Celebrities are just like us, right? At least that’s what many of them try to show through their social media accounts, sharing pictures of themselves doing regular-people things like reading a book, chilling at the beach, licking a knife or posing seductively in a pile of dirt. O.K., maybe not quite like us.
That’s exactly what Australian funny-woman Celeste Barber has been trying to highlight through a series of photos called #celestechallengeaccepted, in which she re-creates celebrity Instagram photos using examples from her own life — with somewhat different results.
Here she is enjoying (or pretending to, as she puts it) a decadent meal in bed, just like supermodel Miranda Kerr.
And getting ready for some much needed shut-eye while channeling Kim Kardashian.
Jennifer Lopez may be a best-selling artist and movie star, but she walks down the street just like all of us do.
And who wouldn’t want to re-create this picture of Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody?
“People are so obsessed with celebrities and celebrities seem to be so obsessed with portraying everyday people,” Barber told Australian broadcaster ABC. “I thought, right, if this is what everyone does — challenge accepted.”
The comedienne, who hosts a show called How Not to Behave, insists she’s only “having a laugh” and not trying to demean any of her subjects.
“I’m very pro-woman. I don’t want to be bashing people like Kim K, I actually think ‘good on her.’ I think she is a smart business woman,” she said. “From hailing a cab like J-Lo [Jennifer Lopez] to beachside yoga sessions — I want to see if I can live like the privileged, rich and famous.”
Spending time with bae just like Nicki Minaj does, for example.
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