Anchor posts ‘before and after’ photos to emphasize what ‘makes you stronger’

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A before and after photo of an anchor at Fox 17 West Michigan, WXMI, has gone viral.

Deanna Falzone, who anchors the station’s morning newscasts, posted a photo on Facebook Oct. 11, 2019 of what she looked like arriving at work and after hair and makeup.

Falzone was running late that day for her anchor shift that the station due to her sick 3-month-old baby. She normally gets up at 3 a.m. to get to work.

She arrived at work late that day — with her shirt inside out. She also noted she hadn’t washed her hair in some time.

Despite that, she was camera ready thanks to “dry shampoo, bronzer and coffee.”

The post came into the national spotlight earlier in 2020 and “Good Morning America” did a story on it for its website.

“Let’s be honest…we’re all a hot mess, just pretending to have it all together (or maybe some days we actually do). I’ll tell you what, my anxiety has been at an all time high lately. It always is when I work through a life change. But every day I’m trying (some days I do a better job than other days), but I’m trying,” she wrote in the post.

“So, don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t let what you see on social media fool you into thinking that’s reality. It’s what happens ‘behind the scenes’ that’s always the hardest, but also what makes you stronger,” she continued.