As first reported by the NY Post, Mercer—who runs with the tagline, “Helping gals feel normal”—shared a dramatic before-and-after snap with her almost-800K followers, calling out the very real culprits of filters, lighting, angles and some tricky camerawork.
“Insta vs reality — or LETS talk LIGHTING. Because that’s the main difference in these photos. In one, my bum is deliberately angled into the shadows. The softer light hides my cellulite and smooths most of my stretchmarks. It’s flattering,” she shared in the post.
“In the other, I’m just casually squatting (lol) beside the mirror. My hips and thighs are in the sunlight. Lumps and bumps are on show,” she adds.
In addition to this cellulite post, Mercer has shared similar “before-an-after” snaps showcasing the “tricks” that go into making an Instagram Vs. Reality shot.
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