Jennifer Love Hewitt gets candid about Instagram filters: 'I do not look like this'

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is just like us— she's effected by the smoke and mirrors of Instagram filters. (Image via Getty Images)
Jennifer Love Hewitt is just like us— she's effected by the smoke and mirrors of Instagram filters. (Image via Getty Images)

Jennifer Love Hewitt is getting real about the impact of Instagram's beauty filters.

The 43-year-old "Ghost Whisperer" actress took to Instagram over the weekend to share a video of herself playing with the "perfecting" filters available on Instagram.

Hewitt cautioned fans not to be fooled by the video — even thought she admitted she liked how the filter made her look.

"I do not look like this," Hewitt said to her more than a million followers in the clip. "I wish I did. But I don't. But I wish I did. But I don't."

Fans quickly responded to the "9-1-1" star's post and applauded her for her transparency and advocating for natural beauty.

"It's crazy how we are all perfect to everyone else— besides ourselves," one Instagram user replied.

"I see the same thing when I do filters on myself," another admitted. "But when I see them on other women, I think it just looks like them with just the slightest touch-up. We’re so hard on ourselves."

"You are literally gorgeous. No filter needed," a fan assured the star.

"You're beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. I'm so tired of seeing these filters on everyone, but also can't stop using them myself because I'm scared to not meet current beauty standards," someone else commented. "It's such a toxic cycle. But it ends with more people like you speaking up about these unrealistic filters."

Other fans assured the star that she didn't need to long for the filtered version of herself, she's beautiful as is.

Jennifer Love Hewitt's latest Instagram post has fans commiserating with the mom-of-three. (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Jennifer Love Hewitt's latest Instagram post has fans commiserating with the mom-of-three. (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

"You truly look better than this," a fan said. "You've always been beautiful. Real beauty!"

"You are 1,000% prettier without the filter," another echoed.

"You don't need that because you're naturally beautiful. Like, it's actually insane," added another.

This isn't the first time that Hewitt has shared an inspiring post with her fans.

In July 2021, the mom-of-three shared an uplifting photo with the phrase "hot girl summer" crossed out and swapped for a body positive alternative.

"Healthy girl summer, healing girl summer, intuitive girl summer, grateful girl summer, authentic girl summer, happy girl summer, nurturing girl summer," she wrote instead.

"The best kind of girl summer!" one fan responded. "Love this."

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