Pregnant Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent had offered her fans an honest look behind the veil of Instagram.
The actress, 26, posted a snap on her Stories to show off her “greasy hair” and “spots” as she sought to remind fans that not everything is as it seems on social media.
Smiling in a selfie with her hair tied back, Brooke explained: “When you actually look nothing like the picture you’ve just posted. In fact, if I went missing and they put that pic up, nobody would find me.
“I’ve actually been cleaning and have tea tree spread across my spots in the hope of getting rid of a couple.”
In another post on her stories, the Sophie Webster actress told her followers that “nobody looks like they do on Instagram”.
She said: “I used to think so much about how some Instagram ‘mum to be’ girls look constantly good and have a glow for days! It actually gave me an unrealistic expectation of pregnancy.
“I realised very quickly I wasn’t one of those girls after I had morning sickness [and] looked up into the mirror and was the double of the girl from The Ring. Moral of the story? Nobody looks like they do on Instagram.”
Brooke, who announced her baby news in April, is expecting her first child with footballer boyfriend Kean Bryan.
She’s working hard to stay in shape during her pregnancy, and while she normally looks stunning in her Instagram photos, she’s not shy when it comes to being honest with her followers.
Earlier this month, Brooke shared two snaps of herself in a bright pink swimming suit, with one purporting to be a typical Instagram photo and the other the reality of the situation.
In first pic, she sat looking lovingly down at her baby bump, while in the second she appeared to have burst out laughing, holding her face in her hands.
In another post, Brooke joked about her thighs being too big to wear leather leggings.
She filmed herself walking along with the material of her legwear crunching loudly as her thighs rubbed together.
She captioned the clip: “When your thighs are getting too big to wear your leather leggings… brilliant.”
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