Brazil is Happiest Place on Earth, According to Instagram

Move over, Disneyland! According to data from Instagram, the real happiest place on Earth is a lot farther south.... in gorgeous Brazil! Whether it's because of the sandy beaches, the year-round sunshine, or the amazing food and culture, Brasil is home to some of the happiest people. 

Jetpac City Guides compiled the controversial list based on Instagram data and shared photos. Basically, the app searches photos for smiles and awards each locale a "smile score." Brazilians apparently love to "say cheese" in their snapshots, because the Latin American hotspot took home the top prize. 

Need proof? Here are five reasons Brazilians are the happiest people ever:

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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