

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#8

Skin Texture, We All Have It

Skin Texture, We All Have It

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
7 months ago

Homo Sapiens does have skin texture, homo instagramensis does not.

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#9

This Sri Lankan Influencer Photoshoped African Elephants To Her Photo. There Are Only Asian Elephants In Sl. All The Elephants Are Photoshoped

This Sri Lankan Influencer Photoshoped African Elephants To Her Photo. There Are Only Asian Elephants In Sl. All The Elephants Are Photoshoped

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
7 months ago

The influencer didn't know the difference and most of the viewers also don't know.

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So where does the line between a regular social media user and somebody who is addicted to it lies? Albuquerque thinks it's different for each individual, so it's important to recognize whether or not the person has lost the power of choice.

"If the person cannot undertake their regular day to day routine without being on social media or needing to get back to being on social media, as in they have potentially developed not only a psychological desire to be online but also physical urges begin as well, then there could well be an addiction there," he said.

#10

Those Proportions Though

Those Proportions Though

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ZeroHargreaves057
Community Member
7 months ago

What--

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#11

Every Post Is This Weird Forced Laugh Pose And Soullessly White Eyes

Every Post Is This Weird Forced Laugh Pose And Soullessly White Eyes

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

This woman needed to be exorcised long ago...

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#12

Pants For Stick People

Pants For Stick People

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

slender man legs

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#13

When Your Eyes Are So Piercing, They Burn Holes In Your Hair

When Your Eyes Are So Piercing, They Burn Holes In Your Hair

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birdie asf
Community Member
7 months ago

i mean this one isn't THAT bad compared to the others, but is this going to be in my nightmares? yea it is

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Albuquerque said an unhealthy relationship with social media could also be recognized if the individual develops mental health illness from being online, for example, feelings of anxiety or depression arising during or after being on social media.

"Similarly, for some people we have treated at our UK Addiction Treatment Centres, being on social media is a trigger for them to then misuse drugs or alcohol. During therapy, we address why a person drinks alcohol or misuses drugs, and for some, it is because of their unhealthy relationship with social media," the UKAT Group Head of Treatment explained.

#14

The Caption Says It’s Not Photoshop, But... How?

The Caption Says It’s Not Photoshop, But... How?

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MB
Community Member
7 months ago

I think it’s just scary.

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#15

First Time I’ve Ever Seen Someone Photoshop Their Fridge

First Time I’ve Ever Seen Someone Photoshop Their Fridge

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Gurnox
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Yeah, just looking at the inside of my elbow and failing to get my blouse off. No idea where my slacks are, but at least I'm standing in front of my open fridge. Salad, cereal and berries mostly. You?

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#16

I Don't Even Know Where To Begin. With The Ass? Or The Clipart Wine Glass?

I Don't Even Know Where To Begin. With The Ass? Or The Clipart Wine Glass?

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River Webb
Community Member
7 months ago

so she uses her butt as a table?

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#17

I Don’t Know Where To Start

I Don’t Know Where To Start

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troufaki13
Community Member
7 months ago

Yikes!

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#18

Guys, I’m Scared

Guys, I’m Scared

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Ray Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

I think I speak for many when I say 'holy s**t'

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#19

Someone Photographed A Chinese Celebrity And Showed What She Truly Looks Like Without Photoshop

Someone Photographed A Chinese Celebrity And Showed What She Truly Looks Like Without Photoshop

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Tabby_Sohee
Community Member
7 months ago

On the right she just looks like a cute, slightly tired, normal-haired woman with the body of a human, not a pencil. Why would they photoshop it so bad...

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#20

No Cuticles, No Pores, No Texture

No Cuticles, No Pores, No Texture

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ZeroHargreaves057
Community Member
7 months ago

Dang. Gives me Virgin Atlantic vibes for some reason.

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#21

Same Girl All Photos

Same Girl All Photos

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Alphabet Soupy
Community Member
7 months ago

Last time I followed the link and learned this influencer uses the filter that makes you look like a kid again. No biggie, except she then posts pics in lingerie or sexy poses...with a child’s face, some on her Only Fans page 🤮

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#22

1.2 Million Followers Btw

1.2 Million Followers Btw

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Dogfan4life
Community Member
7 months ago

Why would people change their bodies like this? Everyone is perfect just the way they are.

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#23

I Physically Recoiled When I Saw The Eyes

I Physically Recoiled When I Saw The Eyes

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
7 months ago

When you play around a bit too much in Create-A-Sim.

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#24

Chinese Online Shopping Mall. Yeag Chinese Are Crazy For Being Tall And Long Legs. No Need To Explain More

Chinese Online Shopping Mall. Yeag Chinese Are Crazy For Being Tall And Long Legs. No Need To Explain More

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Ray Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

That's absurd. Also, Slenderman would like her number.

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#25

Badly Editing Yourself Into Famous Locations Is Easily One Of My Most Hated Igr Trends

Badly Editing Yourself Into Famous Locations Is Easily One Of My Most Hated Igr Trends

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

Its so fake, why would someone even post this

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#26

Shooped So Hard That It Looked Like They Cant Even Move A Face Muscle

Shooped So Hard That It Looked Like They Cant Even Move A Face Muscle

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
7 months ago

I've seen many drawings that looked more natural than this "photo".

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#27

What In Tarnation Is This???

What In Tarnation Is This???

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ZeroHargreaves057
Community Member
7 months ago

The Cheeto

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#28

She Doesnt Have Nose

She Doesnt Have Nose

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

haha! Who needs noses?

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#29

No Actual Trees Were Harmed Will Creating That Tiny Waist

No Actual Trees Were Harmed Will Creating That Tiny Waist

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

Where does all the food go? Or does she not eat?

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#30

When Your Friend Only Gets Half Face-Tuned

When Your Friend Only Gets Half Face-Tuned

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Laura Dawson
Community Member
7 months ago

Notice how Kim’s head is disappearing too lol

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#31

Aliexpress Never Change Please

Aliexpress Never Change Please

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

*internal screaming intensifies*

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#32

I Can't Believe She Thought This Was Fine To Post! Her Face Is So Edited It Looks Like A Drawing

I Can't Believe She Thought This Was Fine To Post! Her Face Is So Edited It Looks Like A Drawing

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Jane Tresidder
Community Member
7 months ago

😂😂😂

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#33

This Fast Fashion Model Getting A Little Overzealous With The Airbrush Feature. Skin Texture Who?

This Fast Fashion Model Getting A Little Overzealous With The Airbrush Feature. Skin Texture Who?

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Ray Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like an Oprah doll that was left in a hot car.

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#34

Aliexpress Never Disappoints

Aliexpress Never Disappoints

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Ray Martin
Community Member
7 months ago

They're using the Instant Grandma app

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#35

She Wants No Skin Texture On Her Face But I Guess Veins Are Where It’s At? Also Do Her Hands Drag On The Ground When She Walks?

She Wants No Skin Texture On Her Face But I Guess Veins Are Where It’s At? Also Do Her Hands Drag On The Ground When She Walks?

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Tiredpossum
Community Member
7 months ago

alright...........

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#36

What Are Organs?

What Are Organs?

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
7 months ago

Organs? What are organs?

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#37

Instagram Picture Versus Screenshot From A Video

Instagram Picture Versus Screenshot From A Video

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Binx
Community Member
7 months ago

Deadpool hand

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#38

She Literally Photoshopped Herself On Someone’s Car And Didn’t Even Tag Him

She Literally Photoshopped Herself On Someone’s Car And Didn’t Even Tag Him

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Sum Guy
Community Member
7 months ago

Pretty good photoshop at first glance

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#39

So Natural

So Natural

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ravina nimje
Community Member
7 months ago

He looks like an optical illusion picture which says "What do you see first will tell you personality "

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#40

Tf Is Wrong With Her Fingers

Tf Is Wrong With Her Fingers

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ZeroHargreaves057
Community Member
7 months ago

EUGH NIGHTMARE FUEL 100%

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