Emily Ratajkowski is impressed by the open way in which many young people are approaching social media platforms.
In a new interview with People magazine, the model/actress discussed how she believes teenagers are leading the way in creating and controlling “healthier” environments online, and also confessed that she’s a big fan of the video-sharing site TikTok.
“I can’t stop talking about TikTok. I just downloaded it. I’ve actually thought a lot about it because a lot of people on there are 10, 15 years younger than me, and I think (with them) there is a really great attitude around social media,” the 28-year-old told the publication. “There’s a little bit more of a realism. I feel like when Instagram first came out everyone was over-filtering and (showing) perfection. And now it’s, like, videos about your pimples, and I think that’s really cool.”
Emily is relieved to see the world of social media changing for the better, and told the outlet she’s thankful to the younger generation for taking control over the images they share, something she wished she was able to do when starting out in the modelling industry.
Recently, the Inamorata founder candidly shared her sadness over posing in a bikini at just 14 years old, and went on to praise the way in which up-and-coming models now have the chance to curate their own photoshoots.
“That’s the great thing about the Internet and Instagram: having control and being able to curate your image,” she explained, before adding that she would feel differently about her teenage bikini picture if her friend had taken the photo. “I think that if it had just been my friend on a beach taking it for Instagram, I probably would have a different relationship to it.”
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