This year we’ve constantly been bombarded with online photos of fitness bloggers’ radical body-transformations. As their number has been rapidly increasing, people started noticing that not all of them are true. The bloggers could easily fake major weight loss or muscle gain by posing from the right angle, and by playing with light and clothes.
This year, on February 27, Australian personal trainer and Madalin Giorgetta posted a photo that serves as proof of this. It is a side-by-side comparison that shows how posture adjustment can indeed change the look of her body:
Ahh the difference a flattering pose can make I love seeing these photos on my feed as it reminds me that we allll have our best angles that we choose to share. The girls you see on Instagram don’t walk around with one leg bent and one hip popped and flexed abs the whole time! I don’t look like the right version in real life because who the hell stands like that in real life? But there’s also nothing wrong with posting your most flattering angle, it’s only human. After all, who wants to post that pic of your double chin? ♀️Constantly seeing the same carefully posed pic on my feed can get tiring, so it’s always nice to see a crappy photo and think, “ohh hey, she’s a bit like me” EDIT: kini is tagged folks!
“I don’t look like the right version in real life because who the hell stands like that in real life?” she wrote in the caption. “But there’s also nothing wrong with posting your most flattering angle, it’s only human.” she explained.
However, the photos were drastically different. Various comments arose, accusing Giorgetta of using Photoshop to alter her body. In response, she posted this video, showing the “transformation” in real time:
Because I’ve had comments on one of posts claiming Photoshop… no it’s called the human body and it moves in and out because I’m not a statue. I use filters, yes, I sometimes use Facetune to patch up a particularly heinous pimple, and like any chick I’m partial to good lighting and flattering angles but I would never ever use Photoshop to change the shape of my body. There’s enough misleading images about the female body as it is and I never want to add to that
“It’s called the human body and it moves in and out because I’m not a statue,” the blogger captioned the video.
Giorgetta’s posts have done a great job reminding us that we should not believe everything we see on the Internet. Everyone should love their body as it is, because guess what, nobody is perfect.