Woman Uses Tights To Post Deceiving Before And After Photos

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Instagram, what’s real?

Genuinely. That’s not me kick-starting some new way of saying ‘Hey’. I mean ‘what is real on Instagram’, ‘cos it seems every other week there’s some new story about an A-list celebrity who has duped the public into believing they have ‘the perfect figure’ only for it to emerge they too have beer bellies and love handles.

Now, I’m not saying we don’t all abuse Instagram’s filters to make ourselves look better.

We want people to think we’re the best version of ourselves every day, all day. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you’ve got the resources, why not?

For example, here’s a pic of me on the ‘Gram. 

Deeply sunburnt but at the same time a formidable physical presence to make you super weak at the knees, you know what I mean? Now look at me in real life:

The author in his true form

I have my flaws. Sue me! Social media is telling you fibs guys, and it’s important we spread the truth about perception and reality.

One woman, 23-year-old nursing student and recent mother, Milly Smith, brought in 33,000 likes overnight for her post exposing the secrets behind those with ‘perfect figures’ whatever the hell that is.

In the first photo, she wears control-top tights her up her waist, creating the illusion of missing a ribcage, essentially. In the second picture, she wears the tights low-slung revealing she does in fact have a stomach.

She wrote on Instagram:

Same girl, same day, same time. Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion.

I am comfortable with my body in both. Neither is more or less worthy. Neither makes me more or less of a human being. Neither invites degrading comments and neither invites sleezy words. 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 pose switch! How insanely ridiculous is that!?

Milly has since posted similar photo set-ups, showing before and after results, each one stripping away the mirage.

THIS PHOTO HAS BEEN EDITED ON PURPOSE! 1 minute to do on a free app, my waist is smaller, muscles more defined, arms and thighs smaller and butt bigger. Again highlighting how easy is is to manipulate and change the body at your finger tips in seconds. I've had so many of you message me today especially saying how you can't stop comparing yourself to 'fitness' pages. I hate them; I'm not saying all of them are the same but we all know the ones im talking about- the ones making aesthetics out to be your life's goal using the same body type over and over. 'NO EXCUSES YOU LAZY TWAT'… you know the drill. First off, the women on those pages represent a TINY minority of women, beautiful just like the rest of us and their beauty does not take away from yours- there's such a lack of variation with body types portrayed in fitness . Many of them have starved, restricted and over exercised to get the physique they have in the photo and if photoshopped hasn't been used often strategic lighting/posing has. Secondly. STOP (hammer time) unfollow the pages if they are a negative source for you. Don't look at them and instantly feel the pressure drop. Any page that tells you to look a certain way or hat exercise is purely weight lifting for aesthetics can't be healthy for your mind. I used them as a form of self destruction to punish myself; I can only assume a lot of those pages thrive from insecure men and women. However fake or real the image take a step back and realise you don't need to look or act like anybody else. You don't need muscle tone, restriction or unrealistically hard abs to feel worth. Don't waste your life chasing an image. Don't wake up one day at 70 and think "I never did look like those women and I wish I'd of made memories and smiles with the time I spent comparing" We are worthy, we are valid and we are powerful beyond measure ??❤ Ps it's so super hard and triggering for me to post these. It takes a lot of courage and you guys give me that courage ❤️

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She added:

I love taking these, it helps my mind so much with body dysmorphia and helps me rationalise my negative thoughts.

Don’t compare, just live for you.There is no one on this planet who’s like you and that’s pretty damn amazing don’t ya think. The world doesn’t need another copy, it needs you. We are worthy, valid and powerful beyond measure (If you don’t pull your tights up as high as possible are you really human?).

Just a same girl, same day, different pose reminder that our bodies look different in different angles and that it's perfectly ok, normal and natural. You don't need to look like anybody else but YOU ❤ ? I get asked a lot recently how to start a Bopo insta page as they want confidence. I often come up with nothing because I'm not entirely sure I understand. ? Are they asking me how to get started on a journey to self love or just how to start an insta page to get justification that their body is worthy in hope it will bring them self love? ? Before I put my photos and words out onto Instagram I started my journey to self love with myself; I mean it's still a very personal journey but I want to share it now and help others too. I took photos and wrote down love notes to my body without showing them to a soul- it was just for my soul and my mind. ? Starting an insta page could help you on your journey of course but your motives are what's important- know what they are before starting is my advice. Maybe do it off social media first and get a feel for your journey and what works/doesn't work for you and do it for YOU. Do it for your soul. Your follower count doesn't matter or make you more or less worthy. 10,000 people telling you your pretty wont bring about self love either. It's so much more than that and it starts deep inside yourself not with your aesthetics. Bopo isn't a 'trend'. ? It's not about how many you can impress, you need to be impressing yourself. Make yourself proud.

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In another post, she wrote:

Unfollow the pages if they are a negative source for you. Don’t look at them and instantly feel the pressure drop. Any page that tells you to look a certain way or hat exercise is purely weight lifting for aesthetics can’t be healthy for your mind. I used them as a form of self destruction to punish myself; I can only assume a lot of those pages thrive from insecure men and women.

However fake or real the image take a step back and realise you don’t need to look or act like anybody else. You don’t need muscle tone, restriction or unrealistically hard abs to feel worth. Don’t waste your life chasing an image. Don’t wake up one day at 70 and think “I never did look like those women and I wish I’d of made memories and smiles with the time I spent comparing”

We are worthy, we are valid and we are powerful beyond measure. Ps it’s so super hard and triggering for me to post these. It takes a lot of courage and you guys give me that courage.

Keep doing you, Milly.

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