Model Re-Captioned Her Instagram Photos To Reveal The TRUTH Behind Them.
Jazz Egger is a 19-year-old model and music journalist hoping to inspire a dialogue of honesty in the fashion and media industry. She started in a small way, by re-captioning the photos on her Instagram account with real, not-so-pretty details of each shoot, and her efforts have made noteworthy waves.
Instagram started as a way to instantly share personal photos with close friends, but it's become an important tool for businesses and celebrities, new and established. Because of its usefulness in creating community and building brands, including self-brands, the app has grown increasingly public.
In a clever move, Egger capitalized on the powers of social media by speaking openly about her imperfections. We've seen this done before, but that doesn't many it any less empowering. In a world where unrealistic standards are praised, it's refreshing to see more and more young people speaking against them.
Egger was born in Austria but is currently based in London. Here are a few of her posts, which she tagged #TruthBehindThisShot.
You might recognize Jazz Egger, 19, as a former competitor on Germany's Next Top Model. She continues to work as a model but she's revealing some harsh truths about the industry.
#notgonnalie At this point the only reason I'm still on instagram is bc casting directors started asking how many followers I have so they can decide whether they consider me or nah. Idk how to feel about this but hey this is me dropping a selfie to stay in the game. (Also, I edited my instagram captions. Check out #truthbehindthisshot)
So far, Egger has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. "We need more women like you. We need more women who have the guts to tell the truth. You're such an inspiration to so many girls out there. Proud of you babe ❤," one Instagram user wrote.
Thanks for having me ❤️ #LondonFashionWeek #LFWSS17 #fashionscout #runlabel #namedmodels (#truthbehindthisshot I didn't sleep much the night before bc fashionweek is pure madness. + I didn't eat/drink salt, sugar, fat and alcohol for months to prevent my skin from breaking out. Didn't work. Makeup artists covered it up.)
You might wonder how some people have such perfect photos on Instagram. The secret? A lot of time and hard work. Egger's admitted that she felt self-conscious about her nose.
Her truths reveal that our insecurities are cut from the same cloth. There is no special model pedestal. We all live with the same unfair standards.
After writing about her unclear skin, one fan replied, "I didn't want to leave the house today as my skin is so bad and makeup wouldn't cover it. I didn't realise models could have spots but look so flawless in photos!"
It isn't that Egger is against the modeling industry. She does have plenty of positive experiences, as shown here, and seems to enjoy her work.
This beauty was told she might not make it to London Fashion Week because of her wide hips. Read her caption to find out how she responded.
photoshop lvl 7000 / sorry @robertsakowski for destroying your wonderful work xx (#truthbehindthisshot my agency told me on that day that my hips were way too wide and that I needed to lose weight in order to have a chance at London Fashion Week. I already was underweight so I decided to not lose any weight. I still got confirmed for LFW.)
But she wants more transparency. Egger wrote, "I hope more women will stand up for what they believe in."
A fashion photographer defended, "When I photoshop it doesn't mean the model isn't pretty enough. It means something is distracting and needs to be fixed into line with the rest of the photo to make a coherent story." What are your thoughts on this?