It's only natural for us to want to look our best in our photos. That's why we put on our Sunday best. That's why we smile. "Get my good side," people will tell the photographer. There are all kinds of little adjustments we'll make to get just the right pic. It's not vanity – it's humanity. Who wants to look at a bad picture of themselves?
Is it any wonder that people who are in the public eye and make a career out of being seen might try harder for perfection than the rest of us? The problem with all that perfection is that it warps expectations for the rest of us. At least some of them know it, though, and are willing to speak up about it.