Social media is such a toxic platform if you use it in a wrong way. Influencer has been trending thing since few years ago and this girl on instagram was an influencer wannabe and ended up having $10,000 debt.
At first glance, influencers looks like they are having their time of life, but are they really? There are only “perfect moment” on SNS and we shouldn’t compare ourselves to their picture perfect moment. This girl named Lissette Calv was doing internship for press and at that time the whole influencer trend was just about to starting. She wanted to be like them and started to copy their lifestyles.
She started to pursuit the “influencer lifestyle” and didn’t have much saving but bunch of credit cards. That was the beginning of her nightmare. She tried not to wear the same outfit in every picture like every other influencers and started to shop online a lot. In addition she had to order bunch of food just to make the picture look good. She also started to spend lots of money on her travel even though she didn’t have enough money. And this behavior escalated as time goes by.
View this post on Instagram
Can you believe the timeless 2750 @supergaUSA shoe was born nearly a century ago!? (ad) When shopping for shoes, I put an emphasis on shoes that LAST and this brand has truly stood through the test of time for me. . Via @zappos I was able to get this new, fun pattern of one of my favorite sneakers in my mailbox next day. You better believe I put them to the test and enjoyed a weekend of walking through the last bit of Fall foliage. . Top 3 Places in Manhattan that still have color: . 🍂 Central Park (southwest area) — use the entrance by Columbus Circle and walk up along the west side. 🍂 Fort Tryon — take the A train to 190th Street and find your way to the entrance of the main park area. 🍂 Madison Square Park — if you want a photo with some foliage mixed with skyscrapers, this will meet your vision. 🍂Know any others? Let me know below! . #GotItOnZappos #SupergaUSA
After 3 years of spending money like “influencers”, she ended up having $10,000 debt. She said that she thought she was living a life full of lies.
View this post on Instagram
RAISE A POPCORN BAG IN THE AIR because some of my favorite ways to have fun in NYC are available on Verizon Up Rewards! (#ad) I’ve been a @Verizon customer for almost 15 years now — what?! And besides the reliable service my friends are all jealous of me for, I can now add to the bragging rights with discounts and gift cards to some pretty rad places all thanks to this easy rewards program. . How to sign up? It takes just a few seconds online or on their app and my link in bio will take you there! #VerizonConnects
There are many problems when it comes to SNS because of people like her. People who believe like count matters more than anything else. People who does dangerous things because they want likes. People who suffer mental illness because they compare themselves to others.
Like Lissette did, this dark side of SNS come to light when we care too much about what other people think of us. Lissette said that she already paid back her debt in her blog.