|Kim Kardashian is “patient zero” of the so-called “Instagram Face” / Photo Credit via buzzfuss via 123RF|
Jason Diamond, a Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, revealed that the “Instagram Face” is what most people want when getting their faces done.
According to a report by showbiz website Cheat Sheet, the “Instagram Face” is not that hard to spot. In fact, Diamond has done the “Instagram Face” for so many customers that he can already pinpoint “patient zero” of the whole trend, and it’s unsurprisingly the one and only Kim Kardashian.
According to Diamond, he would usually have 30% of his clients come to him, bringing a photo of Kim “or someone like Kim” to him if he could help them get on the path to look like her. Sometimes, Diamond accommodates their request, and sometimes, he has to “educate the person about whether it’s reasonable to try to move along that path toward Kim’s face, or toward whoever.”
For a clear understanding of what the Instagram Face is, Diamond was asked by writer Jia Tolentino to describe the features of the Insta-Face. Diamond said the most noticeable qualities of the Instagram Face are “poreless skin and plump, high cheekbones… catlike eyes and long, cartoonish lashes; it has a small, neat nose and full, lush lips.”
It’s not only Kim Kardashian who exemplifies this face. Most of her sisters also have the same facial features, and then there’s Megan Fox as well.
For some more insight, Tolentino defines the look this way:
“It looks at you coyly but blankly, as if its owner has taken half a Klonopin and is considering asking you for a private-jet ride to Coachella.”
Diamond explained that the rise of the Instagram Face is also in part thanks to Instagram making the look more acceptable. Not to mention there has been a significant shift from audiences and their views on plastic surgery. Those two factors have encouraged many to get their faces done to look like Kim Kardashian.