Why do some celebrities, singers and online personalities (bloggers) choose to have an "IMAGE" they want people to see? Because people hate us when we're REAL. People have this "perfect" mentality where they expect people to walk, talk, look and dress to what would fit their perception of what perfect is.
So, when you're real and show them the real you, the real way you talk, you dress, you walk, you look? THEY HATE ON YOU. They call you names and even curse you. That's why, it's not rare that celebrities and even us bloggers choose an IMAGE they want people to see US as.
Take this dress as an example. I've had this for 3 years unused in my closet. I told myself, "There's no way I can wear this in the Philippines! People are either going to stare at me, call me names or worse, babastusin lang ako ng mga manyak sa daan." So, I saved it for when I travel abroad. Surely, people abroad have manners and decency to respect other people's choice of makeup, and clothes. I wore it to Singapore last year. Not a single time had I experienced a judging stare from a local in Singapore. But hell, when I showed this outfit on YouTube for my dear followers to see, I GOT TONS OF HATE COMMENTS from random bashers. They called me SLUT, HOE, FUCK GIRL and every bad name you could ever think of. Just because of a dress!! They don't know me in person but had the guts to judge me just by a single outfit. She's Christian, she didn't have a boyfriend until she was 20? Oh no, they won't care. They would call you HOE basing on just 1 OUTFIT.
And that, my friends, is why online personalities sometimes choose to have an image. They don't show you the real them, because for sure, you'd hate on them. But, honestly? I'd rather be hated for who I really am than to be LOVED FOR WHO I AM NOT. I am not Beautiful, I talk like this, eat like that and dress like that. LOVE ME OR HATE ME, BUT THIS IS THE REAL ME.
I am really tired of haters. I am sure my fellow bloggers and YouTubers and other celebrities feel the same way, too. Especially those who have foreign viewers, too. We see the difference and to us, it's really heart-breaking.