Model, Artist, Instagram Star Tyler Wisby opens up about the pressures of “needing to look perfect online” to have an influence. If you don’t know Tyler Wisby is a popular social media influencer/star with almost 600K followers. Born from a small town Oklahoma City, OK she aspired to be in a big city pursuing her modeling and music career.
Wisby began to make her dreams happen by applying to modeling agencies all over the world. Ford Models, IMG, etc but at the time was not accepted into them. She then turned to social media and realized a lot of models were growing a presence online with a nice bum and shape. Wisby at the time didn’t have any surgery so decided to “photoshop her pictures” to achieve the look. When asked why did she do this she stated “I didn’t think at the time of me using photoshop that it was bad, this was the early days of Instagram and you wouldn’t think the photo of yourself you would produce online would have an effect on others. Just how we sometimes don’t realize that words hurt others we think they are so small nothing serious but indeed they are very powerful. I had to sit back and realize that photos have the same effect. I mean a picture says 1000 words.” She stated that she just wanted look “aesthetically pleasing” and grow her Instagram she said that she felt the way social media was set up was that you were made to feel you had to look a certain way to gain followers.
After some time had passed Wisby decided to open up and share with her following that she was photoshopping her pictures and that she really didn’t look the way it was pictured. Wisby shared “I felt it was my duty to let others know the truth and that I didn’t want to pretend anymore.” Her followers were indeeed shocked as well but completely respected that she had the courage to come out with the truth.
Wisby then decided that instead of photoshopping herself that she would just go ahead and get the surgery to look that way. Since then Tyler popularity online has exploded and she’s almost on her way to 1 million followers. “Deciding to get surgery has definitely paid off has allowed my online presence to grow even more and I don’t have to hide” she stated. Wisby says that her 30K plastic surgery route has paid off tremendously allowing her to make money online by collaborating with clothing brands such as Fashionnova, Divaboutique, Touchdolls and other brands that pay her for sponsorships.