‘Fake Famous’ is a documentary on HBO that premiered on February 2, 2021. The documentary claims to be a true story that exposes the reality of Instagram’s famous individuals. The reality was shown through social experiments that involved millions of people without them realizing it.
The documentary is written and directed by Nick Bilton. Olivia Jade, pictured below, was not involved in the documentary.
‘Fake Famous’ has the same vibe as magicians who reveal the secrets to magic tricks. And it’s no more a secret that you can buy anything online, including fame and followers.
Unlike these established figures, the people involved have absolutely no fame.
‘Fake Famous’ shamelessly laid down the facts that all that glitters aren’t gold.
Photoshoots can be staged. They’re just showing you what they want you to see.
This picture of Dominique was staged in the backyard with nice rose petals. Then she tagged a spa, and nobody would know if she really went there.
Bilton, the director, told New York Post, “When you look on Instagram, there are over 140 million people who have over 100,000 followers. How is it that the entire population of Russia can be perceived as famous? It’s not possible.”
He added, “It was really shocking to see how pervasive it was, how much money goes into it, and how the tech companies really don’t have a desire to do anything about it because it inflates their numbers.”
“Online, you can buy pretty much anything you want, including fake friends.”
They were three random strangers nobody knew. They are now three random strangers, and nobody still know them because everything was staged!
Bilton invested in $15,000 to help the three characters grow famous online.
But he personally thinks you only need to spend $2000 to be ‘famous.’
The key ingredient to faux-famous is to keep up the image. Along with your number of followers, you need to keep it up with an equally luxurious, fun lifestyle. Some say ‘fake it ’till you make it.’ Eventually, these fake famous Instagram accounts will start to get real followers.
Natalia faked her whole vacation to Bali, Indonesia.
She laid down her plans and even posted stories, teasing about arriving to her establishment in Bali. She dressed up, did her make up, then finally uploaded multiple posts and tagged ‘Bali.’
All the time while she was at the IKEA!
She totally FAKED it! Natalia laid down all the bare facts about her experiment on her YouTube channel.
Some people only care about numbers, and this puts these famous people in favor. Influencer Marketing Hub reveals that Instagram celebrities with millions of followers are paid thousands of dollars for a single promotion post.
Gabbie Hanna also shows how she faked her whole visit to Coachella in 2019.
Professional editing is all it takes to convince people you’re were you want them to believe.
Vlogger Gabbie Hanna really had it all planned out: the Airbnb stay was her friend’s home. The editing was photographer Kellan Hendry job.
She explained, “I can pull this off because I know people who go to Coachella weekend one and bring twice as many outfits and double up on their outfit each day so that they can pretend like they’re at Coachella weekend two, but they’re not.”
“They’re at home. Social media is a lie. So what I’m doing isn’t that far from reality anyway.”
Instagram does purge followers from time to time to remove bots and spammers. But it doesn’t prevent people from making more.
One of the fake famous member, Chris, also got a photoshoot in a fake private jet.
Yes, this set was built for the purpose of a fake private jet image!
When you put your all into making posts, it really paid off. Wiley didn’t launch off as far as Dominique did.
Back in 2018, people were crowding The Private Jet Experience in LA for cool jet pictures.
It was entrepreneur Matty Mo’s idea to set up a believable private jet setting in Los Angeles. The 33-year-old artist shows just how easy it is to be a pretender on social media with settings like this. The private jet experience allowed people to take lux pictures as if they’re taking a private flight to a beautiful island elsewhere.