As social media enthusiasts, we’ve all stumbled upon the profile of a so-called influencer and envied their seemingly perfect life. But we often forget that behind every flawless picture is hours of hard work and sometimes a whole team of people.
Amsterdam-based vlogger Rianne Meijer is shedding light on this with her series of “Instagram vs. Reality” pictures. She shows that getting the perfect shot isn’t just about clicking a quick photo—it takes finding the right angle, lighting, and filter. Even the stunning and stylish Meijer is not immune to an occasional unflattering photo. Her hilarious snaps range from mid-yawn to squinting due to the sun on her face, making her content relatable and reminding us all that we’re only human.
When asked why she shared her imperfect moments, Meijer explained, “It felt unfair only to show the ‘perfect’ pictures. And I figured it might help some people to feel better about themselves. Hopefully, when people see those perfect pictures and start to feel insecure, they think about my posts and remember that those pics are almost never as perfect as they seem. And, of course, I wanted to give people a laugh.”
Check out Meijer’s side-by-side images below and follow her on Instagram and YouTube for more daily updates. Let her remind you that pursuing perfection is a never-ending journey, and having some fun along the way is okay.