Instagram model Essence O’Neil decided to quit social media because she realized that she was living a lie. I suppose that at some point we all must come to the conclusion that we are not willing to conform to any unrealistic expectations. The moment that this became evident to her, she tested her theory with one last campaign of photos depicting herself out of her usual character. For example, without makeup, with bleach cream on her upper lip and her reaction to the impending colon irrigation that she decided to tell the world about. Needless to say, she said that she lost followers, much to her surprise.
According to her, “During the experiment I lost 3,000 followers and come the end, I had lost 5,000. I was shocked because I actually thought it would be the likes that would dramatically reduce and not the followers.” Then she added, “What was interesting was I had more likes from women, whereas it is usually split, and all my comments were mostly from girls. It was evident that they wanted to reach out to me because they could relate in one way or another,”.
The online world is the same as the TV world. Therefore, we can only assume that most of it is fake at least to some extent. So, it should no longer come to anyone’s surprise that the people will choose what they want to see and so the people have clearly spoken because none of her photos were particularly interesting and maybe that’s why they turned away. Take a look at her posts and then you decide if the online world will miss her:
Colonic irrigation time.
She says “double chin” but I don’t see it.
When you go to take a selfie but your camera takes a shot before you’re ready. Double chins and all! #selfie #letmetakeaselfie A photo posted by STINA SANDERS (@stinasanders) on
This dog is cute.
We’re SO hungover today! That’s me and my friends, not Mr Mouse! #happyweekend everyone!!! ? A photo posted by STINA SANDERS (@stinasanders) on