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    The Before and After Files #1

    As a former model, I know firsthand that what you see in the magazine isn’t necessarily what was photographed. In fact, I was once hired to do a photo shoot for Victoria’s Secret and I saw firsthand the photographer’s assistant removing freckles, blemishes, and the super model’s nose and waist smaller for the picture. I couldn’t believe an already gorgeous woman was getting retouched so much for the Victoria’s Secret catalog!

    But it takes an act of courage to show your true self. For that reason, I’m introducing a series called “The Before and After Files.” In these articles, I’ll expose to you what I looked like in the BEFORE photo and then after getting retouched. It’s revealing. And I admit that it’s also somewhat embarrassing. But it’s the real me. And I want to show it to you, so that you feel comfortable showing the real…the beautiful…you.

    Take for instance the work that was done to this photo. Even if your hair isn’t behaving for the photo shoot, don’t worry! Your photographer can fix that (and even change your hair color!) with a few clicks of the mouse! Often, what you’re seeing in an ad (especially for hair products) is nothing like what the model’s hair actually looks like. Someday, I’ll have my photographer make me blond so that you can see how easy it is to trick a magazine reader into believing that what they’re seeing is the real deal!

    Click here to see the full photo.

    Nicole
    Nicole
    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.

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