18 Yr Old Beauty Figures Out What 43 Yr Old Beth Still Can't

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  1. fland

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    Why I’m turning my back on Instagram fame and fortune
    By Haley Goldberg

    November 3, 2015 | 2:08pm



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    "I didn't pay for the dress, took countless photos trying to look hot for Instagram," Essena O'Neill, 18, writes on this photo.
    Photo: Instagram @essenaoneill


    Essena O’Neill, 18, grew her Instagram to half a million followers, one picture-perfect snap at a time — but now, she doesn’t want any of it.
    Makeup-free and on the verge of tears, the Australian beauty announced in a YouTube video this week that she’s giving up social media, citing its disastrous effects.

    “Having it all on social media means nothing to your real life,” she says. “Everything I did was for views, for likes, for followers.”

    Through her Instagram and YouTube fame, O’Neill says she scored sponsorships, a contract with modeling agency IMG — which top models Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls call home — and what seemed like an enviable life. Since the age of 16, she’s used her Instagram to show off her svelte, tanned body in tight workout clothes and cleavage-baring dresses, offering “fitspiration” and style inspiration to a growing flock of followers.

    But it wasn’t enough.

    “I had it all but I was miserable,” she says. “Because when you let yourself be defined by numbers, you let yourself be defined by something that is not pure. That is not real. And that is not love.”

    In addition to starting a blog aimed at breaking the social-media habit of our society — and ditching her own modeling dreams — she’s gone back and rewritten the captions on some of her biggest Insta snaps to show the reality behind them: insecurity and a lack of self-worth.

    “I let myself be defined by numbers. And the only thing that made me feel better about myself . . . was the more followers, the more likes, the more praise and the more views I got online. It was never enough.”

    Her chic, sexy photos used to require hundreds of takes, feeding her need for validation as the likes rolled in.

    Now, she hopes younger girls can see the truth behind these images and avoid a similar unhappy fate.

    “I spent [ages] 12 to 16 wishing I was this perfect person online. Then I spent 16 to 18 proving my life on social media, perfecting myself enough to be that person. Everything I did in a day was to be that perfect person online . . . but is making your whole day proving to everyone else you’re amazing — is that life? It’s not life and it’s not what’s making you happy.”

    http://nypost.com/2015/11/03/why-im...w&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow
     
  2. DuckDong

    DuckDong Well-Known Member

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    i get your point but the girl started a blog to "not talk about herself "

    Me thinks her and Beef are just opposite sides of the same retarded coin.
     
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    It's fine, she can marry a 50 year old and retire
     
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    Where's the sexy pics of her at 16?
     
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    That looked like easy money for her. I hope she has something else lined up.
     
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    Well, she's not lacking in common sense.
     
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    All she needs to do is go on the Golddigger Party circuit like Beth, and snag a rich dope.
     
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    You're quite the sick fuck. However, the question still remains; where's the photographs?
     
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    not guilty.
     
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    ljc fish sucks on the stick POTY Stern Forum Gold

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    what a great morning here at the Larry inc. compound. @LawyerLarry had me escort some silly 10 off the grounds. poor thing was under the delusion that this was more than a one night thing. @ClintDagger had to break her pretty little hart tell she was yesterdays news. see people are all a buzz about Larry inc. they cant seem to understand what @tradioguy69 and @MrPPV already know we could car less what anybody thinks of us. we know its all out jealousy and envy . Last night when @EDDIEVRULZ and @ShutUpSitDown and i were having a social few the eddster made a another perfect point he explained that alot astronauts suffer from depression because once they finish their voyages in space they know nothing will compare to that. and for a brief moment i felt sorry for that perfect 10. because she will probably get married have children but none of that will compare to last night for her so i felt little bad but than the next 10 showed up and back to business.
     
  11. Getthepoisonout

    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    It must be so great to be born beautiful. 9 out of 10 Shedders agree.
     
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    There is no doubt on my mind. Something as mindless as well. Prob a modeling agency told her to be a "hero" and now be a real model for the common girl
     
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    When will she be on Girlsdoporn?
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    So she went on social media to "announce" shes leaving social media...


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    Yeah, shes a fucking self-involved head case...
     
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    God, I can relate. Being beautiful is not all that it seems. We 10s have to deal with things you normies could never understand.
     
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