With social media users so consumed by posting the ‘perfect picture’, this college student decided to chin her way around the world to take a stand against social media’s beauty norms.
Michelle Liu, who’s based in Boston in the US, is currently travelling the globe and taking hilarious pictures at all the major attractions.
She documents her adventures by snapping herself with a series of funny chinfies – which totally contradicts the carefully angled and photoshopped selfie that’s found all over the Gram.
How does the 21-year-old do it? Well, it’s simple: she stands in front of a beautiful landmark, tilts her head backward and gets the perfect shot of her double chin – a process she proudly dubs chinning.
“Strangers always notice me chinning,” Michelle told Mic. “Some appear shocked, others confused, but across the board from my experience, they are usually entertained.”
The college student’s series of photos has caught the attention of the internet with many people applauding her for breaking the beauty barrier by opting to rather have fun and fully cherish moments.
According to the Daily Mail, Michelle has taken an array of chinfies in countries such as Austria, Denmark, Poland, France, England and even China.
Growing up, the world traveller always felt pressured to “look a certain way” but once she was able to move past all of her insecurities, Michelle embraced looking silly and started taking her chin selfies.
“My chinning entertained my friends all through middle school, high school and college, at which point I decided to share my chin with the world,” she told Mic.
Her globe-trotting started in September this year when she began studying abroad in Vienna, which has allowed her to travel all across Europe.
And she certainly hasn’t let her 19 000 Instagram followers down.
“Your pictures are too awesome, really enjoyed these!” says one Instagram user.
“This is so perfect I love all your photos!” says another.