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It turns out that influencer mirror selfies are all a lie

As we scroll through Instagram, we accept the fact that many influencers modify their photos and present us with a polished, idealized version of their life. A flaw, an unsightly socket, or even the addition of a waist are all we expected. How – and I cannot emphasize this enough – did grease-free mirrors become the biggest influencer scandal in years? It all started with a TikTok from model and influencer Kara Del Toro. Dubbed “I Don’t Want You to Know” in a series of secrets bloggers call “Part One,” Del Toro claimed that many of the mirror selfies we see on our feeds are actually one Are illusions – not because of FaceTune or a new way of posing. but because the mirror is not real. Yes, you read that right. There is no mirror. “So here’s the secret: there is no mirror,” says Del Toro on TikTok. “All you need is a second phone or a backup camera.” Influencers will fake the mirror selfie look by setting up a second camera and holding their phone up as if it were pointing at a mirror. @karajewel Secrets bloggers don’t want you to know Part 1 #greenscreen #selfie #phototips #blogger #model ♬ original sound – Kara Del Toro This caused a stir online almost immediately. For some it was a shock. For others, their questions about how influencers always find the perfect angle when their phone covers their face and glass cleaning products finally became as clear as the smudge-free “mirrors” they were incorporated into. “I always get annoyed about how perfectly clean your ‘mirrors’ are,” wrote one Redditor. “In the meantime, I’m here and I find a dozen spots and streaks that aren’t visible until I try to take a picture in the mirror.” When the fake mirror reveal began to circulate, many began to tear apart the influencers’ contents in order to identify the fake mirrors. Danielle Bernstein, the person behind WeWoreWhat, pulled out a series of photos for using the selfie technique with fake mirrors. Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, was also called out for her squats and mirrorless selfies. We should have known that celebrities and influencers not only have countless mirrors in perfectly lit rooms around their homes. Maybe some mirrors, but so many perfect mirrors? No stains, no sinks, somehow the mirror is always big enough to never show any edges? And once you know that, it’s impossible not to see it. On the other hand, the fake mirror selfie is a symbol of social media and the whole concept of mirror selfies. Trying to look effortless is done by putting in as much work as possible to look like we’re making little to no effort. So are we shocked because it’s really that shocking, or because we didn’t think of it sooner? That said, if you want to level up your “Mirror Selfie” game, Del Toro explains the entire setup in her video. It’s all about the setup – and keeping your mirrorless room a cool secret. Do you like what you see? How about a little more R29 grade right here? What’s your TikTok fashion aesthetic? What is super straight sexuality? TransphobiaThis plus-size fashion trend is all the rage at TikTok

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