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 these Instagram influencers' 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 Instagram photos showing just a tiny part of their lives but that there are dozens of outtakes behind the scenes of 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 Instagram 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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1 year ago

Instagram remake of the Birds!

jaehol
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1 year ago

She literally looks like a completely different person in every one of these photos

Lyop
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1 year ago

Pigeons. Pigeons where I'm from prefer to walk than fly, hogging up pathways and bullying you into letting them have the right of way. Like the own it. I don't like pigeons..(grumbling under my breath...bullies).

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year ago

Very pretty dress.

Unicharlotte224 Gacha
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1 year ago

this is where photo-shopped Instagram comes in

MidnightFury
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1 year ago (edited)

THAT FACE THO XD!!!!!!!!

RK BODY AND SOUL
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1 year ago

Very nice photography

Don Flynn
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1 year ago

haha yep

alex gulten
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1 year ago

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/487373990927306336/

Мышь из Нижний!
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1 year ago

I am one with the palomas

Мышь из Нижний!
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1 year ago

I can do the first picture without the second. I am one with the palomas

Jocelyn Kibbe
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1 year ago

I find the second photo better from its rarity and luck of the perfect moment to capture haha

Grace Galan
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1 year ago

I can just imagine what went down afterwards

Jim Sterrett
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1 year ago

so a less funny version of what that Aussie chick did...

Jim Sterrett
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1 year ago

so...a less funny version of what that Aussie chick did years ago.

Max Brownrigg
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1 year ago

The flappy wing bird shot is much more compelling and visually exciting

gavy Singh
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1 year ago

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Christina Uhlir
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1 year ago

Very "interesting"; who did not know there are many bad, unflattering shots before you get a few good ones?

Pili
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1 year ago

Hahaha. Excellent

Rebecah Ozuna
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1 year ago

How much her very pretty face changed. Lately, Santo Domingo has so many pigeons that it even overwhelms dogs and cats.

Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

Lol, everyone has made this face at a bird. They do this sh*t on purpose.

Bathsheba
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1 year ago

I am so over these Insta vs. reality shots. It's like: hey, I'm gorgeous but also relatable! Here's me perfect, but here I am looking like you so you can still aspire to be me! Here I am impossibly beautiful, but here I am looking average so you can't accuse me of contributing to impossible beauty standards. It's just as contrived as the 'beauty' shots alone.

Zero-Light
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1 year ago

All of them are both faked, left and right, so...

Fire Infinity
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1 year ago

Honestly though, who wants to take a picture with street pigeons?

Ernest Wilkins
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1 year ago

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Eloise Baker
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1 year ago

wtf

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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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1 year 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 photo editing on the "perfect" photos to really highlight the discrepancy between the before and after 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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1 year ago

that top is so cute

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Shay Aharoni
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1 year ago

well, thats talent

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Diver Driver
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1 year 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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1 year ago

The one on the right is way more fun!

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Quintessence
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1 year ago

that face haha

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Liu Woods
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1 year ago

Lol

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Vivian C
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5 months ago

Waterbendinggg

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

With and without the filter.

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Annette Christopherson
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1 year ago

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

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Aria
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1 year ago

The wrong vs the right way to eat Sqaghett

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Rebecah Ozuna
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Me in public vs me alone

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Super Hero Fan Girl
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1 year ago

That left pic has me questioning things...

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John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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1 year ago

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

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bananapower_2.0
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1 year ago

they look like dools

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Russian Otaku
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1 year ago

Pretend sleep vs actually sleeping

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Shannon Matthews
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Yee haw buckaroo

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MomaBear
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1 year ago

Why’s the carton of juice floating

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Quintessence
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1 year ago

why's she wearing Shrek ears?

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Selma El Guerrab
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Excellent!!!!!

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Brie
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1 year ago

I love boba tea!

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UnicornHuman
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1 year ago

??? these are equally cute tho...

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Daniel Mason
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1 year ago

What people think London will be like VS the reality

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Niobe Marchalant
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1 year ago

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

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UnicornHuman
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1 year ago

those brows tho...

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maya P.K
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1 year ago

omg thats me

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