Instagram Model Shows How Easy It Is To Fake ‘Perfection’
2016 has really taken shape to be the year of brutal honesty.
We’re slowly learning that there’s no such thing as ‘perfection’, that you don’t need to be slim to be fit, and that ‘dad bods’ aren’t something to be ashamed of.
Gone (almost) are the days where size zero women and sculpted guys were the only body shapes that were considered ‘perfect’. And Iskra Lawrence is having a hand in proving that.
Earlier this year, the plus-sized model perfectly hit back at body shamers after receiving an onslaught of hate regarding her weight.
She did this:
Well, fast-forward a few months and it looks like Iskra is nowhere near done when it comes to showing body-shamers where to go.
If you’ve got any form of social media or some magazines lying around your house or a TV in your living room, you’ll know it only takes a matter of seconds before you’re bombarded with photos of digitally-altered models. But that kind of perfection doesn’t exist in the real world.
And the 25-year-old British model, who was once dropped by agencies for being too big, recently took to Instagram to show people how easy it is to fake ‘perfection’.
Along with the photo, a snippet of her post read:
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 everyday retouched & live in the ‘real world’ airbrushed so why would I want to pretend to be online?
Yup, she makes one hell of a point.
And it’s not the first time she’s sent out a powerful message regarding ‘perfection’.
Behold the ever-envious thigh gap:
She makes an extremely valid point when it comes to viewing image ‘perfection’.
Sure, there are people out there who enjoy exercising and eating healthy, and have set goals to reach for their ideal body weight. But for those who haven’t set those goals, Photoshopping yourself to look like those who have won’t make you any more self-content in the long run.
Moral of the story? As Iskra points out, it’s accepting who you are regardless of what anyone else thinks that makes you happy.
And although the mainstream still seems to enjoy a fair few airbrushed models, it’s clear that Iskra and those like her will play a big part in turning the industry on its side.
Way to go, Iskra.