This is Dutch student Zilla van den Born, and she took things to a whole new level recently by faking an entire five-week dream holiday across South East Asia.
How did she do it? Photoshop, of course. Thanks to the Adobe powerhouse, she got to snorkel in crystal clear waters, visit temples and sunbathe on exotic beaches.
She even went as far as being waved off at the airport by her family, before heading to Amsterdam with her boyfriend for 42 days to edit her holiday snaps and post them day by day on social media.
The 25-year-old graphics student was enjoying the trip of a lifetime, in the eyes of her friends and family. Her aim? To see just how far social media can be used to manipulate the world.
‘I did this to show people that we filter and manipulate what we show on social media – we create an ideal world online which reality can no longer meet.’ Said Zilla.
‘My goal was to prove how common and easy it is for people to distort reality. Everyone knows that pictures of models are manipulated, but we often overlook the fact that we manipulate reality also in our own lives.’
She didn’t do a bad job either. Check out the video below of the whole ‘trip’.