четверг, 21 апреля 2016 г.

Essena O'Neill had hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity'

Essena O'Neill had hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity'


Essena O'Neill had hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity'


I already knew this...


She looks good, she used that to get money and recognition, she grew up a bit. Now she can make money out of looking good and giving advice on not being taken in by people such as her. Clever girl.


What's the problem? I clearly missed something here. #lookatmybeautifulpictures


This article speaks to me a lot. I am 18 years old and obviously have all of the above mentioned social media accounts and Instragram is one of the worst for things like this. Like she says, all of these people with thousands of followers, posting 10 photos a day...what are they actually doing with their lives? I feel like too many people my age nowadays are so obsessed with materialistic things. Posting photos of new cars, new bags, new coats, the brand new iphone that has only been out 1 day. For what? To impress people that you wouldn't even recognise if you walked past them in the street? It's delusional.


She should talk talk to the kardashiens ie Kim & Kyle


Very well done. X


Very nice looking body, but without the makeup she is rather plain looking. And reading some of her captions, not very smart either.


The world is full of vacuous air-heads it appears!


It's to squeeze a little more publicity I guess


The quicker people realise that social media is just tripe the better. Still, it requires a brain to work that out and if people had the required equipment to begin with, they would steer well clear in the first place.


A teenage girl who was once 'consumed' by a desire to project the perfect image of herself on social media has sworn off promoting a dishonest and 'contrived' sense of beauty.


Essena O'Neill, from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, had over 574,000 Instagram followers, more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and around 60,000 dedicated Snapchat contacts when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity'.


After years of carefully constructing an image of a beautiful, happy and carefree blonde, Ms O'Neill, who will turn 19-years-old on Tuesday, said she grew weary of fabricating the illusion her online profile suggested for fame.


In reality, the modelling work left her feeling empty and unfulfilled, she said.


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Essena O'Neill had hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity' Essena changed the caption on this photo to read: 'Paid promotion of a tanning product. Only wore workout wear for the photo'


'Without realising, I've spent majority of my teenage life being addicted to social media, social approval, social status and my physical appearance. Social media, especially how I used it, isn't real,' she wrote.


'It's a system based on social approval, likes, validation in views, success in followers. It's perfectly orchestrated self absorbed judgement.'


Between the ages of 16 and 18-years-old, Ms O'Neill said she would spend more than 50 hours a week answering questions on Tumblr, posting daily photos on Instagram, creating YouTube videos, recipes or workouts.


'Social media allowed me to profit off deluding people,' she added.


After years of carefully constructing an image of a beautiful, happy and carefree blonde, Ms O'Neill became grew weary of fabricating the illusion to gain pseudo-online fame and artificial social approval, when on the inside she simply felt empty and unfulfilled The bronzed teen has since deleted around 2,000 photos from her social media accounts, amending the captions on her remaining images to reflect the 'truth' behind the snapshot


The bronzed teen has since deleted around 2,000 photos from her social media accounts, amending the captions on her remaining images to reflect the 'truth' behind the snapshot in a bid to 'expose the harsh and often humours reality behind the instafamous culture.'


Ms O'Neill's candid captions have revealed details about how much she was paid for promotional posts, how much make up she was wearing and how many failed attempts she made before capturing a photo worthy of posting.


In one image, a smiling Ms O'Neill poses on the water in a stunning white floor length gown, captioning the image: 'I didn't pay for the dress, took countless photos trying to look hot for Instagram, the formal made me feel incredibly alone.'


In one image, a smiling Ms O'Neill poses on the water in a white floor length gown, captioning the image: 'I didn't pay for the dress, took countless photos trying to look hot for Instagram, the formal made me feel incredibly alone.' 'If you find yourself looking at \"Instagram girls\" and wishing your life was there's... Realise you only see what they want,' she wrote Ms O'Niell said she would have taken more than 100 similar shots in an attempt to make her stomach look good, forgoing food and yelling at her sister in the process of achieving the 'unattainable' look Posing in a figure-hugging pencil skirt with a thigh high split, Essena asked: 'What is the obsession with trying to look older, sexier?'


Another shot of her beaming at the camera while tucking a lock of her warm blonde hair behind her ear is captioned: 'I had acne here, this is a lot of makeup. I was smiling because I thought I looked good.'


Ms O'Neill revealed that many of the seemingly natural photos that featured on her Instagram page were manufactured and had only been published because she had been paid to do so.


'Was paid $400 to post a dress,' she wrote on one image, revealing in another caption that she could have easily made $2,000 by posting a single promotional image for a tea brand.


Ms O'Neill revealed that many of the seemingly natural photos that featured on her Instagram page were manufactured and had only been published because she had been paid to do so 'There is nothing zen about trying to look zen, taking a photo of you trying to be zen and proving your zen on Insagram,' she wrote The only thing that made me feel good that day was this photo... having a toned body is not all we as human beings are capable of,' she wrote in a revised caption Ms O'Neill was paid to promote both the black top and jeans she can be seen wearing in this picture


'Only reason we went to the beach this morning was to shoot these bikinis because the company paid me and also I looked good to society's current standards. I was born and won the genetic lottery,' she wrote on another.


The 18-year-old said she got to a point where she felt as if she was only creating content with the 'sole purpose' of gaining approval and decided she didn't want other young girls falling into the same trap.


'If you find yourself looking at \"Instagram girls\" and wishing your life was there's... Realise you only see what they want,' she wrote.


'Please like this photo, I put on makeup, curled my hair, tight dress, big uncomfortable jewellery... Took over 50 shots until I got one I thought you might like,' she confessed The 18-year-old said she got to a point where she felt as if she was only creating content with the 'sole purpose' of gaining approval and decided she didn't want other young girls falling into the same trap Essena said she edited her captions to make her photos relatable, when in fact the photos are 'contrived perfection made to get attention' 'I do like this photo a lot, but we would have taken hundreds to get the best shot. That's not enjoying real life'


'My success was largely in the hands of my white privilege and genetics. I was thin, tanned, toned, blonde with a big smile and a push up bra,' she said.


Now, Ms O'Neill is focusing on a new project - 'Lets be game changers' - where she encourages others to live a life without digital distractions.


She has posted two videos of herself sans makeup and styling, appearing natural and uninhibited.


Ms O'Neill said she hopes to initiate a movement where an individual's worth is not determined by their physical attributes or social media influence, giving people the opportunity to be free, grow, learn and explore while challenging their own beliefs.


Original article and pictures take http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3300191 site

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