If you haven’t done so yet, check out Celeste Barber on Instagram. The Aussie actress re-creates the most popular Instagram posts by some of the most notorious celebrities – but in a satirical and down-to-earth way that reminds us all just how hilarious our culture’s celebrity-worship actually is. Have you ever thought for a moment just how weird some of the hottest stars’ social media posts actually are? Rihanna is gorgeous and talented, complex and sultry – but she also posted a picture of herself shaving her armpit. What do we, as fans, do? Oh, we eat it up! Hundreds of thousands of “likes” or shares or whatnot – we’re clearly encouraging it.
That being said, what Celeste Barber does is pure magic. She gives us some much-needed perspective by recreating the photos in reality — without the help of a team of make-up artists, professional photographers, stylists, or Photoshop. Idol-worship is frowned upon, so it’s basically our duty – as fans – to help bring our favorite celebs’ egos back down to the earth. After all, we’re all only human.
So without further ado, let’s have a look – and have a laugh – at some of Celeste Barber’s most hilarious shots!
Coming in at #1 would have to be this ever-so-strange photo of Jessica Simpson. I still can’t figure out what she was thinking! Is that artsy, because I literally thought she was trying to re-create every dog’s favorite part about riding in the car – until I realized the window is closed. It’s just a strange angle, strange expression, strange moment – captured in black & white.
I can’t believe almost 25,000 liked this photo of Victoria Beckham. It really bugs me! There is no way that this photo is candid, and the fact that she is sharing it seems arrogant. No one likes a show-off! If she didn’t happen to be dressed up wearing an outfit that you know must cost – what – thousands of dollars… but she totally is.
Because we can’t all frolic on the beach, with legs up to there, looking the part of a lanky, professional ballerina. while our perfectly-trained dogs observe from the sidelines of our sand-art creations. Gisele might be a goddess, but it doesn’t mean we’ve gotta be!
“It’s sexual and violent” a-la-Wedding Crashers. Oh, Bieber, you are such a scandal!
Because sometimes you just gotta take dirty pictures for your boyfriend – literally dirty, as in, half-naked and rolling around in the dirt. It’s fine if they’re tasteful and artistic. At least if you’re Kim Kardashian!
This recreation of J.Lo looking fabulous, casually walking down the street, just cracks me up.
After a long day, I also gravitate towards a custom-upholstered, formal-looking chair upon which to drape myself.
What celeb Instagram posts would YOU like to see recreated? Let us know @TheMoshery!
Jessica currently lives in San Diego, CA, with her boyfriend, Tom, and their two miniature schnauzers – Jackson and Delilah. She has degrees from the University of San Diego and Columbia University, and is a Therapist, currently working in the field of adolescent mental health.