The younger crowd of social media users has taken to a new trend called the #DontJudgeChallenge.
The “challenge” is to change one’s entire appearance – makeup, hair, and clothing – to make oneself look like what society sees as unattractive.
So teens dress up as what they consider to be unattractive then cover the camera lens with their hand. When they lift their hand, they reveal a version of themselves that society considers beautiful.
The idea behind the hashtag #DontJudgeChallenge, according to the kids who are doing it, is to not judge a book by its cover.
One young girl wanted to break that mold. So she did the challenge in reverse.
Jamie-lee Girvan posted a video to her Facebook of the challenge.
The video starts with Jamie-lee in full hair and makeup. When she takes her hand off the camera, her face is bare, she removes her wig to show her bald head, and waves her finger in disapproval of those who have participated in the challenge.
“This is what u should really do remove all the fake s*** and don’t judge cause we were born to be different so be who you are and be happy,” Jamie-lee wrote on the post.
The video was well-received as comments came flowing in about Jamie-lee’s bravery.
“Wow. This is so inspiring & amazing! Well done,” John Riley wrote.
“So much respect for you,” Teagan Baxter wrote.
“One word…Wow, I dont know you at all but this is inspirational to a lot of people. You are stunning,” Sophie-leigh Wilson wrote.
The video was posted Monday and has more than 4.5 million views and more than 123,200 shares.
“It’s not about the veiws [sic] it’s about how strong and amazing this girl is and how many people she inspires i look up to you jamielee such an amazing heart to beable [sic] to do this !! You go girl,” Ellie Rawlings wrote.