REALITY OF MUM LIFE
Everyone is guilty, to some degree, of wanting to present their best life on social media. It’s now widely accepted that Instagram is for many, and celebrities and influencers in particular, a carefully curated version of reality.
But Carrie Bickmore isn’t afraid to share the more unflattering side of motherhood with her followers. She recently revealed the truth behind her viral post on the photo-sharing platform from February.
The Project co-host posted two photos with her daughter Adelaide. One of the photos was candid and the other one was set up. The photos racked up more than 90,000 likes.
Carrie was asked why she decided to post both photos during an interview with Charlie Pickering on The Weekly.
“When Chris, my partner, took the original photo I was asleep,” she said. “When I woke up … he said to me, ‘I took the most beautiful photo of you and Addie just then’.
“I had in my head how it was going to look and then when he showed it to me I was like, ‘Oh my god, is that what I look like?’ I was mortified. I was pale, I was drained, I was exhausted. I had a four-week-old baby, that’s what I should have looked like.”
Unhappy with how she looked in the photo, she asked her partner Chris to take another one, which he did.
“But then when I looked at it I realised there was not a single bit of the emotion of the original moment, and I think I felt disappointed in myself that I hadn’t liked the first moment because that was me and my newborn baby girl in a moment together,” she explained.
“That’s my world most of the time.”