Image via Model Management
Jazz Egger, a budding model from Germany’s Next Top Model, has clearly gotten sick of the hypocrisy and image that we all try to display through our Instagram feed. To an extent, we are all aware that whatever image we upload on our Instagram isn’t who we really are, but is an edited one for the ‘gram. Doesn’t stop Egger reclaiming the truth behind the photos with the hashtag #TruthBehindThisShot.
Many find it refreshing that she’s done this, showing how much effort and work go into a seemingly effortless shot. She makes it obvious to us average people how cruel the modelling and fashion industry can be. I mean, we already had kind of an idea from the testimonials of models eating cotton wool balls, but this just confirms it.
photoshop lvl 7000 / sorry @robertsakowski for destroying your wonderful work xx (#truthbehindthisshot my agency told me on that day that my hips were way too wide and that I needed to lose weight in order to have a chance at London Fashion Week. I already was underweight so I decided to not lose any weight. I still got confirmed for LFW.)
Thanks for having me ❤️ #LondonFashionWeek #LFWSS17 #fashionscout #runlabel #namedmodels (#truthbehindthisshot I didn't sleep much the night before bc fashionweek is pure madness. + I didn't eat/drink salt, sugar, fat and alcohol for months to prevent my skin from breaking out. Didn't work. Makeup artists covered it up.)
Considering Egger goes back 33 weeks with captions like the ones above, it’s clear she’s committed to bringing to light just how tough the modelling industry can be and the physically grueling conditions that models put themselves under just to be chosen for Fashion Week. When Egger spoke to Distractify about why she had chosen to do this, she had this to say:
“I think no one shall feel bad if they don’t live a life everyone is pretending to have so I started #TruthBehindThisShot to show the real stories behind my pictures. I edited my captions and added the truth.”
What a legend. Good on her for showing the real story behind these pictures! It’s good to bring a sense of reality back to Instagram because sometimes we all need it.