The number of people taking highly crafted Photoshopped selfies to upload to Instragram has overtaken the general population in Bondi Beach, a new report has revealed.
Regular-beautiful-person-turned-Instagram-star Chloe said good-looking people who don’t share their lives on Instagram are “just being selfish”, adding that she takes “a lot of pride in what she has achieved” through social media.
“I don’t get out of bed for less than 1,000 Likes,” she said. “Even if I have to spend sleepless days retouching my ’grams, I’m worth it. Plus I don’t have a real job to get in the way. My 145,034 fans on Instagram wouldn’t know how to live without daily pics of me in faux yoga posses or modeling a new bikini in a shot taken with the camera held as high above my face and chest as I can reach.
Russell, a 13-year old Dungeons & Dragons grand wizard who comments so regularly on Chloe’s posts she has considered taking out a restraining order, said the Instagram feed helps him relax. “It’s good to have someone other than my mum or sister to think about in the darker hours,” he said. “Chloe gives me all the inspiration I need to have an un-frustrating sleep.”
Chloe promises to keep her fans feeling good until she “turns all old and gross” at the age of 22, when she plans to retire to Maroubra.