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19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment

Date April 2, 2019 18:01

Many of us follow popular bloggers and celebrities on social media. Gorgeous bodies against the backdrop of lavish interiors or breathtaking corners of our planet inspire awe, admiration, and a bit of envy. Meanwhile, such shots are often exposed as fakes. Earlier we wrote about a blogger who revealed how Instagram pictures differ from reality.

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19-year-old Byron Denton is a popular London YouTuber whose ingenuity has already made him famous. In a conversation with Insider, the young man said that he had noticed many fake photos that people shared on social media trying to show that their life was more interesting, fuller, and more luxurious than in reality. Using graphic editors, they "went on" fake trips even without leaving their modest dwellings, "wore" luxury accessories, and "enjoyed" their wealth in many other ways.

 

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Byron decided to conduct an interesting experiment: he posted photos of his own "wealthy" life, and later exposed himself in a video that until now has collected almost 1 million views!

 

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He showcased expensive clothes, travel by private jet, and shopping sprees, of course, in the most fashionable boutiques.

 

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Later he revealed that to make a photo on board the plane, he needed only a green sheet covered couch and some skills.

19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

The secret of his sudden wealth turned out to be very simple: he took pictures in the right places and retouched them. He just had to be careful with his poses to look natural.

19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

And people believed him! Moreover, they asked how he managed to turn his life around in such a short period of time.

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19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

19-Year-Old Vlogger Faked Being Rich By Posting Photoshopped Photos For An Interesting Experiment byron / YouTube

Byron exposed himself. But it was a little different with blogger Amelia Liana. Attentive web users spotted some high-quality but not very thorough retouching. In one of the photos in New York, they noticed that the city looked quite different from how it really was, apart from Brooklyn Bridge.

In the Taj Mahal shot, many were surprised by the complete absence of tourists, which is too implausible.

Although her photos are very beautiful, they look more like they’ve been taken from a glossy magazine.

Of course, not all social media users retouch or fake their photos. But Byron’s experiment has taught us a very important lesson. What do you think about this?

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