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One "social media celebrity" is quitting social media because she says she had become consumed.

18-year-old Australian model and vegan YouTuber Essena O'Neill is quitting social media and launching a campaign to help others who want to make the change themselves.

This might seem trivial, but for someone who made thousands of dollars through social media—her career is now in jeopardy.

And she had a lot of followers:

Essena O'Neill, from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, had over 574,000 Instagram followers, more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and around 60,000 dedicated Snapchat contacts when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity'.

In her final YouTube video, O'Neil describes why she is quitting social media.

"I put my value in numbers, not real life people, moments or my natural passions of art, writing...Posting on Instagram consumed me," she wrote.

"We are not followers, we are beings of individuality and love. I have never felt so free."

She said she is leaving her Instagram and YouTube accounts up as documentation of her journey. She even started changing Instagram captions to reveal the truth about sponsored posts and highly edited photos.

Instead of using popular social media platforms, O'Neill has set up a website and blog,, where she will continue to interact with fans and share her content.

Her first challenge to users? Go social media free for one week.

Could you do it?

Flavor Town of The Day: Supermodel Chrissy Tiegen Dressed as Guy Fieri for Halloween
Via: GQ
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Get ready, because model Chrissy Tiegen is about to take you on a ride through FLAVOR TOWN.

Forget all of those sexy Halloween costumes. Those are so 2014.

Your eyes won't even be able to comprehend her costume. It is so magnificent, so beautiful, so flavorful.

That's right. Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Chrissy Tiegen is Guy Fieri.

She just won Halloween. Go home, everyone.

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Kanya Sesser doesn't need legs to keep moving.

The 23-year-old surfer, motivational speaker and propective para-Olympian is now making $1,000 a day as a lingerie model.

Cosmopolitan tells some of her story:

Modeling is "something fun" that "shows her story," Sesser said. "I'm different and that is sexy, I don't need legs to feel sexy … I love showing people what beauty can look like. These images show my strength."

As a child, Sesser would use a skateboard, not a wheelchair, to get around, which spurned her love of sports early on. In addition to the modeling, she's currently training to compete in the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.

According to the Huffington Post UK, Sesser's reportedly landed modeling jobs with Nike, Rip Curl Girl, and Billabong.

She also uses a skateboard instead of a wheelchair.

She's just so cool.

Well, the weekend happened. The first one after Labor Day.

Did it feel more like fall? Did you spend it watching football? Enjoying the last bit of summer?

However you laid back this weekend, you probably missed some of the best stuff that went down, Internet-side. That's where we come in.

Here's some of what happened over the last few days.

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Diva Kid, american apparel, Brendan Jordan, model,
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This kid is really going places.

After winning the world over with his Lady Gaga inspired dance moves in the background of a live TV news broadcast, Brendan Jordan is now a model at American Apparel.

The company explains its decision in the ad:

We were inspired by Brendan after seeing his fearless act of spontaneity and applaud his efforts with the LGBTQ community. His favorite styles of ours include the Clear PVC Circle Skirt and anything high-waisted.

He now has 37k Twitter followers and was recently interviewed by Queen Latifah.

Jordan also launched an entertaining Youtube series following his viral moment, answering fan Q&A, discussing his coming out process and - in the most recent video (below) - showing off his American Apparel Black Friday haul.

Via: Orion Pax
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LEGO artist Orion Pax spent two months studying the two Ghostbuster films and its animated TV series adaptation as part of his ambitious project to construct the most accurate LEGO brick model of the team's firehouse headquarters.

Hat tip to Flavorwire!

Via: Talapz
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Japanese LEGO brick artist Talapz showcases his super intricate pop-up model of Tōdai-ji, a well-known Zen Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan.

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