Maya Jama: I want to show ‘real life’ as well as highlights

Maya Jama has stated she is decided to submit photos of her much less glamorous facet on social media as well as her “best bits”, to show followers that the world of movie star is not all the time “real life”.

The British TV and radio presenter, who has greater than one million followers on Instagram, could be very a lot conscious of the pressures of social media, notably on younger folks – and says she feels them too.

Maya Jama at the People's Choice Awards
Image: Maya Jama was among the many winners on the People’s Choice Awards

She spoke concerning the difficulty on the crimson carpet on the E! People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, the place she was named the UK and Ireland’s greatest dressed star for 2019.

Attending the ceremony alongside fellow winners together with Jennifer Aniston, P!nk and Gwen Stefani, Jama stated that when it comes to celebrities, “no one looks like that all the time”.

“I think it’s really hard nowadays when you look online, you see everything is super glossy and perfect all the time,” she stated.

“Naturally, you simply examine your self to stuff you see, and I suppose if I can simply submit every part – so that you see me when I’m waking up at like 5am, there’s crust in my eyes and I have not brushed my tooth but – and then you definitely additionally see the entire glam squad and what number of hours it takes to really appear like this. Like, nobody wakes up like that.

“You actually have a group. My hair and make-up, the styling, every part… It’s like, do not examine your self to anyone’s greatest, greatest, greatest, as a result of nobody seems to be like that on a regular basis.

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“I can’t make myself look like this. I have loads of people that help. And I think it’s just about transparency. Yes, sometimes you’re going to look amazing, sometimes you’re not.”

Jama stated she needs to show her followers “the whole process rather than just the highlight reel”.

The star stated she is aware of what it is like to have a look at different folks’s lives and examine, however at any time when she looks like that, she tries to have a break from her telephone.

“I would always say whenever I feel super overwhelmed or I’m getting a bit comparey with myself and feeling insecure, turn your phone off for a little bit. Have a break from it. Don’t look on the apps; see people in real life, try and do normal things. And then delve back into it when you’re ready. The internet should be used as a fun thing and not our whole lives.”

Jama says her recommendation is to “be kind”, all the time.

“Everybody’s nonetheless a human, irrespective of how good they appear on-line or on the display or no matter

“Be good in every single place, on-line and in person. The world could be a greater place if everybody was only a bit kinder.”

Kevin Hart accepts The Comedy Act of 2019 award on stage for 'Kevin Hart: Irresponsible' on stage during the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards. Pic: E! Entertainment
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Jama additionally spoke about how she offers with trolls.

“I’m sort of used to it now, however at first when I first had folks being imply to me I was like ‘No, everybody hates me’. Then you realise nobody really says that in person. Most of the time people who find themselves horrible to folks on-line, it is a real reflection of themselves. So simply pinch of salt.

“I can solely chew again when I’ve bought one thing humorous to say. That’s the one time I’ll really reply. I realised whenever you reply, that is precisely what they want. So it is higher to simply keep away. If I can inform a joke again to their joke, then I’ll go for it.”

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