We did some investigative reporting and what a read it was!
The Egirl/Eboy community is probably the most inviting and sweet. Although the messages of thank yous are short it’s still very supportive. They often follow each other’s accounts, liking photos, shout-outs and commenting. It can be an ego booster. At first it’s great. Personally I’ve never felt more empowered. Flame emojis, messages with hearts from strangers. You feel beautiful. Then the attention goes sour, read about my experiences here.
I believe there are artists that want to focus more on other passions like, make-up, fashion and professional modeling but get their feet wet as Instagram models first. Because the modeling world is so judgmental and critical it can cause a lot of self-esteem issues that crush those dreams. Some are the opposite and revel in the attention by finding their niche audience. All-in-all becoming known for looks can cause changes in a person’s mental, emotional, physical state.
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