Former Instagram Model Edits Her Posts To Reveal Truth Behind The Photos

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Internet model Essena O’Neills vendetta against the world of social media is beyond captivating and probably better than anything on Netflix.

When it cameto Instagram celebrities, there were very few models who had a higher amount of social currency than the 19 -year-old model from Australia.

Her Instagram account, which featured a standard mixture of scenic and apparently candid photos one can expect from someone who attains her money looking good next to waterfalls, boasted close to 580,000 followers.

She had another 260,000 subscribers on her YouTube account and 60,000 on Snapchat.

That was before her Will McAvoy-esque breakdown — a breakdown that resulted her to delete over 2,000 photographs and go inactive on her YouTube and Snapchat accounts in an attempt to uncover the fabricated reality behind social media modeling.

She re-captioned the posts she left up on Instagramto reveal the durations she went through to make certain shots look perfect, yet spur-of-the-moment.











This change all seems to be in line with O’Neills new website, Lets Be Game Changers, which so far consists of some personal blog posts, a lengthy info segment, a community forum and a series of supplemental anti-modeling vlogs giving you a lookinto what exactly is going on in her mind as she aggressively steps away from the career she built.


In a video( which has since been deleted ), she explained the business of social media, what it’s like to work as a model in the field and what changes she made to get her to the point where she felt discontinuing was nothing short of mandatory to her wellbeing.

In the websites description, Essena spoke more about reasons she specifically ceased modeling on social media.

She wrote,

I was miserable. Stuck. Uninspired. Angry. I didn’t enjoy the purposes of the act of creating art, writing or any forms of self expression like I once did as small children. When no one judged it, I created without limitation or filters. When it was for no one else but myself, I fell in love with it. And it loved me right back. It stimulated “i m feeling” alive. It was like capturing and expressing real life, real feeling, real beauty — it gave me this exhilaration that I still can’t explain. You know that feeling of inspiration, passion and purpose you get when you do something you just love? That’s why I do what I do. I don’t want acceptance anymore, it traps me into thinking I need more and more and more. I don’t want to be liked or judged either. I want a place where I can give with no expectations or outcome. I don’t want adherents anymore. I want a world of individual beings.

Elsewhere on the site, she pleaded with the greater online community, writing,

PLEASE CAN SOMEONE MAKE A SOCIAL SHARING PLATFORM NOT BASED ON VALIDATION IN VIEWS/ FOLLOWERS/ LIKES BUT SHARED FOR REAL VALUE AND LOVE. THANK YOU. PLEASE HURRY UP.

We need more people like Essena.

Yes, the blogs and some of the YouTube videos do come across a little preachy and sound like a beautiful, blonde 19 -year-oldHoward Beale yelling, “I’M MAD AS HELL” into an iPhone 6S, but there needs to be change like this.

We’re allwith you, Essena! Get it, gurl!

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