Don't believe everything you see...

You all have got to run through this slide show from Newsweek magazine. They show you oodles of examples of how magazine photos are changed to make women look thinner and more perfect.

I love a pretty magazine cover as much as the next girl, but in these cases they would have had perfectly lovely photos even without the trickery! And hello, we girls don't need to compare ourselves to women who are impossibly perfect.

Check it out!
Unattainable Beauty Slide Show

Think pink!
Jemma

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Anonymous StrawberryCream818 said...

Wow. I never knew that celebs do that much changing before it's printed on magazines! I knew they did some, but not that much! I think lots of girls should see that because they're trying to get bodies like that.
-StrawberryCream818

February 1, 2010 at 11:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, they really can change a persons body!!
Eva,12

February 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow eyeopener
I just hope that other girls would understand it too
PLS rules
Green Girl

February 2, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Anonymous A.Girl said...

well, I find it a bit hard tosee the difference but i know they change them xxx
Bookmark PLS now!!!!!

February 3, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow some of thoses photos scared me! People should never, ever be that thin. I just hope girls don't try to compare themselves to those people!

February 5, 2010 at 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... i like the original photos more o.O the people in the photoshopped ones look really unhealthy.. they remind me dead fish >_>" good thing i don't like reading magazines like that, i don't have anything to compare myself to

February 5, 2010 at 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the the original pictures more than the photoshopped ones, they photoshopped ones looked so fake and unhealthy!!!

February 6, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would luh-v to look like them

February 8, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa i never knew that! but it would be nice to look like your healthy strong and your body is in perfect shape.

February 9, 2010 at 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa thats really...i dont know like a bad influence on us girls cause we are always comparing ourselves to what like celebritys and other famous peolpe look like but its fake so were comparing ourselves to a scam.

February 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous lexy said...

omg i can't belive how different the people got i kind of fell better about myself now !!!!!

February 9, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive seen how alot of celeb pics are photoshopped and i didnt know they do it so much! i wonder if the celebs are wishing they looked like the photoshopped pics of them...........

February 10, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous corox2 said...

Wow! I can't believe so many pictures are photoshopped.

February 13, 2010 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger garza1227 said...

WOW! me too

February 13, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really suprised! I think make up i just for fun. Skin cremes that say "We'll wipe away your wrinkles" just make people feel bad about themselves.

February 18, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous kity9 said...

I never want any of that to happen to me!

February 20, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Anonymous mya said...

wow, my little cousin was trying to have a body like Jessica Simpson . now i have to tell her to stop and look closely.

February 21, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow where i live everyone wants to be skinny and im way not skinny but that makes be feel a bit better

February 22, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLZ HELP!!
I broke up with my bf last year n its been a while. but now i think i may like him again!! well...actually, i dun lyk him..i like being in a relationship n feeling liked n stuff. cuz he rly used to like me..but now he likes this other girl, who may or may not like him. idk. if he liked me then i would like him more, but he doesnt. n i kinda broke up with him, cuz i ignored him and stuff. n he got the message. but we never talked about it...he thot that i told my friends we broke up because they joked around n said stuff like 'oohh she broke up with you' but i didnt say anything 4 real 2 them! its SUPER confusing...i wish we could talk it out but its gonna be SOOO weird..im shy and quiet n besides, he doesnt txt me back wen i txt him n he doznt talk alot to me @ school.....its so complicating. n we had such a great relationship be4. I MISS THAT. but...i miss the relationship, not HIM. i miss that he was such a great bf, n i feel bad because what i did........but he likes some1 else now, n i like himm...
PLEASE HELP. what should i do n how????

February 23, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Ari:) said...

OH MY GOODNESS. The Madonna pic was the one that impressed me the most. It's such a big and fake difference with the reality. I think they should just photograph people for who they really are instead of making them someone completely different for a little fake fashion magazine. All those pics do is make other people feel bad about themselves and think these women are perfect when in fact it's not even close. Don't you think?

March 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool, i guess. that was kinda wierd.

March 17, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Simi said...

I don't worry about my weight, I am 9 stone which is good because I am 5ft 5/6 so it's the right weight, but i have lots of fat on my tummy and thighs and butt that I want to get rid of. Help?

THINK PINK!
Simi
x

April 12, 2010 at 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool

April 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger su said...

Wow! I knew people were photoshopped but now I know exactly what they photoshop. It's not a good influence on kids either because some kids would luh-v to be just as skinny as models but they are bone thin and photoshopped even more to look even thinner!

April 24, 2010 at 2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YEP..UR TOTTALLY RIGHT.. about the the "changing" part..infact it's totally un believably TRUE..100% ..hope 4 goodness sake that the girls won't EVER compare themselves from those pictures!!

May 4, 2010 at 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 words.I LOVE YOU!!!!XD

May 23, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the people on the magazines r not 100% perfect. plus they r WAY Too thin. they make themselves so thin it's not healthy.

May 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

OMG! That is so amazing. I knew that making pictures of people look real, but I never knew that they changed it that much!

June 11, 2010 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ralph Lauren was is flat-out SCARY! I'm only ten years old but like 5 foot 2, so when I need a size 12 jeans instead of 10 I feel fattish. I really need to remember
1: I'm tall and
2: I am beautiful, no matter what!

Really, I wisj all the weight talk would stop- just eat healthfully and exercise , and we'd all be fine!

June 14, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Anonymous tami said...

OMG!!! They look like skeletons!!!! that is really unhealthy even though it is photoshopped.

June 14, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

wow i like Tira banks and all but wow those girls r hot rod beautiful! and botox!

June 21, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always thought that girls on magazines and in books and stuff that was the real tem! I guesss i was wrong, this is amazing

July 3, 2010 at 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!! the ralph lauren one was just plain not healthy!!! then they went and photo shopped this already unhealthy girl this is terrible!!! like being over weight and wayyy to skinny are both bad but no one ever talks about that... this is a good thing to show to TWEENS cuz they have no idea that ppl actually photoshop pics like that and they dont realize how easy it is.

July 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like retouching photos, but not like THAT!

September 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM  

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