Model Cathy Costello explains why she feels 'sorry' for people who photoshop their Instagram feed 1 month ago

Model Cathy Costello explains why she feels 'sorry' for people who photoshop their Instagram feed

"I feel sorry for them..."

In an era where everyone appears tuned to perfection, one body shape is deemed as "goals" by many and the need for what other's have is rife, model Cathy Costello explains how she's changing her outlook on all the above.

She's changing her outlook on how she sees herself, how she sees others and how she sees what she has and doesn't have.

In episode 99 of Girls With Goals, Cathy Costello sat down with me to discuss her tormented teenage years of forbidding herself from eating certain foods and constantly striving to be thinner.

She chatted about that "sad" period in her life and how fixating on her weight controlled her daily thoughts. But, as she started college and with the help of therapy, Cathy began to change how she saw herself.

Now, the model preaches body positivity online, showing the true, raw and unedited photos of how she's perfectly imperfect -  Cathy explains how no matter what, you can "grow to love yourself".

 

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And it's growing that Cathy is doing each day, revealing she still has the occasional day where she feels inadequate because "we are only human", she has stopped comparing herself to others and unrealistic photos online.

"The whole thing about people photoshopping and editing their photos, I kind of have a different view on it. I think... I always feel sorry for people that photoshop their pictures so much.

"Like, you know the way people get mad at people for photoshopping their pictures and they're saying 'oh well, they don't even look like that, they're photoshopping their pictures' and all that, like, that person obviously has you know, issues with how they actually look and so they feel like they need to edit how they look."

Continuing, Cathy explained that you have to remember the alternative motive for why the photos appear as they do.

 

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"OK, if they're preaching body positivity and they edit their photos, that annoys me a little bit, It's like 'come on'. Like, cause loads of people edit their photos, they do, they do and I genuinely, I feel sorry for the people that do because they feel they need to edit their pictures.

"It can be frustrating when you see people editing their photos because you're like 'ah, Jesus, she doesn't even look like that in real life' but then you have to remember she's obviously not happy with how she looks in real life - or he."

You can listen to Cathy's full interview exclusively on Girls With Goals here.