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  • Instagram star 'gets real'
  • Instagram star 'gets real'
    Essena O'Neill (2014) ©
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Instagram star 'gets real'

Numerous studies have shown the damaging effect that seeing everyone else’s ‘highlight reels’ on social media can have. Now, Essena O'Neill – an Australian teen with half a million followers – has deleted 2,000 of her perfectly-poised pics “that served no real purpose other than self-promotion.”

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