Ever looked at a friend's latest selfie and secretly thought, "how the heck does she make herself look so good? She doesn't look like that in real life." Well, the truth is that friend may be using the magical Skinniepix app to make themselves look 15 pounds thinner. 

This new app is available for both Android and iPhone devices, and will cost you 99 cents to download. Basicially, you take a selfie, open it in the app, and then watch as up to 15 pounds withers away from your face in mere seconds.

Sure, we all want to look good in our photos, but does anyone else see a problem an app like this being available to a society already so obsessed with appearances? Teenagers are already selfie driven, and most of them already suffer from distorted body images; isn't an app like this just fueling that negative fire?

The creators of the Skinniepix app disagree. In fact, they say it should be used as inspiration to get healthy. Hmmmm.....of course I had to try it out.

Here is the "Before"...

 

Shannon Zimmerman, Townsquare Media

And the "After"....

 

 

Need a side-by-side comparison to truly appreciate my magical 15 pound weight loss?

 

 

That, my friends, is what you call a total waste of 99 cents.

What do you think?

 

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