Rianne Meijer has over 628K Instagram followers. She was on a Cosmopolitan cover. H&M put her on their poster. What I'm trying to say is the woman has a lot of eyes on her. But despite all the attention, Rianne is keeping it real. Like we already showed here and here, she isn't afraid to show the reality behind her seemingly perfect photos.

In an age where keeping appearances has become an obsession, it's really refreshing to see that it's not a necessity. No matter how popular you are.

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

I'm not sure why we are supposed to think the one on the left is somehow great.

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Meijer is very beautiful and has a great style, but as you can see from the series, she can also take an unflattering photo. Nonetheless, she's sharing them because the woman thinks it would be unfair to show only the 'perfect' ones. "It [can] give a really nice and honest message to my followers," she said in an earlier Bored Panda interview. "It kind of felt like only posting the perfect Instagram pictures was basically lying, so for me to post the other ones next to it made it more real. That's why I posted the Instagram vs. Reality pictures. And it turned out to be a good call. I love that now I stand for something online."

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

the dog is stretching one way to hide the belly rolls ;-)

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And Rianne surely isn't alone in the fight against social media 'filters'. Louisa Northcote, activist and #freethepimple Founder also believes that Instagram gives the wrong perception of what beauty should be. "Big boobs, long hair, make-up, fake eyelashes. I don't fit into that category -- I have small boobs and bad skin. So I've decided to use my Instagram to show people the truth, and give them something to relate to," she told VICE.

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Bonzo Deep
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5 months ago

Great smile!!

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Both Rianne and Louisa are excellent role models in urging people to speak up about their insecurities, whether it's their weight, their stretch marks -- or something else that makes them feel like they're not enough. Talking about these things, owning them, can bring us closer to accepting our true selves, and that's far more important than liking each other's edited images of our perfect lives. Sorry, I mean, lies.

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Grace Cho
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5 months ago

The hair!

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Hans
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5 months ago

Again, this posture makes it just natural to have wrinkled skin. Super model or Jane Doe.

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Sabse
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5 months ago

If you always do a double chin, you look stupid... No surprise. 🙄

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Briana Naomi
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5 months ago

on the right they are always so playful and funny but then on the left the are like, BE SERIOUSSS

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Nick P
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5 months ago

Still fine...

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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5 months ago

I like the right pic 100% more.

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Tracey Hirt
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5 months ago

I wonder if she thought this was going to be a proposal and was disappointed when he just tied his shoe.

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Kk C-Mcgee
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5 months ago

Ummmm....I'm confused....the reality pics are just as beautiful as the "fake" ones are. Soooo....this didn't make me feel any better lol

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Nora Stone
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5 months ago

This one is cute!

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LoL.alpaca
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5 months ago

lol me

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David Collins
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5 months ago

This young woman looks almost exactly like an old high school girlfriend of mine whom I remember very fondly, so there’s no amount of schlumping she can do to not be cute as far as I’m concerned.

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

meanwhile at the smear test....

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Catherine Todd
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5 months ago

Hahahahaha! Now these two are classics!

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Jo Choto
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5 months ago

So being able to make a double chin is supposed to make you relatable?

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Tracey Hirt
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5 months ago

Quit worrying about getting the perfect pic and just enjoy each other.

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MissyTheUniverse
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5 months ago

So.... They're exposing themselves?

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Last week’s weather vs. this week’s weather


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Yeah, you heard
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5 months ago

I'm shocked and amazed to discover that people who look good in photos can sometimes look bad in photos. This is a revelation.

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Hans
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5 months ago

Wow, she managed to make a grimace.

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