Olivia Culpo desires to place an finish to Instagram vs. actuality.
The 27-year-old mannequin opened up in emotional element about her battle with despair a couple of months in the past and the toll it took on her thoughts and physique. Sharing before-and-after pictures that present her weight reduction, Culpo defined why individuals shouldn’t get so caught up within the glamorous appearances portrayed on social media.
“Looking at the difference between these two photos today, and thought it was important to share something with all of you. 2nd photo, a few months ago: I was depressed. I had no appetite, was drinking way too much, smoking, couldn’t sleep, and couldn’t eat. But I was still taking photos on social media and pretending everything was great. I was going through a difficult situation that left me mentally, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt and it had taken its toll physically,” she wrote.
It’s unclear if Culpo was referring to her second cut up from ex-boyfriend Danny Amendola. The couple first cut up in October 2018 after he was photographed on the seashore with journalist Bianca Peters however briefly reconciled within the new 12 months.
“The feeling of despair is a relatable one, so I feel a responsibility to anyone else going through something difficult to say that it’s ok to not be ok. 1st photo is from the other day, and I am looking healthier. I have my appetite back and am treating my body correctly,” Culpo continued. “We’re all too familiar with the ‘highlight REEL’ of Instagram so I wanted to get REAL and tell you it’s not always as amazing as it seems.”
Culpo mentioned she determined to open up about her battle as a result of she doesn’t need her followers and followers to fall entice to the fakery of social media and wished to assist make others really feel that it’s OK to share their onerous occasions.
“It can trick us into thinking everything is perfect in other’s worlds. Which is NOT true. We are all more alike than we think, navigating life with similar ups and downs; good times and bad,” the Miss Universe winner continued. “We never really know what someone is going through, so it’s unfair to judge/compare.”
She added, “Social media can create a crazy amount of pressure to live up to an idealistic standard of ‘perfection’ (which obviously doesn’t exist!). Hard times happen and the most important part is putting one foot in front of the other, knowing the moment will pass, and being patient with yourself. No filter is going to take away from the normal ups and downs of life that we all have. Our imperfections/hardships make us all perfectly relatable, taking this journey through life together.”