Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Student Used Photoshop To Convince Everyone That She Went Backpacking In East Asia

It All Sank In

It All Sank In

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She studied the photo more closely this time, and was speechless when the truth became clear. She had been lied to for a whole month, and she couldn’t process what they had just told her. But why did her daughter lie to her? And then, it all made sense.

The Perfect Lie

The Perfect Lie

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Netherlands-native Zilla van den Born became a model when she was 16. But it wasn’t the runway that fascinated her. It was the way that photographs were so easily manipulated to tell a lie. It was child’s play. All one needed to do was manipulate the light, and photo editors would do the rest to make sure everything came out perfect. But she wasn’t always a fan of photo manipulations.

Photo Manipulation

Photo Manipulation

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Manipulation of a photo is nothing new. Photographers have been using it to change the skin complexion, hair color, and body shape of models for years. This allows them to mask all sorts of imperfections like scars, moles, and blemishes. But the healing abilities of Photoshop are an illusion to create an unrealistic perception, and Zilla probably wanted something more out of life.

5-Week Trip

5-Week Trip

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Zilla decided that in lieu of modeling, she would pursue a different interest at the Art Academy of Utrecht. She enrolled in a graphic design course in the hopes of pursuing a career in art. But she was 25 and her family and friends knew that she wanted to explore the world. So, they weren’t really too surprised when she told them she was going on a 5-week trip to Southeast Asia all by herself. And Zilla’s vacation photos were about to become quite controversial.

Traveling Is Important

Traveling Is Important

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The experience you gain from traveling will stay with you your entire life, and it’s a great way to immerse yourself in other cultures. It’s why so many young people are choosing to travel, even if they have to do it on a dime.

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