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Brittney Spears Just Got Real in a Hilarious Instagram Post

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As if we didn’t already have enough reason to love her, the Queen of pop just gave us a much-needed reminder that even our favorite stars are just like us, after all – well, sort of…

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On Monday, October 5th, the goddess of crop-tops and smokey-eyes took a break from her signature style to give us a hilarious glimpse at the making of a perfect post. Or, as she likes to call it, “Instagram vs. Reality.” What’d she have to say for herself?

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Instagram versus Reality !!!! I wanted to show you what I really look like on a daily basis 🤓 !!!! I can get insecure when photos are taken of me that I’m not prepared for ….. so I have always put so much effort into my appearance … but you know sometimes it’s nice to not try so hard and pull down your walls every now and then !!!! It takes a lot of strength to do that !!! PS another fun fact about me …. instead of cheerleading I played ball 🏀 in school and I was the point guard … I called the shots 😜🎪 but dear God we sucked … we only won 3 games each season 😂🙊🤣 !!!!! Psss in these pics ….. I was trying to fix a light 💡 but realized I was too short 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️😂😂😂😂 !!!!

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“In these pics… I was trying to fix a lightbulb but realized I was too short,” the petite beauty joked. Ditching her signature, glammed-up shots, the dressed-down pop star “wanted to show what I really look like on a daily basis” as Brit put it.

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But that wasn’t all she had to say for herself. Sporting glasses and a fresh, bare face, the youthful 38-year-old also took the time to shed light on a growing problem: the pressures of social media. We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

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“I can get insecure when photos are taken of me that I’m not prepared for… so I have always put so much effort into my appearance,” the star revealed. “But you know, sometimes it’s nice to not try so hard and pull down your walls every now and then.”

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As she put it, “it takes a lot of strength to do that!” Safe to say, we couldn’t agree more, Brit. In fact, we not only admire the star for embracing her unfiltered, beautiful self – but we can’t get enough of it!

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Of course, we weren’t the only ones eager to catch this rare sighting of Brit. In only a matter of time, the viral post racked up thousands of likes, including endless uplifting comments. “More pics like this!!!! Natural and cute,” Instagram user, @calamityga wrote.

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Even her boyfriend rushed to the ‘gram to show his love. “Oh come on! The @lakers & @kingjames need you!” Sam Asghari joked. But while we’re not so sure we’ll be catching her on the courts anytime soon, we sure hope to be seeing more of these beautiful shots…