Update (11/3/15): Essena O'Neill has posted a tearful video expressing her thanks to those who have shown overwhelming support for her movement to expose the reality of social media fame.
See the original post below.
Essena O'Neill has decided to reveal what really went behind capturing her seemingly flawless shots from paid endorsements to not eating before taking photos, in an effort to raise awareness of the destructive behaviors caused by social media.
Since 2012, O'Neill has dedicated her life to her accounts, and she has gained over 750,000 followers on Instagram. But, now she wants people to realize that it's fake.
In addition to editing the captions on her images, the model has deleted over 2,000 her photos and has renamed her account "Social Media Is Not Real Life." She hopes that this will be a wake up call to everyone.