Posting perfect Instagrams seems to be a job requirement for models these days. From Gigi Hadid to Kendall Jenner, today's hottest supers are flooding our social media feeds with stunning, envy-inducing selfies. While you'd think a #flawless photo would come naturally to someone whose career is a constant photo shoot, Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio has revealed an Insta-worthy shot doesn't come without help. (Whether she meant to or not.)
To show off her new lob, Ambrosio uploaded a mirror-pic, showing herself getting glam in Germany. Diverting our eyes away from her fresh cut and face-framing highlights, though? The reflection of what appears to be a handheld light next to her iPhone—surely helping the 34-year-old feel more confident about her use of #nofilter.
A handful of Ambrosio's 4.9 million followers called out her DIY lighting with disapproving comments like, 'She's holding a light to get the perfect selfie but #nofilter,' and, 'Look at this model holding a studio light up for a selfie,' before one fan dropped a real truth bomb on the haters: 'Darling @alessandraambrosio would be beautiful in the ugliest light. Inside and out.'
Truer words have never been spoken. Still, a semi-professional light source never hurt anyone's complexion—and now we know exactly what to do next time we feel the urge to forgo a filter.
Words: Evan Real
From Harper's Bazaar