Jadé Tuncdoruk has more than 298K followers on her perfectly curated Instagram account. But it’s her second account that we love the most. She created @therealjadetunchy to remind girls of the reality behind filters and to not take life too seriously. We speak to this hilarious beauty about confidence & comfort within.
We shot Jadé without her hair done, without makeup and no retouching. She wears our new High Waisted Undies.
HOW HER FRIENDS DESCRIBE HER:
“I think they’d say I’m quite bubbly, energetic, I want to say funny but that might be vain haha.”
WHAT INSPIRED HER TO CREATE @THEREALJADETUNCHY:
“I’d have really bad days or I’d not look great and I just wouldn’t show it on my work account. I feel like there’s a huge lack of honesty in social media at the moment and a lot of young women are looking to people who only have my first account and thinking that’s what everyday life is, and aspiring to do or have what doesn’t exist – which is perfection essentially.”
“Sometimes when I edit a photo, I look pretty different to how I do in person – filters can make a big difference. I can literally make my skin look 3 shades darker like that. There were days when I’d look at my account and think ‘I look really good’ then look in the mirror and be like ‘why isn’t it the same in the mirror haha?’ So I needed this account to also bring myself back to reality because sometimes I’d wake up and be like, I don’t feel great because I don’t look how I looked yesterday – but I didn’t look like that yesterday, I just edited a photo. It’s really important to ground yourself in this industry especially because it’s so easy to get lost in this pool of vanity.”
THE RESPONSE SHE’S HAD FROM YOUNG WOMEN:
“I have multiple comments and inboxes every single day. People have been really, really positive about it and so many heartfelt messages from girls saying how much they appreciate what I’m doing.”
HER ADVICE FOR WOMEN TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITHIN:
“Accept who you are first and then really embrace the qualities that make you unique. Focus on the things about yourself that you love and do things that make you happy.”
HOW SHE PRACTICES SELF-LOVE:
“Painting, it makes me really happy. Not because I think I’m the best painter in the world but because I’m in my own space, I switch off, I have a coffee – it’s just me time. I can make a bunch of mistakes and it’s not wrong because it’s art – you can’t really screw up in art.”
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