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Turns out it's real easy to fake being rich! We show you how!

2015-05-15 09:53

Cape Town - Fake it ‘til you make it. Seems like anyone can be a rich kid these days. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* (Read: Was that SA rich kid a fake?)

Not one to be outdone by others, Channel24 decided to slap together our own little episode of "look how rich I am" as seen on TV.

Of course we’re not rolling in it (because we’re poor journos) but that’s never stopped us before.

We set ourselves a goal. Can you fake being rich to (for some unknown reason) impress people you’ve never met?

The answer? Hell yeah.

Here’s what you need:

A camera phone.

A shopping mall close to where you live.

A good knowledge of Instagram filters.

Here’s what you need to do:

Take photos of the items as seen in our pics below.

Slap on an Instagram filter and add an annoying caption

BOOM you’re fake rich. (That’s it really)

See if we fooled you:

Go to your local department store (Edgars) and take a picture of a designer handbag.

Every rich kid needs a designer wallet to keep their moola in! Play it cool in the Louis Vuitton store when you snap this pic.

Look what I just got!! ?????? #FakeRichKid #NotReal (Read the full story on

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Looks like Rome right? We took this picture from our office in Cape Town.

Loving Europe!! ???? #FakeRichKid #NotReal (Read the full story on

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Have coffee at a luxury car dealership and casually take a snap of this sweet ride.

My new ride!!! ???? #FakeRichKid #NotReal (Read the full story on

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An expensive timepiece is a must. Take a picture at a TAG Heuer store.

Some bling for my bf!! #FakeRichKid #NotReal (Read the full story on

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When dropping your friend off at the airport for his flight to Jozi with Kulula snap a pic of an international aeroplane and pretend you're going on vacay.

Jetting to Paris for lunch! #FakeRichKid #NotReal (Read the full story on

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Last note:

We learned one thing from this exercise: Money can’t buy happiness. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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