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The Before and After Files #6

I think this particular Before and After is an example of a true photoshop shocker.

My waist is cinched in so expertly that the folds of my shirt in the “after shot” look absolutely natural and I went from a size 6 to about a 2.

My locks are given more volume, when my hair isn’t naturally that voluminous! When you study how magazine ads and covers are made, you realize it’s about more than just taking away natural flaws. They also add elements to enhance the model or actress like making her hair bigger, changing her skin tone, cinching her waist and slimming her arms, etc. to “balance the image.” It’s completely unrealistic!

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Image: Nicole Weider


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  1. Posted by on October 24, 2011 at 15:43

    Wow, i always knew that they photoshopped good, but i didn’t know it was so dramatic! That’s crazy.. at least i know now why they look so “flawless”.

  2. Posted by on October 6, 2011 at 05:52

    The crazy thing is that you’re beatuful without the photoshop!

  3. Posted by on September 11, 2011 at 19:35

    Hi Nicole!

    I have a quick question: When you model, do you get to keep your clothes that you model in?



    • Posted by Nicole on September 11, 2011 at 22:08

      sometimes! but very rarely. You would be surprised! modeling isn’t as great as people make it out to be!

  4. Posted by on August 22, 2011 at 18:47

    It is the job of most of these magazines to promote designers and sell clothing. I’m sorry, but I would rather buy clothes I saw on a disgustingly attractive woman than on a not-so-attractive woman.

  5. Posted by on August 7, 2011 at 18:13

    So I stumbled on the website because of Facebook and found something that made me feel beautiful AND loved by God. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • Posted by Nicole on August 7, 2011 at 22:40

      you’re welcome! God led you to it for a reason!

  6. Posted by on August 5, 2011 at 19:55

    how’d they do that to your hair?

    anyway, I’m gonna be a noncomformist and not just say “ohh the left looks better” just because I know that’s how you really look, but you look really good on the right too and almost exactly the same TBQH.

  7. Posted by on July 28, 2011 at 19:35

    Its when stuff so extreme like this happens it makes you wonder if the advances in technology are really that great :/

  8. Posted by on July 14, 2011 at 07:51

    Fabulous website.
    Bout time someone young and pretty stood for what is right!
    Bless you.

  9. Posted by on July 13, 2011 at 18:37

    Wow I cant believe they would lie to the public!!

  10. Posted by on July 11, 2011 at 14:28

    what i dont get is if you’re so against Photoshop, why do you still do it? why are there “before and after” pics to even begin with. and even if these are just to show up the truth, its still the photoshopped ones you put on Facebook and stuff

    • Posted by Nicole on July 12, 2011 at 16:55

      I see what you’re saying.. and I’m going to use a ‘no photoshop’ one at the top from now on!

  11. Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 07:22

    That IS messed up. When you look at pictures like this that slim your waist down, it does look unrealistic. You always look perfect in your original images, and the fact that they have to make you look like a size 2 is absurd. Not everyone can be as petite as Taylor Switft, and there are plenty of curvy girls out there who stand out and are naturally beautiful. Why can’t you be one of those girls?

  12. Posted by on July 7, 2011 at 18:41

    They don’t realize that a lot of girls think that these pictures of women on the covers are real. I’m glad they are getting rid of photoshop.

  13. Posted by on July 7, 2011 at 10:38

    wow. it is just so different its like they make a whole new person

  14. Posted by on July 7, 2011 at 09:29

    I think you look beautiful the way you are, Nicole 🙂 And I love your hair, it’s a beautiful color.

  15. Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 19:06

    I will never feel like my hair is too flat again! 🙂

  16. Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 18:57

    they completely changed the shape of your face, too! if i saw that, i wouldn’t know it was you 🙁

  17. Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 17:47

    Gosh ur so beautiful !!!! i have so much respect for u Nicole i couldnt take a photo of myself and point out my flaws on a website to millions of people. u are so strong and im so proud that there is people like you in the world you are helping so many people thats wat i hope God has in store for me i want to do something to make this world better or help just like you. Nicole, u r amazing and im so glad God has put u in my path 🙂
    <3 ya Nicole and thanks

    • Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 16:40

      I completely agree with Lucy. This is an incredible movement, God bless you.

    • Posted by Nicole on July 7, 2011 at 16:01

      Lucy- your kind and encouraging words just made my day!! thank you so much. 🙂 You are so sweet!

  18. Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 17:45

    Odd thing is they didn’t even change your shadow. So where your waist is cut it still has the same shadow as before, even if it’s been faded into the background

    • Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 09:38

      Oh whoa, that’s weird! Didn’t notice that!

  19. Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 17:37

    Why would they do stuff like that???

    • Posted by Nicole on July 6, 2011 at 17:45

      because they want to sell their products to us girls, so if we see a ‘perfect’ looking woman in the ad, we will want to look like her so we’ll buy the stupid product they are advertising. It’s messed up.

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  21. Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 17:36

    you really can’t tell much the pictures are to dark.

    • Posted by Nicole on July 6, 2011 at 17:45

      I know it is dark.. im sorry about that. save it to your desktop and then zoom in, you can see it better that way.