When Victoria Pendleton posed for one of the magazines, the editors airbrushed her back in order to make it “less muscly”.
The beauty accepted in a column she wrote for Zest that she was indeed disappointed by that decision. She shared that when she saw the photos on the day of the photoshoot, she felt proud of her back muscles, but when the magazine made her back look smoother and “less muscly”, she did end up feeling bad about it. She said: “when the picture was printed, my back was smooth and practically muscle free. They’d softened it all, and I was so disappointed because I’d put a lot of work into that! I guess, in their opinion, being muscly isn’t that attractive in a woman. But surely if you take a picture of an athlete, you’d expect to see some muscle, wouldn’t you?”
Well, we totally agree with you, Victoria.
Cameron Diaz has always been appreciated for her curves, but she has put on a leaner and more athletic look over the last few years. And photographers and editors don’t really care about that – as long as they are allowed to airbrush the photos to make her look a certain way. In this image, we can notice how the editor airbrushed the abdominal “v-cuts”, as it makes her look more muscular.
As if Lady Gaga already doesn’t look spectacular, the Vogue magazine decided to Photoshop her photograph for their magazine cover by altering her hips and boobs to really new levels!
When behind the scenes photos from the shoot were released, people were left wondering why the magazine did that to her already perfect photos. Amy O’Dell, who works at Buzzfeed, was right to point out that there wasn’t any point in having original photoshoots if the magazines are going to use only a “photo illustration” in the end. We agree!
However, Lady Gaga wasn’t upset with the pictures at all. In fact, she was happy, and she tweeted: “Aah, the Vogue Express dropped off the September issue yesterday morning! I’m a covergirl and it’s fab! Can’t wait to show u tonight!”