Woman Asks Random Men To Kiss In Front Of Landmarks To Create Romantic Snaps
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By now, we all know that Instagram isn't reality.
Flawless selfies? They've got a filter on. Delicious looking plates of food? Probably gone cold. And glossy travel photos? They never tell the full story.
Well, one woman has now demonstrated the full extent that some people will go to take the perfect snap, revealing that she staged a romantic couples' snap in Paris by asking a random man to lock lips with her outside the Eiffel Tower.
Sounds a little weird, right? But hear her out. University Grad Kristiana Kuqi, from Kosovo, had always wanted to go to the famous landmark with a partner.
But when she found herself newly single, she found the next best thing, approaching the first attractive man she saw for a smooch as her pal manned the camera.
Luckily, he was game. The campaign manager said: "My ex-boyfriend and I were going to travel to Paris together, amongst other places. When we broke up, I had to rethink my initial plans.
"I've always wanted a picture kissing at the Eiffel Tower. So, I got there with one of my girlfriends and we were taking so many pictures because it was my first time in France.
"I'm looking around and I see a gorgeous guy and think to myself 'you need the romantic picture you've always wanted and now is the chance'."
Since her first successful snog, Kristiana has gone on to ask random men to kiss her in front of various European landmarks.
Destinations in which she took the plunge include Rome's Colosseum and central Kentucky - and both times, she got a yes without even asking the men their names.
After sharing the images on social media, Kristiana has been faced with some who were impressed and - understandably - others who were a little more baffled by her snaps.
"The goal is not to travel the world with your man but to have a man in every part of the world you travel to," one Twitter user wrote in approval.
While another agreed: "This is some next level Queen sh*t".
youre actually... a legend wtf- i need to be on Jersey Shore (@cehrah) November 1, 2019
Sis look at the tension - he fell in love- jazmine . (@OldLaceStarlet) November 2, 2019
The goal is not to travel the world with your man but to have a man in every part of the world you travel to :raised_hands::weary:- :flag_zw:FOREIGNER:flag_zw: (@Kwazi_Nkomo) November 2, 2019
This is cute. But people have bad oral hygiene, I would be terrified.- Confusedphatgirl (@G1ossy) November 3, 2019
Meanwhile, a more judgemental follower wrote: "You literally went around sharing bacteria," as another added: "Someone said pretty girl privilege...."
None of her kisses led to anything more, but for Kristiana it was never even about that.
While it might sound a little odd at first, Kristiana said the social media snaps aren't about pretending she has a boyfriend, but building her confidence and getting over her self-esteem issues.
She said: "It's not really about the picture to me to be honest, I used to have a lot of self-confidence issues and asking a random cute guy to kiss you requires confidence.
"I would always walk away with the biggest smile on my face and feel so confident. It kind of became an adrenaline rush for me.
"Some people have been making comments like 'did you forget about herpes?' but at the end of the day we're all kissing strangers at parties, clubs and on first dates.
"I also think it's a way for sharing a moment of pure sweetness with someone else."
We love your confidence, Kristiana.