SO­CIAL ME­DIA STAR KEEP­ING IT REAL

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - EMILY SEL­LECK

A BROAD­BEACH fit­ness guru has amassed a 28,000strong army of In­sta­gram fol­low­ers by de­cid­ing to show her true self on so­cial me­dia – warts and all.

Asha Burn­ley, 28, said at­tempt­ing to por­tray a life of per­fec­tion put her un­der too much pres­sure, so she de­cided to stop.

“A few years ago I just dropped it all and de­cided I wasn’t go­ing to hide any­thing,” she said.

“When I eat choco­late or have a drink I’ll show it.

“I was tak­ing on the pres­sure of try­ing to be a leader for women but I re­alised that be­ing real and be­ing your­self makes you even more of a leader be­cause you’re not be­ing fake.

“We all do gro­cery shop­ping and do the laun­dry, ev­ery­one is a real per­son and that’s some­thing we should be shar­ing.”

Ms Burn­ley will be at Ma­rina Mi­rage to­day host­ing a nu­tri­tional mas­ter­class. “This week­end is all about colours ... you should eat all the colours of the rain­bow,” she said.

“I’ll be demon­strat­ing a few dif­fer­ent recipes show­ing peo­ple how to cook with lots of colours.”

Pic­ture: JERAD WIL­LIAMS

Asha Burn­ley at Ma­rina Mi­rage.

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