People love to scroll through glossy photos of Instagram influencers with both awe and envy - but one Instagrammer decided to get real with her followers and remind them not everything online is as it seems. Amsterdam based vlogger Rianne Meijer has 353k followers and a plethora of gorgeous images that document her life of fashion and travel, but as Meijer revealed, the key to an enviable photo is all about the angle.

In a series of side-by-side shots, she shared magazine-worthy poses next to hilariously candid (and not as flattering) photos in the same outfit. In her caption Meijer wrote: "So while waiting here at the airport in Berlin I figured no better way to spend my time than to keep it real. This is not gonna be some long emotional story (not that there’s anything wrong with crying and talking to yourself in the shower obviously) but just a little small reminder that every pic you see on my account is one in a hundred (or sometimes four hundred) and it was all about the right angle, right lighting and of course the right filter. Nothing perfect about me and nothing perfect about my life (except for @royatiya, and my parents❤️). Just a girl with big dreams who’s going to regret posting this in 1,2,3..."

Scroll down below to see how this influencer got real with the internet and don't forget to upvote your favs!

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CookieNeerrrrd 4 months ago

the pic on the right is true friendship

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Social media has become a heavy presence in our society and researchers have taken notice. It might seem obvious (maybe not) but scrolling through Instagram and even putting yourself out there for display has played into negative body image. Don't believe it? A systematic review was conducted in 2016 with 20 papers worth of proof. 

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wandile dludlu 4 months ago

looks like 2 different people

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Research done on social media and body image suggests that who we compare ourselves to online plays an important role in how we see ourselves.“People are comparing their appearance to people in Instagram images, or whatever platform they're on, and they often judge themselves to be worse off,” said Jasmine Fardouly to the BBC, a postdoctoral researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. "In a survey of 227 female university students, women reported that they tend to compare their own appearance negatively with their peer group and with celebrities, but not with family members, while browsing Facebook. The comparison group that had the strongest link to body image concerns was distant peers, or acquaintances." 

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CookieNeerrrrd 4 months ago

What a huge difference!!

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Not all pages are created equal when it comes to their effect on our psyche. Researchers found that “fitspiration” images in particular – which often feature beautiful people performing exercises, or at least pretending to – might make you harsher on yourself. In 2017 associate professor at the University of West England, Bristol, Amy Slater, published a study in 2017 in which 160 female undergraduates viewed either #fitspo, self compassion quotes, or a mix of both, all sourced from real accounts on Instagram. Those who viewed only #fitspo scored lower on self-compassion, but the ones who viewed the compassionate quotes (e.g. “You’re perfect just the way you are”) were nicer to themselves – and felt better about their bodies.

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goodmorning 4 months ago

The smile make people beautiful anyway ,so the first picture is not fake form me. I think the lesson is given by the puppy. Don't try too much ,Be yourself , be natural and you always will be beautiful .

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Rafael Castro 4 months ago

I would love to hang with the girl on the right, rather than the one on the left, in EVERY set of pics. :)

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Non-New-Toni-An 4 months ago

I have never been in a hot air balloon, I'm sure it would be awesome! I was at a festival in Portugal where drunken revellers were going up in a balloon but I didn't want to do it unless I was sober!!!!!

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Zoe's Mom 4 months ago

The one on the right; that, I think, is all of us! :o)

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Rob Roy Metre 4 months ago

Same with this one, prefer the real you.

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Rob Roy Metre 4 months ago (edited)

I love the honest one more than the pro photograph with this one. Incredible how much you're face changes with the right angle and lighting and so on. I've seen other models do this and always admire their honesty. One of them looks like a goddess with all the makeup and styling and the fairy clothing, but you'd just walk past her in the street without it all. It's a bit of fantasy and there's nothing wrong with that as long as you know it is. Thank you for sharing.

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CookieNeerrrrd 4 months ago

Im honestly not that bothered by both pics... but the right scares me cuz WHAT IF SHE FALLS OFF?????? I hvae a phobia of heights okay no judge plz

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Natasha Forchione 4 months ago

Geez, I can't believe posing in your underwear for the world to see has become so commonplace now

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Louise Duchaine 4 months ago

wow, she really knows how to pose!

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C 4 months ago

People like her ruin beautiful flower fields like this with their 'influencing'

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Rafael Castro 4 months ago

love them both. cutest dog!

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Bluebell Rizzi 4 months ago (edited)

dude... that croissant has seen some sh**

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Mimi 4 months ago

I'm so off Instagram but I have to acknowledge that this woman does have serious knowledge of posing perfect.

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Sue Sanders 4 months ago

Watch especially the thighs. A minor of change in posture and she goes from supermodel to just a woman hanging out.

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Laurie Goff 4 months ago

Which filter do you use to get rid of the double chin? Cause I want that!

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Taylor Stokes 4 months ago

Love this one

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Laurie Goff 4 months ago

The pose makes you look leaner

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Rob Roy Metre 4 months ago

Even the sexiest person alive will look dreadful doing this.

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Rob Roy Metre 4 months ago

The one on the left is really high maintenance and stand offish. The one on the right is someone you can tell your most personal thoughts and cuddle while watching a late night film.

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Bluebell Rizzi 4 months ago

In this instance, I actually genuinely like the second picture better. In the others, I'm not going to say she looks better just because she's pulling a more natural face. But yeah. This one.

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Surya Amriza 4 months ago

The color looks different. My guess, different filter was used.

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Colin Leetham 4 months ago

Instagram influencer critiques 5 Guys, discovers new Coke flavors are crap.

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Colin Leetham 4 months ago

The saucy pizza look.

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Sue Sanders 4 months ago

Head tilt, thigh action, a few strands of hair more adventitiously placed, and the story changes dramatically. First is professional; second is a best friend snapping pics.

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Colin Leetham 4 months ago

Which of thse is supposed to be unflattering?

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Pretty Pangolin 4 months ago

That sweatshirt looks so comfy!

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Pseudo Puppy 4 months ago

good lighting, good angle, and never showing the 'bad' photos... the foundation of all fashion / commercial / advertising / portrait / wedding photography. It's the difference between "photography" and "snapshots".

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