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The Before and After Files #4

This is the same dress as you saw in my “before and after” from last week, but you’ll see something revealing in the shot here: The waspish waist the photographer created with a little Photoshop magic.

The ironic thing is: I think my waist looked pretty good in the “before” shot! Goes to show that even though something may look fine for your own expectations, the media creates something almost entirely unrealistic to aspire to.

To see the entire photo, click here!

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by JesusFreak3278 on October 10, 2014 at 11:50

    Ok for all of you guys who keep saying how it doesn’t matter if she’s a model because she chose to wear them, she’s immodest, blah blah blah, I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. I know that sounds harsh but please hear me out! If you read Into the Light (you can download it easily for free), Nicole’s autobiography, you’ll see that she WAS a Victoria’s Secret model and wore a lot of revealing stuff for photo shoots BEFORE she came to Christ. I don’t know for sure but I’m 99% certain this was a photo from before then. She posted these pictures to show us how editors Photoshop models (also mentioned in her book) and how they want the models to look (again, read the book). So please stop making all these judgments about Nicole. I totally agree that Godly girls should be modest, but I don’t think its fair that many of you are judging her without knowing the whole story.

  2. supergirl55

    Posted by supergirl55 on December 14, 2013 at 14:06

    Do you get cold with the wind blowing in your face all the time?

  3. wildwolf1300

    Posted by wildwolf1300 on August 26, 2013 at 19:07

    I love the before pic its really pretty but I love the look of the dress in the after pic not the girl just the dress its a lot more black I love black things but I not Goth im a godly girl

  4. Crossed1996

    Posted by Crossed1996 on August 17, 2013 at 10:58

    I actually think I like the before picture much better in this shot. The after picture looks too fake.

  5. Tori1314

    Posted by Tori1314 on August 13, 2013 at 17:48

    They also make you much paler… I love the before shot better then the after to be totally honest!

  6. pipo_star

    Posted by pipo_star on January 28, 2013 at 12:47

    Dumb media and other stuff who push the mentality of the so called idea “beauty.” God made every girl to be beautiful in His eyes. True beauty is a lady that seeks Jesus and being an example to her surroundings.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by dooodlebug95 on January 17, 2013 at 16:08

    Your arms are also much thinner…that’s just ridiculous.

  8. AChild0fGod

    Posted by AChild0fGod on January 5, 2013 at 15:07

    I like the dress in the second photo better, but you look a lot healthier in the first shot!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Beca on December 24, 2012 at 21:53

    It’s crazy how society wants so much out of just us people. Everyone’s perfect just the way they are, we don’t need to be shown what our flaws are.

    • Shanell Elise is back

      Posted by Shanell Elise is back on January 8, 2013 at 08:30

      Everyone is perfect just the way they are? It seems you think that everyone life is right just because they are happy. Being happy about who they are does not mean its right

  10. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on November 26, 2012 at 14:36

    Nicole, you look gorgeous, and I would buy this dress in a second!! I’m getting tired of hearing all of these judgements on modesty. She is a grown woman, and can wear what she wants. When you all grow up, you can decide if this type of dress is right for you. I find nothing wrong with wearing something that fits your shape nicely. Love it Nicole!

    • Shanell Elise is back

      Posted by Shanell Elise is back on January 8, 2013 at 08:27

      Sorry hon but there is a problem with the attitude “i can do whatever i want and wear whatever i want” God want’s us to be modest. It does not matter if someone looks cute, showing cleavage and such is immodest and there is nothing wrong with telling someone they are showing to much. It seems society is caring less and less about how people live their lives even when its the wrong lifestyle. Any sane person will step in and say ” Hey girl your pants are falling off, or your shirts a little low cut and we don’t want guys looking at you in that way” You seem tired of hearing about modesty because you feel that showing your body is okay. AllisonGrace i think you need to read and understand why modesty is a good thing for everyone.
      1 Timothy 2:9 says: Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls and costly attire. The dress may fit nicely but there is nothing wrong with covering up the cleavage.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Horsealicious on December 30, 2012 at 15:13

      It does look nice, but we must remember that what we wear can lead our Christian brothers astray.

      Check out 1 Corinthians 8:13

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by makaylarae on November 25, 2012 at 12:14

    Okay I have to agree that maybe there is a bit much cleavage but she is a model…they pick out stuff for her to wear. I don’t think she picked it out, but really I don’t think the dress is that bad. She is a grown woman! Just saying what I think.

    • dancingonhappyclouds

      Posted by dancingonhappyclouds on July 7, 2013 at 08:06

      I agree- she didn’t choose the dress, and the outfit isn’t the point of the article

      • JessaRose

        Posted by JessaRose on August 24, 2013 at 19:27

        I guess I missed something…. I didn’t know Nicole was a model?!?! And even if she is, and even if she doesn’t pick the clothes, in the end she’s the one who makes the decision to put them on and pose in the way she did. Honestly I think her pic in very immodest ( not just the outfit but the way she’s looking) and what with all her ” modest is hottest” I’m really suprised to see this pic!!

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by makaylarae on November 25, 2012 at 12:14

    Okay I have to agree that maybe there is a bit much cleavage but she is a model…they pick out stuff for her to wear. I don’t think she picked it out, but really I don’t think the dress is that bad. She is a grown woman! Just saying what I think. 🙂

  13. PureFashionLover

    Posted by PureFashionLover on November 14, 2012 at 19:11

    Hi Nicole! You look amazing, as usual, although I personally wouldn’t have let myself be photographed in a dress that revealing. One guideline I have for myself is that necklines can’t be any lower than four sideways fingers below the collarbone, and if it is, I wear a cami or tank top underneath-I learned it from an awesome program called “Pure Fashion”! Check it out if you have time!!

  14. Project Inspired

    Posted by hearthobbitses on November 14, 2012 at 14:40

    Seriously! I have experimented photoshoping me and my friends and its sickening what you can do just by shading and erasing! My B.F.F, who is already fairly slim, turned out looking horrid. My dad saw the pictures and said, ‘That’s just gross! A woman needs meat on her! Delete those!’ It’s sad how we tweek people to our liking nowadays.