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You’ve seen it before — that clearly filtered selfie posted by that one friend, accompanied by the following hashtags: #NoFilter #NoMakeup #Raw #Real. …You get the picture.
Well as it turns out, Tyra Banks has seen them too, and she’s fed up with the posers. The former model brought justice to social media by calling out the fakers, filterers and the obsessive retouchers by posting a “REALLY real” no makeup selfie, which she captioned, “You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin‘ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me.”
The 41-year-old continued, “I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, ‘Naw, Ty. Show ’em the REAL you.’ So…here I am. Raw. And there YOU are…looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Whoa, she looks ROUGH.’ And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal“
May Banks’ selfless selfie be a lesson to us all, that sometimes, when we get the urge to cover our dark circles, all we need to do is look in the mirror (pep talk with your reflection optional) and embrace our “really real” selves — bulging eyes and all.
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