Photo: Gabbie Hanna – from her Instagram | By Nathan Gunn, Tone Deaf, The Brag | Gabbie Hanna, a popular YouTuber, faked her entire Coachella trip to highlight how easy it is for people to lie online – her fans totally fell for it! Let’s be real, we currently live in a world where Coachella has become more about outfits than who’s performing.
One YouTuber decided she’d fake her entire Coachella experience, after hearing people claim they weren’t looking forward to the popular American festival, and were only going for the Instagram photos.
Gabbie Hanna, the YouTuber in question, has 3.8 million followers online. She thought of the idea after seeing another internet star, Carolyn Stritch’s fake Disneyland trip just last year. Stritch proved to a tee, that you just can’t believe everything you see on social media. Mostly, because half the time it’s Photoshopped or filtered.
Hanna explained in her video: “I know a lot of people who go to Coachella. I talked to a lot of them and they weren’t looking forward to it,” after which she went on to say it takes weeks of outfit preparation to prepare for such an event.
“It feels like a lot of work for something you’re not enjoying,” she continues.
“There are a lot of people who go to Coachella who do not enjoy the experience just because they’re going for Instagram pictures and that to me feels stressful.”
Alas, Hanna thought, what if she could ‘get the Coachella Instagram picture, without going to Coachella? Best of both worlds.’
Hanna went full steam ahead into her ‘Coachella mission’, packing like she was going to Coachella, and heading to her friend’s house to make it look like she was in an Airbnb. Her first hurdle came to being when she didn’t have the iconic festival wristband – a staple in just about every influencer’s festival snaps.
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