111 Times People Found Body-Positive Instagrammers That Aren’t Afraid To Keep It Real And Decided To Share Their Pics


We all have a friend or two who can’t upload a photo on Instagram or Facebook without first photoshopping it so much that you no longer recognize them. That tells you a lot about how society’s obsession with self-image is spurred on by the availability of technology. On the other hand, we’ve also got pals who aren’t afraid to show the world who they really are and love goofing about.

On the ‘Instagram Reality’ subreddit, you often get examples of people who go overboard with editing photos. But once in a while, you get examples of blissful people who love their bodies with all their (im)perfections, show how even the fittest person can look like a blob if the angle’s slightly wrong, and that there’s nothing wrong with that.

We’ve collected some of the most wholesomely honest pictures from r/Instagramreality, so scroll down, upvote your fave real Instagram photos, and let everyone know in the comments which pics you enjoyed most and why. Be sure to share this list with your friends, especially those who you know have a tendency to overshop their pictures because they’re unhappy with what they look like.

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#1 For All The People Who Get Insecure From Instagram

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#2 Instagram Model Keeping It Real

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#3 Sanity Sunday: Stunning Both Ways And So Refreshing To See

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The ‘Instagram Reality’ subreddit has over 642,000 members and it describes social media as a “breeding ground for FaceTune and Photoshop” and some people “get away with it,” but others end up having their pics plastered in this community.

Sometimes, sanity prevails on the internet and among all the depressing and negative news you get some rays of sunshine which help inspire us and motivate us to do our best. In certain parts of the internet, ‘Sanity Sunday’ is a thing where Sundays are meant for positive posts that help everyone relax, enjoy life, and escape the madness of life. At least temporarily because, as we all know, Sunday is followed by Monday.

#4 Celebrating Cellulite - Mad Respect For This Fitness Influencer

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#5 Love This Honesty!

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#6 My Friend Is Absolutely Stunning And Does Professional Modelling, But She Does Post Unflattering Photos To Prove That You Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful And To Show That Every Body Has Flaws, Even If You Can’t Usually Tell!

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Assistant Professor Brooke Erin Duffy at Cornell University told The Guardian that Instagram influencers face a dilemma: not editing photos can make people attack your appearance in the comments, but so can editing pictures too much.

“Nobody wants to be called a fake. Influencers very much feel they need to present themselves authentically while getting the best image possible. It’s not seen as acceptable to put up a photo with a big spot. So you either put up the spot photo and get hate in the comments or you remove the spot,” the Professor said. She also warned that removing too many imperfections will make it obvious that you’re using photo-editing software. This, in turn, will make your fans call you out.

#7 This Insta-Girl Posts Pics On Both ”good” And ”bad” Days And Gives No F**k About It. I Love It

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#8 Just Thought It Was Nice To See A Model Who Has Millions Of Followers Show Some Body Rolls And Not Editing Her Pics

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#9 A Fit Insta-Girl Shows That Despite Being Fit, She Still Has Loose Skin After Pregnacy And That Posture/Flexing Do A Lot

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#10 A Scandinavian Online Store Has Found A True Natural Beauty To Model For Them

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#11 Body Positive Influencer Showing Off Her Stretch Marks

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#12 Real Bodies

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#13 She Keeps It 100% Real, And I Love It.

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#14 Not Sure If She's Been Posted, But I Love Both Her "Vogue" Shots Along With Her "Natural" Shots

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#15 A Reminder That All That You See Isn’t What It Is...

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#16 Refreshing To See A Celebrity Who Doesn't Airbrush Their Pictures!

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#17 Sanity Sunday : Mango - Refreshing To See Older Models With No Photoshop

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#18 My Favourite Fitness Influencer. Yes You Can Get To 150k+ Without Excessive Use Of The Blur Tool

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#19 This Ig Beauty Influencer Shows What's Really Behind Here Instagram Photos. I Think It Takes Guts And Courage And I Respect Her For That.

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#20 She Posts Both Traditionally “Flattering” And “Unflattering” Pictures To Show People That Everyone Has Both Moments (She Also Shows Her Pores *gasp*)

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#21 With Most People In The Beauty Influencer Industry Posting Images Photoshopped To Hell, Seeing An Artist Stop Editing Her Skin And Body Makes Me So Happy

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#22 Love This!

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#23 Unposed vs. Posed. A 3 Second Transformation

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#24 This One’s For All The People Who Didn’t Get A Text From Their Crush Today, The People Who Looked In The Mirror And Didn’t Feel Like Their Best Self Today And For The People Who Checked Instagram And Got A Little Insecure Today, Baby Youuu Rockkk And You’re Beautiful

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#25 This Woman's Instagram Is So Honest. Stretch Marks, Cellulite, Blemishes And All - So Refreshing To See Someone Embrace Their Body And Post About The Negative "Whitewashed, Smoothed And Thinned" Photos You Usually See On Instagram

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#26 One Of My Favorite Comedians Posted This On Instagram And It Really Meant A Lot To Me. Skin Has Texture!!!

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#27 The Power Of Make-Up

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#28 I Love Love Love When Celebrities Post Unaltered Photos!

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#29 Was Shopping For Bras The Other Day, When I Stumbled Upon This Fresh Air Of An Image

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#30 What I Love About The Royals On Instagram Is The Fact That They Don’t Edit Their Pictures. It’s A Breath Of Fresh Air To See Face Wrinkles And Skin Texture, This Is What Real Faces Look Like

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#31 Sanity Sunday! Love Seeing Posts Like This!

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#32 This Company Did Not Photoshop The Model's Legs For Their Instagram Ad

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#33 A Great Thing To Keep In Mind

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#34 She Tweeted This Herself

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#35 I Appreciate That This Makeup Brand Doesn't Pretend Like Their Foundation Magically Makes You Airbrushed

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#36 I Primarily Follow Runners On Insta. I Thought You All Would Appreciate Her Photos.

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#37 Natural Skin Texture ❤️❤️❤️

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#38 She's My Favorite! So Gorgeous And Honest As Hell About Everything From Body Image, To Bad Skin, To Health Issues.

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#39 I Was Really Happy To See This Influencer Not Edit Her Stretch Marks, I Looked In The Comments And I Think She Had Her Breast Implants Removed. Overall Just Really Awesome To See Someone Be Transparent And Happy ?

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#40 A Frequent Flyer On This Subreddit With A Lil Bit Of Sanity Today

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#41 Brand Posts An Unedited Picture Showing Off Some Very Pretty Makeup, And All Of This Girl’s Skin Texture, Under Eye Bags, Etc.

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#42 This Woman Keeps Me Sane. 4 Children And She Looks Amazing. Her Entire Instagram Is Full Of Positive Posts And She Is Totally Anti Facetune And Gives A Real Look Into What It Takes To Be Healthy Both Physically And Mentally!

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#43 Influencer Being Real & Opening Up About Insecurities With Her Body

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#44 This Influencer Shows What She Really Looks Like And Promotes Body Positivity

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#45 Caption: 'Gotta Bad Bloating Day? Don't. Feel. Less. Beautiful!?? My Queens! This Is All Me.'

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#46 Makes Me Feel Prettier In My Own Skin Seeing How Good She Looks

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#47 Sanity Sunday: Woman Shows How Easy It Is To Transform Into An “Influencer” With Photoshop. Not Everyone You See Genuinely Looks Like The Picture On The Right

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#48 Makeup Artist Highlights What Facetune Really Can Do

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#49 Woman Shows How Easily Photos Can Be Edited. I Think This Also Sheds Light On How Some People Will Post “Imperfect/Raw/Empowering” Photos And Those May Still Be Edited Too!

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#50 No Airbrushed Skin, No Photoshopped Nose, And No Bleached Teeth! Natural Is Normal.

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#51 She Posted This Herself Which Is Iconic Tbh

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#52 A Great Positive Example Of The Difference Between A Posed Body For Instagram And That Same Body Moments Later Once The Camera Is Done!

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#53 After Extreme Weight Loss, This Influencer Keeps It Real ✌?

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#54 Shoutout To Target For Not Overly Editing Their Model. If It’s A Marketing Strategy: It’s Working

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#55 These Women Show The Realities Of Major Weight Loss ?

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#56 This Lady Got Interviewed By A Magazine And Turned To Instagram To Share How She Really Looks Like When She Learned That Her Magazine Photos Had Been Edited

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#57 Beautiful, Realistic, And Amazing Makeup Talent. It Is So Nice To See Pores And Small Defects.

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#58 Never Delete! (Sanity Sunday)

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#59 Sanity Sunday: This Website Uses Models Whose Skin Looks Like Actual Skin And Not Plastic. Showing Imperfections Like Stretch Marks Is Such A Breath Of Fresh Air (Reuploaded After Omitting Company Names)

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#60 This Lady Proudly Shows Off Her Loose Skin, Scarring, And Cellulite. So Inspiring!

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#61 This Was A Wholesome Breath Of Fresh Air

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#62 Many Women Actually Look Like This In A Bikini. Stretch Marks And All

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#63 Asos Keeping It Real With Cellulite And “Back Fat”.

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#64 An Actual Influencer.

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#65 Had To Repost. Happy To See More Healthy Bodies For Advertisement!

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#66 I Love Her Posts And Her Body Is Amazing. Never Edits!

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#67 American Eagle Letting Beautiful Women Just Be Beautiful Women

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#68 The Importance Of Posing!

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#69 This Model Has Multiple Positive Photos Showing Her 'Real' Body, And Currently Works For The National Eating Disorder Association Due To Experiencing Harsh Unrealistic Pressures During Her Career!

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#70 Instagram Model Posting Unedited Pictures Of Herself To Show Body Shaming Is Not Ok.

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#71 Did Some Online Shopping And Noticed That They Did Not Edit The Models Skin. How Refreshing!

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#72 Keeping It Real

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#73 She Keeps It Real

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#74 I Love It When This Girl Pops Up In My Feed, Her Pictures Are So Refreshing- Like Damn Posing Can Literally Make You Look Like Two Different People

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#75 Another Celebrity Showing Natural Skin! Her Feed Keeps It Real

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#76 Was Told To Repost This.

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#77 Sanity Sunday: She’s Always A Queen.

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#78 Down To Earth Sanity Sunday

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#79 Body Hair, Don't Care

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#80 Sanity Sunday?

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#81 So Nice To See A Realistic, Unedited Photo On My Explore Page.

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#82 She Uploaded That, I Like Her

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#83 Love This Fitness Model’s Ig Account.

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#84 For Some As Big As Her On Instagram, She Knows How To Keep It Real.

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#85 Refreshing Change

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#86 This Instagram Makeup Artist Regularly Posts Unedited Pictures And Pictures Without Makeup

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#87 Pores, Facial Hair, Awesome Eyebrows!

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#88 Beautiful Soul On Instagram Who Focuses On Spreading Body Positivity To All Her Followers

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#89 Sanity Sunday With One Of My Favourite Local Fitness Instagramers Who Shows What Post-Pregnancy Bodies Really Look Like (Even When Super Fit).

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#90 This Brand Is Rocking Natural (And Gorgeous) Models In Their Ads!

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#91 Ad With No Face Editing Feat. One Of My Favourite Podcasters

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#92 Obtainable Body Goals, Real Skin, Truly Beautiful!

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#93 Sick Of Stretch Marks Being Erased, Especially On Plus Size Bodies! Let’s Normalise Them Pls

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#94 Makeup Artist With Cystic Acne Embraces Herself And Doesn't Edit Photos (Full Bbc Video In Comments)

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#95 Refreshing Post From My Gym’s General/Corporate Instagram

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#96 Sorry For The Reupload- Im New To Posting On Here And Accidentally Showed An Account's Name :')

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#97 Love Seeing Posts Like This. So Refreshing

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#98 We Need More Of This!

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#99 Realest Ig Post Ever

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#100 If You Liked The Model With Stretch Marks, You'll Love This Model With Bellyrolls

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#101 Some Sanity On Insta! Refreshing.

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#102 To The People That Shed A Little Bit Of Truth On The Matter...

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#103 This Is Awesome. Instagram Versus Reality.

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#104 Angles Make All The Difference.

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#105 Saggysara! The Queen Of Instagram vs. Reality In My Opinion! Check Her Out, She's Awesome.

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#106 Cosmo Called Out By The Actress Herself

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#107 This One’s For All The People Who Didn’t Get A Text From Their Crush Today, The People Who Looked In The Mirror And Didn’t Feel Like Their Best Self Today And For The People Who Checked Instagram And Got A Little Insecure Today, Baby Youuu Rockkk And You’re Beautiful

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#108 This One’s For All The People Who Didn’t Get A Text From Their Crush Today, The People Who Looked In The Mirror And Didn’t Feel Like Their Best Self Today And For The People Who Checked Instagram And Got A Little Insecure Today, Baby Youuu Rockkk And You’re Beautiful

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#109 The New Preset Is Here!! I Introduce To You: The Happy Filter As You Can See Astonishing Results Guaranteed ?? Haha No But For Real Go Check Them Out!! Link In My Bio To The Website And I Also Uploaded A Youtube Video Where I Explain How To Use The Filters On Your Phone! #thehappyfilter

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#110 Body Positive Instagrammer Shows What’s Behind

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#111 Apparently Facetune Also Does Bodytune Now...

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