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Essena O’Neill, the Instagram Model Who Quit Social Media

Essena O’Neill is 19-year-old woman from Australia who decided to quit social media. She was a part of a new phenomenon of  “Instagram models,” typically girls ranging from the age of 15 into their 20s, who decide to take a stand against the obsessive perfectionism fueled by social media. She was often paid for wearing a dress, tagging the designer and posting it on Instagram for her 500,000 followers to see. But then, in early November, she decided to leave the social media world. Many people are asking, “but why would she do that? Why would she walk away from that perfect life?”

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