A recent Kate Upton photo has set the critics on fire because of the obvious gaffe made in creating the final version using Photoshop.
“I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I would love to wear spaghetti tops braless or go for the smallest bikini designs. I know I say I wish I had smaller boobs — and that’s true because at least twice a day I wish that. But the grass is always green, as they say! If I could just take them off like they were clip-ons.”
As we all know by now, fashion magazines featuring airbrushed models have been the norm for years. When computers came into the picture even videos could be touched up to make models appear flawless, but these techniques can sometimes go way too far in distorting how a woman naturally appears.
One stunning example of an editing oops is a photo taken for Harper’s Bazaar as part of an interview with her fitness trainer David Kirsch entitled “Kate Upton’s Trainer Spills Her Fitness Secrets”. In it, Kate appears to be missing a chunk of her right armpit:
Kate Upton’s bikini body secrets, revealed: http://t.co/sRKMQrveFr pic.twitter.com/g2UAOMEaPI
— Harper’s Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) May 27, 2014
The interview itself was about as weird as the Kate Upton photo. Kirsch is basically telling women that they have to exercise at least an hour and a half each day in order to have a chance at a modeling career:
“Do a couple of high intensity circuits a day. You aren’t going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated or something, so the pressure isn’t there. Make time for one or two circuits first thing in the morning. No one can tell me they don’t have 10 or 15 minutes extra minutes a day. I don’t believe it. You don’t have to do 90 minutes.”
Yet, at the same time, Kate Upton’s armpit photo seems to undermine that statement since it’s pretty obvious that even with all the exercise the photo editors will still hold sway on the final image created for magazines.