Woman shares before and after snaps to show reality of ‘perfect’ online pics


A woman has been praised for sharing a series of images that highlight how ‘perfect’ social media images are often edited – by showing each picture before and after the process.

TikTok star Rikki, @rikkisandhuu, uploaded a video with the caption ‘proof that social media is fake’, and in just two days it received over one million views.

In the clip, Rikki shows a ‘perfect’ image and then she shares the original picture before it was edited – and now she’s been praised for her actions.

Some have said she’s brave and others said her video was inspiring, as one user wrote “this helps more than you know”.

Rikki’s video received just short of 200,000 likes in the first 48 hours, alongside over 1,500 comments.

One user said: “This makes me feel more normal-looking, thank you.”

And another added: “Honestly didn’t even need the editing either way, you’re so pretty in pics without it.”

While a third added: “Guys, it’s not that hard to understand, don’t look at Instagram people like some kind of goal.”

“You are a real one for this babe,” added a fourth user. “I don’t know why people are made about the truth.”

Some users weren’t as complimentary and said that Rikki was part of the problem for editing her own pictures.

Then she replied: “I don’t edit my pictures anymore, just the brightness/saturation etc. I specifically paid for this app to show that you shouldn’t believe everything.”


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