The Before and After Files #10

    Wow. This one is pretty radical.

    The Photoshopped image changed the entire color of my face and body. I really like my skin tone normally and it’s strange to see myself go from rosy to…not so rosy.

    The retouch also makes my arms thinner, but not impossibly (and heartbreakingly) thin like Ralph Lauren’s advertisement in 2009 of model Filippa Hamilton:

    [Image: Ralph Lauren]

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    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.


    1. I’m petite, and my arms look about as thin as hers in the Ralph Lauren photo, but I’m just undersized. Still. I don’t have a waist that looks like I’m wearing an overkill corset. =/ That’s definitely an issue.

    2. Ya know it’s funny, cuz a lot of these the originals look way better than the retouched ones. A lot of what they do just isn’t natural, and it’s often presented as if is. Retouching can do some cool things like clearing up skin, but it’s presenting a false image and is essentially a lie.

    3. Dude that bottom picture is just INSANE! Like, seriously, I think people would DIE if they were that skinny! It doesn’t even look good…like honestly, she would look way prettier if they would just leave in the fat. XD Not to mention the freakishly skinny body makes her head look big.

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