If your own selfie attempts make you look pallid/shadowy/fatigued, you’re probably wondering how those Angels do it. Is it simply good genes? Is it the pro makeup? Have they installed mini lamps inside their faces to make their skin glow (literally)?
Well, we finally have an answer, and it’s all thanks to Alessandra Ambrosio’s latest Instagram post.
Last night, the 34-year-old shared the following photo, taken from her “lab” in Berlin (she’s on a #europeantour, apparently).
At first glance, it was just your regular, candid happy snap.
However, if you can pull your eyes away from her beautiful, other-worldly face for a moment, take a look in the mirror. Go on, look closer:
As you can see, Ambrosio has employed the help of not one but two lamps either side of her phone to ensure flattering lighting.
The image quality is a little dodgy, but it appears the model's phone is actually on some kind of stand and she's outstretched her arm to keep the lights in place.
We're assuming Ambrosio didn't mean for us to see this behind-the-scenes infrastructure, but she's not the first selfie-snapper to be foiled by an inconveniently-placed mirror.
Ahh, reflective surfaces: shattering social media optical illusions since Instagram was invented.