Being selfie ready has never been a more sought after state. What is an “Instagram Face”? Chances are you already had an image in your head before you finished reading the question. Look-a-likes of Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian; thoughtfully constructed eyebrows, faces heavily contoured and highlighted, lips matte and plump. Social media has long been hailed for championing diversity, a welcome refuge from the often homogeneous mass media. But these days, people, in particular young girls, are increasingly striving to look the same — on the platform and in real life. I looked into this in a piece for The New York Post.
A perfectly manicured and curated digital feed is the norm these days. Perhaps that’s why an increasing number of people are setting up second Instagram accounts: a private “Finstagram” to their public-facing “Rinstagram.” Think of it as your weekend, sweatpants-wearing self (Finstagram), lurking in the shadows behind your buttoned-up weekday self (Rinstagram). I explored this in a feature for The New York Post...
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