IN­STA­GRAM AVENGER

Meet the funny mummy who’s be­come an in­ter­net star by tak­ing the mick out of celeb self­ies as an...

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Femail - by Liz Jones

DO YOU ever stare at the self­ies that celebs post on­line and wail: Why can I not walk in stilet­tos across cob­bles like Cara Delev­ingne, in­stead of stag­ger­ing around like Dick Emery?

Why can’t I have Bella Ha­did’s BMI (if not her IQ)?

How on earth does Vic­to­ria Beck­ham ex­tend her right leg at a 90-de­gree an­gle to her body and keep a straight face?’

Dear read­ers, please take heart. These peo­ple might do self­ies, but they sure as hell don’t do self-aware, and luck­ily, as a sort of 21st Cen­tury an­swer to Spit­ting Im­age, a very funny saviour has now burst on to the in­ter­net to prick the bal­loon (and squash the pink flamin­gos) of their over-plump faces by pos­ing in a se­lec­tion of par­o­dies that ex­pose the yacht-fre­quent­ing, non-carb-eat­ing A-list for the hu­mour­less nar­cis­sists they re­ally are.

Ce­leste Bar­ber, a 35-year-old come­di­enne and mother-of-four, first had the idea of be­com­ing her own down­ward-dog­ging dop­pel­ganger two years ago, when she posed as Kim Kar­dashian et al, then sent the pho­tos to her sis­ter, who per­suaded her to share them with a wider au­di­ence on In­sta­gram.

Her fol­low­ing quickly mush­roomed to 2.5mil­lion fans, who are now more able to be at home with their own muf­fin tops as Bar­ber apes a con­stantly evolv­ing ros­ter of preen­ing posers, in­clud­ing her favourite tar­gets the Kar­dashi­ans, and a wide range of stick­thin su­per­mod­els.

Bar­ber’s fame has landed her a TV se­ries in her na­tive Aus­tralia but, more im­por­tantly, she has be­come a fem­i­nist icon, though this is some­thing she never set out to do.

She says: ‘It was al­ways, like, this is how celebri­ties get out of the pool and I’m like, “No, this is how you get out of the pool…”

‘I get miffed with fash­ion­istas think­ing they are bet­ter than other peo­ple.’ Amen to that.

Ri­hanna dis­plays a per­fect beach bod, if no sense of irony, while Ce­leste is in need of a life­guard

Katy Perry ex­pertly per­forms the crab, while Ce­leste prompts two small on­look­ers to ask: ‘Why does Mummy drink?’

Bey­oncé is able to float above wa­ter, top, but Ce­leste is about to make more of a splash…

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