Flicking through magazines, it’s easy to believe that you’re looking at some of the most beautiful people in the world. After all, they’ve been preened to perfection, styled to within an inch of their lives and can pose better than Zoolander on a good day.
All is not what it seems, however. As beautiful as these celebrities may be, there’s a high chance that they’ve been Photoshopped. They may still be beautiful, but they are definitely prone to the occasional pimple too, just like us mere mortals. The images below highlight this perfectly. Celebrities are human too, after all.
1. Angelina Jolie
She’s still undeniably beautiful.
2. Penelope Cruz
You can really tell the difference when compared to the original photo.
Candice is a plus-sized model who evidently still has to deal with the unrealistic beauty standards of the fashion world.
These images were leaked from a 2013 L’Oreal campaign and have evidently been retouched.
Pop singer Fergie looks considerably younger in the photograph on the right.
The Kardashian clan are often under fire for their use of Photoshop in their Instagram images.
Admittedly, Madonna does still look good for her age.
8. Katy Perry
What’s frustrating is that Katy Perry’s figure is still amazing, yet the editors of Rolling Stone felt the need to edit her.
9. Britney Spears
In 2010, Britney Spears released the photos below “to highlight the pressure exerted on women to look perfect.” She speaks the truth.
10. Kate Moss
The former supermodel has evidently been photoshopped in the picture on the right.
11. Lindsay Lohan
Li-Lo has often come under fire for editing her images posted to social media.
This gives us a stark reminder of how much the media we consume has been edited. It is reassuring to note though, that celebrities look like us. They will still get cellulite, wrinkles and pimples, but just have the luxury of Photoshop every now and again.[viralthread]