I got this off tumblr! These are pics of supermodels Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio without make up. Nor is their hair professionally done, with studio lighting or nature’s enemy, Photoshop.
Crazy, right? I couldn’t find (i.e. too lazy too look) any male model comparisons, but trust me dudes are photoshopped to death — especially in the face. And body. And everywhere. Everybody does it. Fact of life. Hell, I alter my Facebook photos!
We all want to look our best and fudge it a little bit here and there. Especially online. IRL we can’t hide our flaws so easily, which makes us vulnerable and perhaps easily drawn into the fantasy of perfection. Still, that doesn’t mean we should hide behind our computers. We can’t be afraid of showing our “true selves” to people — even if it means they can hurt us in return. A fantasy is great, but real life is worth living.