If you’re going to fake something for Instagram, IKEA is pretty much the perfect place to do it.
YouTuber Natalia Taylor tricked her followers into believing she took a luxurious tropical vacation in Bali, but she really just went to Ikea. Dressed in a bright pink dress she bought for a much more local trip to Vegas, she and a photographer had a guerrilla photoshoot in Ikea’s model rooms.
Despite the Easter eggs she left in the photos — in one, she posed in front of a tag that literally said Ikea — Natalia successfully tricked her fans.
“I mean that’s not a lie, it’s just not the life you think I’m living,” she said when one follower congratulated her on living her best life.
It’s not the first time someone’s faked a vacation to make a statement. YouTubers have been tricking their fans since 2018 in an effort to show them how fake social media can be, no matter how authentic it looks.
Similarly, Natalia wants her followers to know that everything isn’t as it seems.
“Don’t trust everything you see on the internet,” she said.