A BIKINI model has slammed "unrealistic" images of glamorous "Insta girls" online.
Karina Irby, 27, from New South Wales, posted a comparison photograph of herself on Instagram, in which she aimed to showcase the difference between a natural and a highly-edited picture.
The CEO of the Moana Bikini brand made a total of 10 changes to the real snap, where she is posing on the beach in a polka dot bikini top and turquoise bottoms.
"Let's play a game. It's called reality vs. Instagram," she wrote.
LETS PLAY A GAME? 👹 It's called 🥁 REALITY VS INSTAGRAM Every morning I wake up and scroll though my personal Instagram feed and spy "Insta Girls" posting unrealistic images of themselves. The girls I follow that portray these images have big followings, often with hundreds of thousands of young girls looking up to them as a role models. As I scroll though the comments I find young girls tagging their friends "GOALS" and "OMG WHY DONT I LOOK LIKE THIS😭😭" The truth is these girls don't looks like this. They look like you, like everyone. I have gone ahead and copied the classic "Insta Girl Edit" in my second image and listed below is what I have done to it💅🏽 Full body skin smooth Enlarged my booty Sucked in my tummy Sucked in my back Thinned out my arms Thinned out my quads Made my neck a tad skinnier Got ride of my scars and cellulite Made my breast rounder Lifted my booty After all these little tweaks, can you notice how my horizon is warped? So many girls are so into how their Insta image is going to be portrayed that they don't even notice they have warped the background!? 🤦🏼♀️ Ladies, I'm not here to play mean girl towards others. I simply want to #inspire you to love yourself and stop comparing yourselves to unrealistic images online. Look out for the signs of the "Insta Girl Edit" and don't take social media too seriously. Let's get real❤️
"Every morning I wake up and scroll through my personal Instagram feed and spy 'Insta girls' posting unrealistic images of themselves.
"The girls I follow that portray these images have big followings, often with hundreds of thousands of young girls looking up to them as role models."
She added she often finds young women "tagging their friends 'GOALS' and 'OMG WHY DON'T I LOOK LIKE THIS'" on the photos.
"The truth is these girls don't look like this. They look like you, like everyone," she added.
Karina detailed exactly what she did to her body - from smoothing to shrinking, lifting and more - in order to get the perfect Instagram snap.
"Full body skin smooth, enlarged my booty, sucked in my tummy, sucked in my back, thinned out my arms, thinned out my quads, made my neck a tad skinnier, got rid of my scars and cellulite, made my breast rounder, lifted my booty," she explained.
"After all these little tweaks, can you notice how my horizon is warped? So many girls are so into how their Insta image is going to be portrayed that they don't even notice they have warped the background!"
Karina ended the post - which has since racked up more than 23,000 likes in less than 24 hours - by writing that she is "not here to play mean girl towards others".
"I simply want you to love yourself and stop comparing yourself to unrealistic images online," she said.
"Look out for the signs of the 'Insta girl edit' and don't take social media too seriously. Let's get real."
Fans applauded her honesty, writing: "You are my biggest role model, respect your lifestyle and views so much."
"This everything! You are such a role model!!" said one, as another added: "This touched my heart. You are such an amazing woman! Keep spreading your wonderful positivity."
Others called her "amazing", "awesome" and told her to "keep being real".
Karina's Instagram Edits
Full body skin smooth
Sucked in tummy
Sucked in back
Thinned out arms
Thinned out quads
Made neck skinnier
Got rid of scars and cellulite
Made breast rounder
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