Lately, social media has become more than just a connection between friends and family. Based on the beauty standard these days and all those perfect pictures and bodies, a lot of people have tried to tell the truth behind them. They proved a lot of times that the right angle and the pose is the secret to a good picture.
Down below there are 24 women who left their followers in shock by proving that no one is perfect.
Instagram influencer Sara Puhto, uploaded these side-by-side pictures, writing, “Nobody’s body looks the same from all angles. Don’t eat less or miss out on your favorite meals/drinks or over exercise to ‘look good for a holiday’ or to ‘look good in bikini photos’ because there will always be angles that are ‘unflattering’ that might make you feel bad when you see them.”
Source: Instagram / @saggysara
Every time you look at a picture on Instagram, just remember that there is a camera roll full of pictures that can’t make it out to social media.
Chessie King uploaded this photo and stated, “I was going through my recently deleted folder ready to ‘delete all’ but saw the right photo and recovered it. I felt this sense of guilt that I’d deleted it and posted the left one.”
Source: Instagram / @chessiekingg
Lizzie Anderson promotes a healthy view on people’s bodies.
“Am I fat? No, but I get major rolls when I slouch,” the 24-year-old wrote. “You know why? Because rolls are natural! We all have them so I’m just gonna roll with it. People only post their best selves on Instagram at times so remember you all are beautiful.”
Source: Instagram / @lizzielifts_uk
The trainer Mikaela West posted this picture, claiming: “Don’t let someone else’s carefully cultivated selfie, taken in the most flattering pose, in the best lighting, at their best angle determine how you feel about yourself. It’s called ‘insta’gram for a reason — it’s a single instant in time in which most people choose to show only the best of themselves.”
Milly Smith is famous on Instagram for her popular page named Self Love Club.
“Same girl, same day, same time,” Smith captioned the photo. “We are so blinded to what a real unposed body looks like and blinded to what beauty is that people would find me less attractive within a 5 second switch! How insanely ridiculous is that?”
Source: Instagram / @selfloveclubb
While there is nothing wrong to look at your best in a picture, compare the behind-the-scenes.
Beauty blogger Caitlin posted this picture, writing, “A photo can be deceiving. I always talk about how lighting and poses make a huge difference when it comes to how a photo turns out.”
Source: Instagram / @catnipgetsfit
As for selfies, the right angle is all what matters.
Source: Facebook / Constance Hall
“If I’m going to show you the posted, put together, professional sides of me, I’m gonna make damn sure you see the not so flattering sides too,” Foodie Girl Fitness wrote to her 200,000 followers on Facebook. “Contrary to what society has taught us to think, our worth isn’t measured by how many belly rolls we have, or how many dimples on our booty, or how much jiggle hangs out on our arms.”
Source: Facebook / Foodie Girl Fitness
Mila Pova posted this pic proving that standing normally is not the same as this pose.
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“A few click. That’s all this took,” Megan Jayne Crabble wrote on this quickly Photoshopped picture of herself. “5 minutes on a ‘Perfect Body’ app to make myself the size I always wanted to be, the size that fills out TV screens and magazines, the size people die for.”
Source: Instagram / @bodyposipanda
“Spot the difference,” Fitness guru Bryon Gill instructed her followers. “It’s easy to get wrapped up into thinking no one else has tummy rolls, cellulite, bags under their eyes or a small bum, but gals and guys, these things are what makes you you. If you take anything away from this post it’s to take most pics on Instagram with a pinch of salt.”
Source: Instagram / @bry_fitness_
Girls can post flattering pictures of themselves but Maira Lykova decided to share a picture of herself having fun with chocolate to tell her followers that she is not always perfect.
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A big contributing factor to prettier selfies are Snapchat filters. They are designed to make you look completely flawless, but still don’t get too used to it.
Source: Instagram / @Scarlett_Moffatt
“Isn’t this how it compares most of the time? We show our perfected, most beautiful moments to be the world that is cheered on by likes and followers, but we have to deal with the not-so-glamorous-ones all by ourselves – when there is no one to cheer you on when you are feeling depressed, lonely, and like a complete failure,” Macial Hopkins wrote on Instagram.
Source: Instagram / @marcielhopkins
“I look at the picture on the right and I can point out a thousand flaws: I hate my arms, my belly is flabby, I look stumpy,” Chloe Bletsoe wrote on Instagram. “Yet the picture on the left I am happy with. It’s crazy when you consider they are taken seconds apart. Posture and pose is everything.”
Source: Instagram / @queenb_sw
During summer we see a lot of hot legs posted on social media, but there is a difference between Instagram and Reality that people keep forgetting.
The whole point is that you can camouflage a perfect picture in social media but what matters the most is how y ou look in real life.
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“We all need to learn that we are beautiful no matter what,” Imre Çeçen wrote to inspire body positivity to her thousands of followers. “A year ago I would have instantly deleted that picture on the right. And now? Do you see that giant smile? It’s me smiling at myself in the mirror. I could see every roll, fold or whatever, and thought: ‘You know what girl? You’re beautiful.”
Source: Instagram / @imrececen
The spicy hot bath pictures are no stranger to social media. Aida Levi showed two pictures showing how we really look like while soaking in the tub with mascara running all over our face.
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“Me 1% of the time vs. 99% of the time,” personal trainer Anna Victoria shared with her million followers on Instagram. “As I’m getting older, I have cellulite and stretch marks that aren’t going away, and I welcome them. They represent a life fully lived and a healthy life and body at that.”
Source: Instagram / @annavictoria
“Because every day we are bombarded with ‘perfect’ images on social media and in magazines, and because I’m slightly terrified of the world my two girls are growing up into, here is a perfectly normal but not so perfect image,” Fitness guru Melinda shared with her followers.
Source: Instagram / @my.fit.healthy.life
“We all post and spend 30 minutes trying to take that perfect selfie. That perfect pose,” Kamilah Powell captioned her Instagram post. “But we need to remember Instagram is not real life. Nobody on here is perfect. They only create a perfect story on their Instagram feed. We need to remember not to hold ourselves to those super high standards.”
Source: Instagram / @kamilahpowellfit
“This is your reminder to stop comparing yourself to people on the Internet,” Jayme Chick expressed to her followers on her health and wellness page. “Most people want to show themselves in the best light and at the best angle, I mean who wouldn’t? But it is important to remember that that’s what it is!”
“Posed v. Just standing around. Just wanted to remind you all that what you see on social media isn’t always a direct representation of reality. Posing can make a decent difference in how one looks through a picture. Keep that in mind as you’re scrolling through your feed,” Zoe explained to her followers.