It’s hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t on social media. Just scroll down for a few minutes on Instagram, and you’ll be bombarded by the most perfect people you’ve ever seen in your life. Not only do people on social media look happy, relaxed, and beautiful, but they also look so flawless it kind of stings a bit. Have you ever wondered how is that so many people manage to look good in every pic? As you probably guessed, tons of folks are using digital effects to alter their facial features to look as inhumanly perfect as possible. So, a Weibo user by the name of Kanahoooo, who’s a skilled digital wizard, is now revealing how the line between reality and digital fakeness is blurred.
The Photoshop Holy
People on social media have dubbed her the “Photoshop Holy” because Kanahoooo has the ability to alter anyone’s appearance and make them look like the perfect lie. In fact, she actually provides these services for those folks who want to look perfect in pictures.
With a few tweaks, she can make anyone look positively flawless. But she doesn’t just blur out skin imperfections. She also reshapes faces to get the most out of their facial features. It’s almost like going under the virtual knife, which is why she warns people not to trust what they see on social media.
She’s In High Demand
Kanahoooo’s services could probably be used all over the world because everyone feels pressured into looking flawless. People want to look their best on social media, on their dating profiles, or even on a business networking platform like LinkedIn. But she claims that the desire to look good on social media is even bigger in Singapore, Korea, and China.
The Constant Pressure
But social media isn’t the only culprit. Magazines, the media, and advertisements are also ramping up the pressure for young people to look seemingly perfect, in order to feel happy about their body image. But Kanahoooo feels that happiness comes with acceptance of one’s true self.