Surprise! Faking ‘perfection’ on Instagram is easy

Surprise! Faking ‘perfection’ on Instagram is easy

A British model is showing the world just how easy it is to fake ‘perfection’ on social media.

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Iskra Lawrence, who has 2.4-million followers on the image sharing site, got brutally honest about what it takes to look flawless online.


The 25-year-old “plus-sized” model is known for promoting body positivity in the industry.


She recently shared a picture on her Instagram account to show how easy it is to mislead people with false ideas of perfection.


Lawrence posted two side-by-side pictures of herself in a bikini. The images seem identical, but upon further inspection, it is clear that her body has had some subtle, but drastic changes.


She says it took her 10 minutes to Photoshop her original picture (on the left) to make herself look more toned and thinner.


“Shocking it only took me about 10 minutes to photoshop myself to "perfection". But WTF is perfect? We weren't born thinking flaws made you less beautiful we are taught by society and the media that we should feel insecure about our flaws so we buy into certain products etc. to "improve" or attain perfection,” she captioned the image.


Lawrence says she wanted to show people how easy it is to be misled into thinking someone is ‘perfect’.


“I wanted to post the unretouched pic right next to the retouched one so you could see the impact of how a few edits all done on my phone can completely change the way someone looks. I can't leave home every day retouched & live in the "real world" airbrushed so why would I want to pretend to be online? We are beautiful because we are us and we are so much more than our appearance. I hope when you see what looks like perfect flawless images of [people] online you don't not ever feel insecure or less beautiful because it's not real. What's real is you and you are good enough [because] those "flaws" make you completely unique.”


The Kardashians and a number of other A-list celebrities has been accused of Photoshopping their Instagram images before uploading.


Critics have slammed the edited images, saying they give young women a false sense of beauty, which many try desperately to achieve. 


We are glad people like Iskra Lawrence are teaching their followers to love their bodies, flaws and all! 

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