Ah, Instagram. A world where the line dividing real and fake becomes blurred. Images of bodies are what a lot of us get affected by. But we can’t believe everything that we see on social media.
In fact, people are realizing that it only takes a quick scroll through Instagram to see bodies that are unrealistic. You know, those bodies that don’t have a single trace of cellulite or rolls.
Those Instagram bods look so perfect, they almost look like mannequins. Sadly, these photos have a way of making us feel pretty crummy about ourselves and we find our confidence going pretty down. But one model is giving us a wake-up call.
Curvy model Iskra Lawrence is reminding us all that these “perfect” body photos are merely just illusions with the help of Photoshop, filters and specific poses.
Lawrence posted several Instagram photos, debunking each one and captioning how “posing dramatically changes how we look”.
This girl has 14 years of modelling experience, so when it comes to posting she definitely knows a thing or two about it.
In her Youtube video, she said: “I just want to show you the real stuff and show you how that really does affect how you look in photos…”
She continued, noting “…so you can understand when you’re looking at a photo that’s not necessarily real”. First, she focused on her bottom.
In order to make your bum look bigger in photos, Lawrence pops her hip and then twists so her butt is brought to the front.
To get a thigh gap, Lawrence simply tilts her pelvis back and stands on her tippy-toes.
Want to make your arms look thinner in photos? Super easy. Just place your hands on your hips and tilt them a little. Arms in the foreground typically look bigger.
Okay, so how do you exactly get rid of those belly rolls? Everyone gets them when they sit down. Lawrence simply lifts up off the chair and lifts her chest up. There you go, flat tummy.
As for the double chin? Lawrence holds her tongue to the top of her mouth. Or sometimes the model notes that people will hold the camera from above and angle it downwards.
Lawrence feels that it’s important for people to know and be aware of how big of an illusion everything is on social media. You honestly can’t believe what you see.
She wrote in her caption “Because life’s not perfect, social media lives aren’t perfect and neither are us or our bodies. And that’s exactly how it’s meant to be!” That’s something worth remembering.