The “Instagram Reality” Community Is Dedicated To Exposing The Fakest People Online, Here Are 99 Of Their Best Posts (New Pics)

From time to time, many of us slightly exaggerate our daily lives online. One study has found that only 29% of people would post a picture of themselves on social media without editing it first. After all, we tend to promote our best moments while leaving out the bad or the mundane.

When it comes to the world of face filters and airbrushing techniques, enhancing your favorite features and reshaping your body has become terrifyingly easy. In fact, some Instagrammers edit their photos so much, there’s a whole community dedicated to calling them out. Enter the Instagram Reality subreddit, where people are on a mission to expose those who have taken it way too far.

As the moderators write, “it’s unbelievable how some people get away with it while others don’t!” So take a look at some of the best posts this online group had to offer right below. And if you’re in the mood for some more ridiculous manipulations, check out our previous posts about them here, here, and here.

#1 When A Family Member Accidentally Posts Your Real Face

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#2 Found One In The Wild – I Am Flabbergasted

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#3 She Says That Her Goal Is To Be A French Doll. Her Instagram vs. An Interview

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Earlier on, Bored Panda reached out to the head moderator of Instagram Reality, Zaza9000. They told us they try to keep this online community easy to engage with and be a part of, which is one of the reasons why this subreddit has become so popular. “Last year, so many people have shared interesting stories from their personal lives,” the moderator added, saying they really hope this trend continues.

As of today, this online group has amassed more than 1M members who reveal how some Instagrammers go way overboard with their photoshopping skills. However, Zaza9000 said that recently there has been more and more interest in video editing. “Especially apps like Facetune2 and SNOW that allow you to edit your body and certain Instagram filters that can make your lips appear bigger and make your skin unrealistically perfect. Seeing them glitch in videos has been a really popular topic on the sub,” they explained.

#4 A Very Famous 63 Year Old Woman Completely Unrecognizable

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#5 Scarred Me A Little Bit, Not Gonna Lie

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#6 How Do I Tell Someone To Tone Down The Filter?

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Zaza9000 continued: “For us non-influencer regular people, of course, travel isn’t always an option, especially if it’s just for a vacation away. Unfortunately, there have been a few influencers that don’t care, to be blunt. Some of them feel like traveling and being on vacation is necessary and well-deserved even though people in the medical field, teachers, retail workers, etc. don’t get to just jump on a jet and get away.”

#7 Wtf Is Up With Those Hands?!?!?!?

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#8 Who Even Needs Organs?

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#9 When You Can’t Hide The Lines In The Background Warping So You Photoshop Them Out Entirely

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Moreover, some Instagrammers fake their whole lives. Whether they do it to collect followers, attract attention, or simply show that their life is worthy to be looked at, people can be greatly affected by seeing such manipulations online. In a previous interview, Dr. Cortney Warren told Bored Panda that people tend to lie on social media. They usually do that “by presenting an image of themselves and their lives that reflects what they wish were true.”

A board-certified clinical psychologist and author of Lies We Tell Ourselves: The Psychology of Self-Deception thinks that they want to show “a more glamorous version of themselves and their lives that shows the fun, interesting parts of themselves and ignores the blemishes.”

#10 Noses Are Clearly Overrated…who Even Needs Them?

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#11 Not Enough Guys On Here, But They’re Just As Guilty

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#12 Found On An Instragram Story. It Scared The Bejesus Out Of Me

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“Although selective self-presentation and lying about ourselves on social media may not seem like a surprise (or even a big deal), it can affect us greatly,” Warren noted. We humans have a natural tendency to believe that others are honest with us. “A large body of research suggests that we are programmed to trust others. Although the reasons for our tendency to trust are complex, without interpersonal connectedness and a fundamental belief that those around will support you, protect you, and treat you respectfully, we feel unsafe.”

#13 Posted vs. Tagged (The Middle Person Different)

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#14 Toe Down! Toe Down!!

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#15 Upload vs. Screenshot From Unedited Video

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So when people are dishonest on social media, it can be problematic. “We internally presume that what is presented is true,” she explained. “That people are naturally as good-looking as their photos appear. That people’s daily home life is as perfect as the pictures depict. That others have very few gut-wrenching struggles. That people around us are in a habitual state of going on vacation, eating out, and parenting blissfully.”

“This is clearly not true,” the psychologist explained. “And although we are less aware of the realities of other people’s lives, we are well aware of the ways in which our own lives are NOT ideal.” When we compare ourselves with “the idealized images and unreasonably positive life accounts that tend to permeate social media, we are likely to feel more poorly about ourselves and our lives.”

#16 What The Model Posted vs. The Getty Photagrapher

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#17 Photographer Posted His “Retouching” Work On A Facebook Group

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#18 You Know What’s Bizarre.. I Opened This Ad Listing For A Wig And Thought It Was A Person With A Really Bad Photoshop Job, But It’s Actually A Badly Photoshopped Mannequin. Even They Aren’t Safe Anymore

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Warren told us that there’s a growing body of research suggesting that “social media use can negatively affect your psychological health, particularly if you compare yourself to the people or images you see online.” She mentioned a study of 339 college women, where “the tendency to compare oneself to others was associated with poorer body esteem and a greater desire to use social media to make such body comparisons.”

#19 She Uses The One On The Left For Her Job Application… I Really Don’t Understand It, I Also Love Filters, But I’m Well Aware That They Change My Appearance And Doesn’t Look Like Me. But She Use The Picture For A Job Application?! Smh

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#20 Busted

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#21 I… I Don’t Even Know What To Say. Lord Have Mercy

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#22 This Girl With Polish And Scandinavian Parents Suddenly Turning Into A Brazilian

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We all lie—and on social media, this is rampant. “Often, people do it to try to project an image of what they wish were true. To make ourselves look more beautiful. Smarter. More successful. As though we have a more fun life!”

Warren advised you, dear readers, to be fully honest with yourselves. “If you catch yourself in the act of lying, pause. Ask yourself why you are doing it. As you understand what’s motivating your lies, you can be more honest with yourself about who you want to be and how you want to act,” she concluded.

#23 Local Makeup Artist Photoshopping Clients-2nd Slide Is Screenshot From Video She Posted- Same Girl

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#24 2 UK Influencers Got Posted Unfiltered By A Modeling Agency

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#25 75y Old Dutch Television Personality. Left A Recent Pic On Instagram, Right Am Event In 2019

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#26 Do People Still Believe These Are Real Photos?

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#27 Couldn’t Tell Them Apart, Could Break Rule 6

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#28 This Instagram Account That Charges For “Editing Tutorials”

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#29 Do People Actually Fall For This Kind Of Crap?! 800+ Comments Telling Her She’s Beautiful

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#30 Spotted On Facebook. It Feels Almost Satirical In Its Lack Of Awareness

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#31 A Famous Singer In Romania (What She Posts On Ig vs. Screenshot From A Video)

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#32 I Just Has To Share This Find

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#33 I’m Very Confused

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#34 I Could Be Wrong But I Don’t Think That’s How Upper Thighs Work

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#35 She Has Straight Up Just Drawn A Leg In There

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#36 Instagram vs. Public Video

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#37 Yep, That’s One Woman On Both Photos. Recently Turned 50

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#38 Umm

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#39 Same Person… Also Gets Really Angry When Confronted About It

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#40 Do Brands Even Look At Photos Before Sharing Them?

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#41 What The F—k

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#42 Croatian Influencer Couple – Photo From Her Ig vs. Still From A Video (She Used To Edit Him Almost Like Herself, But He Didn’t Vibe With That So Now She Only Edits Herself)

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#43 Does She Think Because She’s Famous That We Won’t Notice, Or Question It??

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#44 All From The Same Month

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#45 The Head To Hand Size Ratio

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#46 Neck Shronk

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#47 Instagram vs. Press Photo From TV Show

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#48 Ya’ll. I Just Can’t

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#49 Tiny Waist

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#50 Her Profile vs. His Profile

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#51 Hold Up…

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#52 What

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#53 Interview vs. Their Insta

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#54 A Pinterest Advertisement, The Reflection Doesn’t Match The Clothes, All Kinds Of Weird Warping And The Bizarre Choice To Photoshop Her Skin On

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#55 No Makeup Candid vs. Instagram. Some Of The Difference Is Makeup But There’s Also Heavy Editing

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#56 Holk

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#57 She Claimed In Her Story That’s She All Natural (Face And Body)

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#58 This Ig Influencer Responded Directly In Dm That She Doesn’t Change The Shape Of Her Body, “Just Use Filters To Smooth Out My Face!”… Please Sanity-Check Me Reddit

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#59 What Is Up With Her Hands? She Really Doesn’t Need Any Of That

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#60 The Way She Looks In Her Photos vs. Photos Form Paparazzi

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#61 Instagram vs. Press Release

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#62 Same Person

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#63 Picture From This Fitness Influencers Instagram vs. Youtube Channel

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#64 Supposedly This Is All Just Makeup — But It’s Definitely Heavily Edited As Well. (Spotted On A Makeup Transformation Account)

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#65 She Says She’s 74…

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#66 Nice Face

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#67 Such A Naturally Occurring Body Shape

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#68 I Thought This Was A Joke At First Until I Saw All Of Her Pictures

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#69 Oop

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#70 The Opposite Of The Pin-Head Trend; Big Bubble Head

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#71 I Really Like That She Posted Both, It’s Interesting To See How Much The Body Is Retouched In Photos

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#72 Ig vs. Reality, Indeed

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#73 Check Out The Curtains Behind Her

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#74 How Good Ps Editors Trick Us

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#75 I Love Her But That Picture Is Not It…

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#76 Via Linkedin… Her Husband

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#77 This Was Deleted Very Quickly Once She Realized It Was Not Edited

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#78 Rule 1: Never Let Your Boyfriend Upload The Unedited Version

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#79 Chucky Looks Different

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#80 Profile vs. Tagged

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#81 Trying To Fish For Compliments While Blurring The Living Crap Out Of Your Face

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#82 First Pic vs. Second

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#83 Who Needs Nostrils Anyway?

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#84 Something Looked Off So I Brightened It Up And…huh

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#85 Instagram vs. Reality

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#86 What A Beautiful… ::checks Entomology Notes:: … Thorax?

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#87 The Praised Natural Girl From A Reality TV Show Is Looking More And More Facetuney With Every Post

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#88 I Hate When My Face Isn’t A Triangle >

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#89 Before & After Retouch

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#90 Something Seems Off…

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#91 The Result Of Years Of Facetuning On Instagram

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#92 I’m Sure The Dress Looked Gorgeous Without F-Ing Up The Curtains

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#93 Welcome To My Ted Talk. Is This Darwin’s Theory Of Evolution, In The 21st Century? (These Are All On Her Insta)

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#94 Finally Found One In The Wild! It’s Subtle But Once You See It… (Slightly Warped Mirror/Baseboard)

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#95 Japanese Hostclub Host’s Ig

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#96 All Of Her Photos Are Like This, The Tiny Head One Is My Favorite

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#97 There’s Not Just A Fun House Mirror, But Also A Fun House Wall

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#98 A Celebrity Makeup Artist’s Ig Post vs. The Original Photograph. I Wouldn’t Necessarily Call It Ig vs. Reality Because A Gala Event’s Makeup And Lighting Isn’t It, But Still

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#99 Might Need To Call A Contractor For That Wall…

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