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Jennifer Aniston Explains Why She Looks So Good, And Her Post Receives Over 5 Million Likes
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Jennifer Aniston Explains Why She Looks So Good, And Her Post Receives Over 5 Million Likes

Looks like it took Jennifer Aniston only a couple of posts to figure out Instagram. After making her social media debut last week, the 50-year-old actress dipped her toes into the “Instagram vs. Reality” trend on Monday, sharing two behind-the-scenes pictures from her recent Variety Power of Women cover shoot.

“I’m just a girl….standing with hair and makeup,” the caption said, making a reference to Julia Roberts’ famous line in the 1997 rom-com Notting Hill:  “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

Jennifer Aniston decided to post an honest behind-the-scenes pic to show how much it takes to make her look like she just ‘woke up like this’

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She also posted this pic from the photoshoot that shows her efforts didn’t go to waste

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“I have never seen someone enter Instagram more fully prepared. It’s a glorious master class. What an entrance, and then a #tbt, now an insta vs reality with a movie reference caption…wow. Art,” Entertainment Tonight host Lauren Zima commented under the post. While another fan wrote, “living for her posts already.”

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Aniston’s career really took off when she got to play Rachel on FRIENDS. The actress said she began to see herself in a different light and find her voice when she began working on the cult show. “I started meeting all of these people who expressed to me how much the show meant to them — how it lifted their spirits during a bad breakup or got them through an illness,” she told Variety. “I was just so incredibly moved by that. And I began to change the way I thought about my own voice, and what it meant to have a platform to use it.”

Other pics from the photoshoot suggests she was having fun the whole time

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According to her, “true power” comes from using one’s voice “to hold people up and bring people together.”

“It’s funny, I’ve never actually thought of myself as ‘powerful.’ Strong, yes. But powerful, not [really]. It’s a distinction I’ve actually been thinking about a lot lately because that word — ‘power’ and its counterpart, ‘abuse of power’ — keeps coming up in light of what is happening in our country and in our industry, a rebalancing of the scales, I guess you could say.”

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Image credits: nina.clare

Jeniffer Aniston’s first Instagram post was a selfie of all the cast from ‘Friends’ reunited and it already gained over 14M likes

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She also posted this lovely throwback pic along with the nowadays comparison a few days ago

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Here’s what people said about Jennifer’s pic

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Hard 2 Guess
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does this woman ever get old? Gorgeous as ever.

Alia G.
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for her. She's gorgeous in her insta posts and when she's not camera ready. It's important we realize what's reality and what's fabricated. That doesn't mean EVERYTHING has to be completely realistic, but being honest is important.

Jster
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a female of the same age she is my hero! Rock on Jennifer!

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Hard 2 Guess
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does this woman ever get old? Gorgeous as ever.

Alia G.
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for her. She's gorgeous in her insta posts and when she's not camera ready. It's important we realize what's reality and what's fabricated. That doesn't mean EVERYTHING has to be completely realistic, but being honest is important.

Jster
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a female of the same age she is my hero! Rock on Jennifer!

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