Like many people these days, it’s always easier to shop online from the comfort of your home than in a store. So when you go to your favorite clothing website and you see a model wearing a shirt you want you automatically imagine that is how you are going to look in the shirt. But when they make the models waists practically as small as their necks, does this mean that is what they want you to look like in the clothes?
Did you know that many celebrities have people who will PhotoShop their images before they get sent out to the tabloids? These people know they have a unreal image to obtain and they have to keep it up at all times. They can’t let a photo of what they really look like end up in a tabloid or on the internet.
Kim Kardashian found it necessary to trim down her waist and thighs in a photo from a vacation. There was nothing wrong with Kim’s original picture but does this show you that celebrities like us are uncomfortable with their body images?
Here are some images of your favorite celebrities with images that have been PhotoShopped.
Jessica Alba who already has a perfect figure was trimmed down even more and was given a PhotoShop tan.
Kiera Knightly had a instant boob job and tan with PhotoShop for one of her movie posters to make her more appealing to men.
Faith Hill was able to look like a twenty year old again in Redbook.
Kourtney Kardashian’s dress changed from a white to purple and OK! Magazine slimmed her down quite a bit. For an article on how she lost her baby fat so fast should people see the truth? If Kourtney can’t lose it that quick how would you be able to?
This video was put together by Dove for their Campaign for Real Beauty. Dove also has the Dove Self Esteem Fund to help young women feel confident in themselves. This video is a great example of how a women who looks like someone you see around everyday can be turned into a model that looks nothing like how she really looks in real life. Many people are forgetting that this is the same for actresses and anyone that we see in magazines.
Crystal Renn was told if she wanted to model she would have to lose ten inches from her waist. Within three years, Renn lost 90 pounds and was in ill health. Her agency praised her for her sickly thin frame. Renn finally realized what she was doing was unhealthy and had cost many models their lives. She decided to change agencies to Ford Modeling and is now one of the most successful plus size models. Renn wrote a book Hungry, which is about her life as a model suffering from anorexia to where she is now. Crystal Renn I believe has the power to help stop PhotoShop in magazines and adds!
The American Medical Association (AMA) acknoledged the fact that altered images of unrealistic bodies contribute to a unfair expectation of an appropriate body image. The most impressionable by this are children and adolescents. The AMA also expressed how there have been many studies linking retouched images of the media to eating disorders and other health problems. Dr. Barbara McAneny said, “The appearance of advertisements with extremely altered models can create unrealistic expectations of appropriate body image.” ‘We neet to stop exposing impressionable children and teenagers to advertisements portraying models with body types only attainable with the help of photo editing software.