Don't follow a model on Instagram if you can't take the heat. Sure, you're there for the stunning selfies and posed swimsuit shots, but will you stick around for the unfiltered "ugly" photos when it comes time for a social media experiment? Model Stina Sanders asked these difficult questions and tragically lost thousands of followers in the process. But then she went viral and gained tens of thousands of followers, and also she's a hot model. So don't worry, it's fine.
Inspired by Essena O'Neill, the teenage Instagram celebrity who recently quit social media because it was too fake, Sanders challenged herself to post unfiltered images without makeup. She told People, "I wanted to see what would actually happen if I stopped posting glamorous photos, and shared stuff that you wouldn't normally even share with your friends, stuff that is taboo, stuff that was quite crude, all that kind of stuff."
Here she is in the middle of removing unwanted facial hair:
Here she is waiting to get a colonic to help her Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Here she is leaving a therapy session to treat anxiety:
Here are her pre-manicure "disfigured toes":
Here's a self-proclaimed "ugly" selfie:
It's noteworthy when a model opens up about mental health and digestive issues, but a lot of these no-makeup photos just kind of show that she still looks really good without makeup.
According to People, Sanders dropped from 13,000 Instagram followers to 10,000 after posting these shocking exposés. But now she has 38,000, because we're all just pawns in a tangled web of no-makeup selfies.