This 26-Year-Old Traveler Put Herself In Debt To Become Instagram Celebrity

TravelandLeisurePublished: March 8, 2018
Published: March 8, 2018

This is the real story of a girl who spent thousands of dollars just to live her dream and become an Instagram celebrity. However, she soon realized that it was all a waste of time, and the money could have been spent otherwise, to serve a better purpose!

Becoming an Instagram celebrity has put Lissette Calveiro in serious debt. Calveiro said her clothing and travel budget to get those ‘gram-worthy photos and 25.7K followers was $10,000!

“I was living above my means, I was living a lie and debt was looming over my head’, Calveiro confessed.

While in debt she has a $200 monthly budget, so her followers never saw the same outfit twice. She’d often spend up to $1000 on designer goods and traveling to new locations to snap her pics.

‘If you break it down, a lot of the travel I was doing in 2016 was strictly for Instagram’, she said. After landing a public relations job in NYC, she curbed her Instagram habits so she could pay for rent and food. ‘I had a lot of opportunities to save, I could have invested that money in something’, she said.

Though Calveiro’s story may seem extreme, it’s not as rare as one may think. Social media has many potential positives, but Instagram isn’t an accurate representation of reality. So when you see a perfect picture post, remember it probably took hours and hundreds of dollars to create!

Are you familiar with Calveiro’s story? Have you ever sacrificed your time and money just to look good on social media? Let us know in the comments below!

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