Forget Selfies, This Woman Is All About The Chinfie And It's Brilliant
When you're scolling through Instagram travel pics everyone is bronzed, pouting and camera ready.
Michelle Liu doesn't care about that though. She's fighting back against the pressures of both beauty and social media standards.
People usually point their upwards, near good light and pose with their best side showing.
Michelle does the complete opposite as she points the camera from below, tilts her head back and pulls a face to make a double chin in front of whichever iconic monument she happens to be in.
Then she posts her brilliant pics on her aptly named Instagram account, Chinventures.
In a world where it seems there are hundreds of apps to make photos brighter, skin clearer, teeth whiter and waists slimmer her photos are a breath of fresh air.
Michelle started taking chinfies in middle school, when she felt pressure to take "perfect pictures."
She continued to take them throughout high school and college, and started the Instagram account in September 2016 when studying abroad in Vienna.
She told The Independent: "I would say in a way it was a personal reaction of wanting to be able to entertain my friends and make them laugh, but also a way for me to encourage not caring too much about how you look all the time."
She takes her chinfies with a selfie stick on her iPhone and tends to get a reaction from onlookers. "People are always initially confused and surprised," she said.
"There isn't any particular place that has garnered the most or least understanding. But I would saying that chinning is more noticeable in places with large crowds, and people 'get' what I'm doing if they actually ask."
Michelle has taken chinfies in some amazing places like: Munich, Pairs, New York, London and Poland.
Wonder where the next chinfie is going to be?
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Michelle Liu