This is Victoria Katei, a 19-year-old student and self-identified "makeup enthusiast."
Katei is so skilled with makeup that she even garnered a pretty impressive following on Instagram, and currently has over 46,000 followers.
You can see why:
But Katei is cool with uploading pictures without makeup, too. Last week, the teen uploaded this side-by-side picture of her with and without makeup alongside a caption promoting self love and acceptance:
Me being cute vs. me being cute.
Recently it seems like so many people have something to say about the way I look with or without make or about the fact that I don’t post pictures without makeup. Accounts have been posting pictures of me with makeup versus no makeup telling me I’m a catfish and that I’m hideous. People in the comments telling me to kill my self because I’m lying about my looks. Telling me that no one will love me because I’m so ugly and have to wear makeup to cover my “real face”. And as this has happened I learned what people say about you has so much more to do with them as a person than it does you as an individual. First I want to clarify: I love the way I look in makeup and out of makeup. I don’t wear makeup to hide or to “catfish” people because I don’t give a shit what any guy or girl has to say about how I look. And I’m not going to lie it gets to me, some comments are so vile they make me cry but I always remind myself that I’m more than my looks. I’m a girl who goes to school and studies constantly who listens to music and hangs with friends im a girl who will stay in bed all day and binge watch Netflix. I’m a girl who is happy some days then angry and sad the next. I’m a normal human being.There so many girls who say they look up to me, who say they wish they were as pretty as me but looks aren’t what make you pretty. Your hobbies, your passions, and your mind are what make you who you are and being uniquely you makes you beautiful. makeup is a passion of mine and this is the platform I choose to express that and if you don’t like that feel free to unfollow because I’m never going to apologize for being me.
The refreshingly honest post was met with a largely positive response, and many people, mostly women, applauded Katei's transparency.
But then her picture was lifted and turned into a disgusting meme aimed at shaming women for wearing makeup:
Soon another woman took Katei's pictures and asked her Twitter followers weigh in on her appearance:
But Katei had the best possible response:
The tweet went totally viral, and at time of publication, has 28,000 retweets and over 100,000 likes.
BuzzFeed reached out to Katei, who had this to say about the incident:
"I wasn't too surprised to see it on Twitter, which is why I quoted it and replied calmly. The difference in lighting is what makes the difference look so drastic. One picture was midday in the natural light and the other was at night with the harsh yellow light of a lamp. If they would just take the time to look at my other pictures they would obviously see that."
She went on to add, "It is so common to see a woman bringing down another woman to make her feel better or to make those around her feel better when that’s not what needs to be happening at all."