For my creative project, I am posing as a professional athlete, conveniently named Profesh Athlete, on Instagram (@profeshathlete). This persona is neither male nor female, simply a figure that is solely meant to be known in the sports world. As an avid sports fan, I follow plenty of athletes on Instagram, and I have noticed a lot of similarities between what these athletes post regardless of their gender, what sport they play, or how popular they are. I have found that they tend to post a lot about their sponsors and endorse products, they promote their own games or matches, and they also post about their personal lives and family. I was most inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Alex Morgan, and Neymar’s instagrams, but I also looked at lower-profile professional athlete instagrams as well such as Bryce Harper and Sue Bird.
Here are screenshots from the account:
Between now and the due date for this project, I am going to get friends to follow this account and comment on the posts as either fans or haters. I will also post more images that relate to topics I haven’t covered yet such as awards shows that athletes also go to.