Ah, the world of social media. What started as a way to keep connected with our friends and family quickly became a way for some people to show off their lavish lifestyles. With more than 1.8 billion photos uploaded to social media every day, it might be no wonder that some of us are left feeling a little envious.
Social media has become such a large part of our lives that some people have learned how to make it their job. That’s right; we’re talking about the influencers. It seems that not a day goes by where they’re not flying between distant lands or posting snaps of them alongside thousands of dollars worth of things they have been gifted just for being them. We use social media so much – when is it our turn to get a slice of the action?
While it might look as though some people are born to be photogenic, and they’re living their best lives, things might not be all they seem. The problem with having so many followers is that there are many eyes to spot when something might not be quite right.
All about the angles
Many of us know the struggle of having to spend hours on our hair and makeup. Sometimes, we put in all of that effort only to look back and realize we need to start again. What gives? Ne influencer must have put a lot of effort into making sure she was ready for the camera.
The problem came when someone captured an unexpected snap of the social media influencer. Angles, lighting, and a little editing can be enough to make someone look like an entirely different person.
First in line
Believe it or not, but the person who discovered this photo has more to add to the story. They claim that the woman in the picture has an entire account dedicated to fake images of her at Disneyland.
We know those tickets can be expensive but is this really the way to go? If she really does have all of those edited images, then we have to wonder how she missed the points about the lighting and a lack of shadow.
The lost in thought pose
There is a good reason that some poses have stood the test of time. The classic looking off into the distance with the sea in the background is one that’s been used time and time again. This woman was one of the thousands to recreate the look.
It didn’t take long for people to realize the gap in the glass seemed to disappear as soon as it got above her behind. Although she had a reason for the missing gap, many thought there was an ulterior reason.
Forgetting the past
Chernobyl has fascinated many of us. The nuclear explosion destroyed thousands of people’s lives back in April 1986. The drama series ‘Chernobyl’ only helped to inform people about what happened on that fateful day.
What the show probably didn’t want to do was turn it into an influencer hotspot. It can be hard to remember what happened in the town more than 30 years ago when someone uses the devastating images as a background for their latest fashion shoot.
Feeling a little creative
Let’s face it; Bob Ross has helped to give painting a whole new place in the world. It appears that many influencers want to follow in his footsteps and become the next best social media artist.
While it might look convincing at first, it quickly becomes tough to look past the matching palette in each photo. As if that wasn’t enough, we’re not sure anyone would be able to keep their clothes looking so clean after a painting session.
Money over exposure
There is a good reason that personal trainers charge for their training sessions. They didn’t learn all of their skills for free, they need to pay for the equipment, and they still have bills that need to be covered. We’re not surprised that one personal trainer was so offended by an influencer’s request for free sessions.
The worst part? They wanted them to pay her for the sessions as she would offer exposure in return. If only a few tags on social media would pay for food in the refrigerator.
Ready to stretch
Some of us long for longer hair. Others want to get the good side of their nose for photos. Apparently, this woman wanted to be a little taller. Unfortunately, it might be time to go back to the editing software before uploading another snap.
Rather than keep things in proportion, someone accidentally made it look as though they’re part human, part giraffe. The bending behind her neck is enough of a clue before spotting the unusually stretched part of her body.
Louis, Louis everywhere
Many social media stars host competitions for their fans. Alissa Violet decided to give away a ton of Louis Vuitton bags on her social media – or did she? Fans were confused as they struggled to get in touch with the influencer. Some even claimed there was poor communication and plenty of delays as they tried to collect their prize.
Someone eventually stepped forward and publicly spoke about the link on the caption being faulty. Low and behold, they received their prize after the interview.
Swapping out the backgrounds
Paris. The City of Love. The city has drawn in millions of people over the years with the likes of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum being just two of the incredible sights on offer. Johanna Olsson thought she had people tricked when she informed her followers that she was on the way to Paris.
That was until people called her out for editing herself in front of the famous landmarks. Johanna eventually said that she merely took a photo and didn’t like the background. Hence, she opted to edit herself in Paris instead.
Copy and paste clouds
Sometimes, it’s not until someone points something out that we can see it for ourselves. If you saw these three photos on their own, you might not spot there’s something up with the background. However, seeing them side by side shows us that someone has been up to no good.
Why leave the sky clear when you could fill it with the same image of clouds instead? We can’t help but wonder if the clouds are the only thing that have been added in the background.
Sponsored by the bride
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone comes along and adds a new one to the mix. It turns out that influencers never take a day off – even when they are about to walk down the aisle.
Many brides spend the morning of their wedding chatting with friends and getting ready. This bride took a moment to pose with an energy drink and upload a sponsored post for all of her fans to see. We all have our own dreams.
Breakfast isn’t served
The more we look at this photo, the more we wonder what someone was thinking, is there any part of it that looks as though it is supposed to be there? The woman was caught out when someone found the original photo of the food on the plate.
Sadly, that just opened the floodgates as people began to wonder about what else could be altered. The coffee appears to be lit up from somewhere else altogether, and her face doesn’t quite line up with her body.
Risk it for a kiss
This couple have made a name for themselves on social media as they post nothing but shots of them traveling the world together. However, it was this photo that got people talking. In fact, it got people talking so much that they had to defend their actions.
The train is traveling through Sri Lanka, and they claim that it was going at walking speed. Apparently, they researched it all before they left, but not everyone is convinced. People are now even trying to recreate the shot themselves.
Crash and snap
What would you do if you had a motorcycle accident? The chances are you probably wouldn’t have a photoshoot and upload the snaps to social media. That’s what one influencer did after the crash, but things didn’t work in her favor. Fans criticized her for trying to glamorize the incident.
That was just the beginning. The post was even sponsored by SmartWater. In the end, she stated that she didn’t want to create a negative atmosphere, and everything became a blur thanks to the incident being so “intense.”
Learning all the skills
Some editors go to school for years to learn all they need about editing photos and getting the perfect shot. Even they are in awe of this person’s work. This social media influencer had already built a following for herself when someone got hold of the original shots.
They decided to upload side-by-side comparisons to show just how much they have been edited. The influencer eventually came forward and said someone had secretly photographed her and that she was hurt by someone putting them online.
At one with nature
If siblings aren’t there to call us out for something we’ve done, what are they doing? It comes as a part of the role. One sibling was enjoying their time at home when they looked up and spotted their sister in the backyard. What was she doing?
Only hosting a photoshoot to make it look as though she was actually hiking through nature. Of course, being her sibling meant they were obliged to upload the truth and expose the reality.
Don’t look down
Sometimes, we are lucky enough to get two social media influencers for the price of one. Kody and Kelly spend their time traveling the world where they take all kinds of romantic shots for social media. This was another to add to the list, but it got people talking for all the wrong reasons.
Although the couple look caught up in the moment, fans were worried about how dangerous it was for Kelly to hang herself over the edge of a pool with such a huge drop underneath
Anything for the photo
A photo might say a thousand words, but the setting behind it can be an even better story. It appears that getting the perfect pictures for social media isn’t always as easy – or safe – as it seems. Take this pair.
Someone wanted a snap of them living their best Ariel life only to get knocked down and rolled around by a crashing wave. Another girl must have found the perfect lighting. Unfortunately, making the most of it meant risking her life over the edge of a balcony
Out the way, nature
When did it become the new normal for influencers to do whatever it took to get the perfect shot? Apparently, not everyone was pleased with this woman and her photographer as she walked all over plants at a conservatory in order to get the best shot.
A social media user captured behind-the-scenes photos of their shoot and uploaded them to social media. Here, they said that many people asked them to stop before security was called in to escort them out of the building.
Reflecting on life
Comparing your life to others in less fortunate situations all over social media is usually a good way to get some hate comments flowing in. It wasn’t long after this woman uploaded a “thoughtful” photo of her looking over a rice field that people were on her case.
Many people started to talk about how disrespectful she was being, while others thought it was nothing more than a way for her to flaunt her wealth. Whatever the case, the upload didn’t quite have the desired effect.
A lack of timer
Not all social media lies are trying to convince people that you are somewhere else in the world or making yourself look different in a snap. It turns out that some people want to have the perfect caption – even if it doesn’t add up to the truth.
This woman told the world how she had fallen in love with using the self-timer on the phone. The problem? Someone was there to capture the moment someone else was definitely taking the snap – and not the timer.
All in the genes
Things might be getting a little out of hand when your estranged father decides to step forward and tell the truth. An influence named Sarah claimed that she had heterochromia, a condition that means someone has two different colored eyes.
People went along with the claim until this photo of Sarah as a child emerged, showing that she had two brown eyes as a child. As the condition usually appears when a baby is born or shortly after birth, there’s a good chance this is nothing more than an edited photo.
The missing building
Amelia Liana was once famous for her incredible travel photos that filled her social media. Sadly, that has all been tarnished by this photo. Fans were quick to notice that something wasn’t right with an image that was supposed to show Amelia looking out over the skyline of NewYork.
She is supposedly in the Rockefeller Center. The catch? The Freedom Tower appears to have disappeared, leading many people to think that she had edited herself in front of an old image.
Spot the difference
Being an influencer usually means that you have to get used to people staring as they try to figure out what you’re doing. It also means that you need to be on the lookout for any prying eyes – especially if you want to alter an image. This snap had people scratching their heads.
The girl captured on the right appears to be very different from the woman on the left. Even their hair is entirely different! Were there two people all along, or is someone really good at editing?
A little curvy
There can be all kinds of reasons that people edit their pictures. It’s when they start to alter their image that many people get upset. Plenty of celebrities have been called out over the years, but even this guy isn’t safe. It almost looks like it’s nothing more than a photo of a guy standing next to a glass fence.
Have you spotted it yet? Yes, we’re talking about the curved glass. It appears that he wanted his chest to look a little large – and sacrificed the fence as a result.
Video stars have sometimes gone to pretty extreme lengths to make sure their’s stands out above the rest. While it can be tough to break away from the crowd and create something new, sometimes it’s best to stick to what works.
That wasn’t the case when Niki and Gabi uploaded one video. The “challenge” saw them going to college dressed as celebrities, including dressing Dennis up as singer Normani. The footage was branded “ignorant,” and the group later apologized for the clip.
Let’s face it; many of us have heard a noise when we’re home alone and convinced ourselves that something paranormal is going on. That was the case when Daisy uploaded a video of her promoting a new bag of goods. All of a sudden, the door mysteriously opened.
To top it off, the influencer admitted that she had already fallen down the stairs earlier in the day. It didn’t take long for people to start accusing Daisy of faking her video to get some views.
Pasting the pink
No matter how much we try, it can be tough to get the perfect hair that we dream about at night. How do social media influencers seem to pull it off so flawlessly? Apparently, not all of them do. That is if this photo is anything to go by.
One woman wanted to take the perfect gaming picture only for people to figure out that she had edited someone else’s hair onto her own. Of course, this revelation meant that people soon started to question her gaming setup, too.
Promoting the wrong cause
The California and Malibu wildfires devastated the lives of thousands back in 2018. Their sudden arrival teamed with the widespread heartache meant that people from across the world soon sent their love and help in any way they could.
It only seems right hashtags about the blazes started to trend, right? Many people used the hashtags for the right reasons. Others? They tagged them onto selfies and promotional posts that were completely unrelated and earned some of them a pretty bad reputation.
Preaching the positivity
Social media can be an excellent place for inspiration and building a community. Some influencers have used the platform to preach positivity and the importance of learning to love yourself. It appeared that’s what was happening in this post.
That was until someone snapped a photo of this influencer that came without all the editing. They say that you should practice what you preach. Perhaps it’s time to start loving the body that we have rather than the one that we’ve edited?
Cut out of the picture
Some people have been unlucky enough to discover someone has stolen their photos and created a fake persona as they convince people it’s really them in the pictures. This woman almost had the same experience, but it was a little different.
Rather than pretending to be the woman in the middle of Queen, they edited themselves over the top of the original to make it look like they were the one in the snap. Thankfully, they discovered the edit and asked their followers for help to take it down.
Eye see you
Not everyone is here to point things out and be mean. Some people are worried about what all of that editing could say about someone. Many of us use social media to connect with others, but most people want to ensure they are dealing with real people.
The problem? This woman’s eyes have been edited so much that they no longer look as though they’re a part of her face. The person commenting is worried about what the editing could do to our image of ourselves.
All the moves
New influencers are often coming up with various challenges to make a name for themselves. Dixie and Charlie D’Amelio were no exception. The sisters took to social media where they showed off their latest dance. The problem was it wasn’t theirs to show off in the first place.
The pair went viral after labeling the new dance the “sister challenge.” It didn’t take long for K-pop fans to spot the moves and connect them back to Apink’s dance. The lack of credit was the final straw for many.
Traveling from home
What is it about social media influencers and editing themselves into photos? It appears that some people don’t have the time and money they like to pretend they have. This woman seems to be no exception.
Apparently, she has earned a reputation for herself as she regularly edits herself into vacation snaps to make it look as though she’s somewhere around the world. The reality? She didn’t leave her bedroom. It sure is a cheaper way to travel the world, we guess.
Less than impressed
We live in a world where social media has helped to build and create entire music careers. The band Dobre Brothers are one group that have risen to the top thanks to their social media following. Sadly, they didn’t look too happy during a meet and greet.
A photo quickly emerged of the group with an eager fan, but it looked like they wanted to be anywhere other than there. The band later released a statement saying they were just tired from 48 hours of touring, filming, and meeting fans.
Greece off the list
Many of us dream about traveling the world and exploring those famous countries. Santorini has attracted a ton of visitors over the years. Sadly, this 18-year-old social media influencer was less than impressed with her vacation. She uploaded a video where she discouraged people from making the same mistake and going to Greece.
She continued to add that there was nothing to do, and she spent the entire time bored. The video got a huge number of dislikes as people branded her “spoiled” and “entitled.”
Battle in the comments
This photo was enough to spark quite the online debate. Almost everyone was in the comments to talk about her smile and how it seemed to be illuminating all on its own. Of course, there are plenty of teeth-whitening products on the market, but can they really turn our teeth into a light source?
Some argued that the influencer merely edited the photo to make her teeth look brighter. However, others seemed to believe that she edited an entirely new mouth onto her face.
Leave no trace
It comes to something when an entire account is dedicated to shaming influencers who damage parks and wildlife. Many people are willing to travel the world and go anywhere they can’t make sure they get as many likes and comments as possible.
At first, this seems to be the perfect social media shot. However, ending up on this page kind of says it all. The creator of the page says they want to highlight the illegal and damaging things influencers sometimes do just to create content.
No one nose
The internet is a great place for so many reasons. Sadly, being self-conscious about something means there is usually no place to hide when you upload a selfie. We’re not sure if this girl was worried about her nose, or she just really wanted her eyes to stand out.
Whatever the case, she ended up looking like she was about to enter a Voldemort lookalike competition. Some editing can be subtle. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those times.
No more reporting
It can be tough to build a social media following, but once you’re there, many people quickly learn what it’s like to live at the top. Jessy Taylor had 100,000 followers when her account was reported as spam. Cue one video of Jessy crying and asking people to stop reporting her.
She spoke about being nothing without her followers and that she didn’t have the skills she needed to get a normal job. This was enough for many to label her as “entitled” and “spoiled.”