For many, Instagram is the highlight reel of their lives. They show off their exotic trips, fancy meals, strike a sexy pose in front of expensive toys, and it's totally their choice. However, if you drown yourself in the sea of winning shots, you might end up with the impression that all of their days look like that. And feel like a loser when comparing yourself to those unachievable standards.

So it's healthy to remind yourself that not only are these pictures showing just a tiny part of their lives, but that there are dozens of outtakes behind those glamorous shots as well. Maybe the angle gave them a double chin, maybe a dog was pooping in the background; these pictures get discarded.

Recently, Thai model Vienna did just that. She wanted to show her 150K followers that there's more than meets the eye to every "perfect" photo on social media and posted a series of 'Instagram vs. Reality' takes which really resonated with folks online.

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Colin Leetham
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2 months ago

Instagram remake of the Birds!

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Vienna became a model when she was 19 years old. "I went to Tokyo for a vacation when I had about 10K followers on Twitter. I met a girl there and we ended up taking a photo together while we were walking on the street. After she posted our photo online, her modeling agency contacted me and asked me to work with them," Vienna told Bored Panda.

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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2 months ago

Cold, cold, cold!

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Vienna said she mostly uses Instagram to document her trips around the world. "I love traveling and photography so I want people to know more about me and all the places I go to."

For her Instagram vs. Reality series, Vienna used some after-effects on the "perfect" photos to really highlight the discrepancy between the side-by-side pics. "On those photos, I used an app called Ulike." This software lets people "fine-tune" themselves, offering to touch-up their eyes, nose and mouth."

However, the "real" ones weren't manipulated at all, I just used my normal camera. That's why my face looks super different in them."

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Annisiea Dawson
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2 months ago

that top is so cute

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Shay Aharoni
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2 months ago

well, thats talent

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Diver Driver
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2 months ago

OMG - that is the face I make when my wife is blowing up her raft

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Diver Driver
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2 months ago

The one on the right is way more fun!

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Quintessence
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2 months ago

that face haha

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Liu Woods
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2 months ago

Lol

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LoveLaughLucia
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2 months ago

when my brother splashes water at me

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Hello it Smee
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2 months ago

With and without the filter.

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Annette Christopherson
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2 months ago

Fantasy vs reality...............nailed it!

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Aria
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2 months ago

The wrong vs the right way to eat Sqaghett

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Rebecah Ozuna
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2 months ago

How does she makes her eyes look so sparkly and big? She's like an anime babe.

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Brie
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2 months ago

Me in public vs me alone

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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2 months ago

That left pic has me questioning things...

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John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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2 months ago

Is that pocky?? *gasp* I want some!!!

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bananapower_2.0
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2 months ago

they look like dools

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Russian Otaku
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2 months ago

Pretend sleep vs actually sleeping

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Shannon Matthews
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2 months ago

The pic on the right reminds me of my mom telling my sister and I to smile for a picture.

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Brie
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2 months ago

Yee haw buckaroo

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MomaBear
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2 months ago

Why’s the carton of juice floating

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Quintessence
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2 months ago

why's she wearing Shrek ears?

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Selma El Guerrab
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2 months ago

"How did I ever let these people convince me to go on this ride?"

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Erin Kolb
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2 months ago

Excellent!!!!!

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Brie
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2 months ago

I love boba tea!

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UnicornHuman
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2 months ago

??? these are equally cute tho...

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Daniel Mason
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2 months ago

What people think London will be like VS the reality

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Niobe Marchalant
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2 months ago

i feel like the tissues coming out of nostrils at the same time!

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UnicornHuman
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2 months ago

those brows tho...

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maya P.K
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2 months ago

omg thats me

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