This is Essena O’Neill, she was an online sensation with more than half a million followers on Instagram and more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube. Recently she decided to call it quits claiming the social media ‘is not real life’.
Exposing social media for what it really is, she re-captioned her Instagram photos and made a Youtube video talking about what goes on behind the scenes of this “perfect” life. Essena O’Neill’s new Instagram captions revealed the realities of being famous on the Internet; talking about her unhealthy eating habits, how she gets paid for promoting things, her “candid” bikini shots and much more…
“I’m the girl that had it all and I want to tell you that having it “all” on social media means absolutely nothing to your real life.”-Essena O’Neill
“Everything I did was for views, for likes, for followers…”-Essena O’Neill
“I had it all and I was miserable”-Essena O’Neill
“Everything I did in a day was to be that perfect person online”-Essena O’Neill
“At 12 I thought I was nothing, and then here, at nearly 19 with all these followers, I don’t even know what is real and what is not because I’ve let myself be defined by something that is so not real.”- Essena O’Neill
“I was just living in a screen. Wishing that people would value me.”- Essena O’Neill
Now focusing on ‘real life’ she started a new site focusing on the important things in life to change the game!