Plus-Sized Models Reveal The Sinister Truth Of Social Media Photo Editing

Diana Sirokai Callie Thorpe

The camera CAN lie.

We all know that in this day and age, photos of people, particularly women, are edited to get rid of cellulite, wipe away blemishes and quite frankly portray an unrealistic image of how someone is supposed to look.

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However, two plus-sized models are setting out to change this by showing clearly how Photoshop can be used to adapt the look of someone’s body shape.

On Instagram, Diana Sirokai and Callie Thorpe shared a heavily airbrushed picture of themselves alongside the real one and the difference is incredible.

The real photo

Thorpe wrote:

It’s no wonder women are laden with insecurities.

For years we have been subjected to perfect airbrushed and often altered images across the media.

Whilst photoshop has its place and need in some parts of industries this is the extreme when it comes to editing, it just goes to show how much we can really alter ourselves.

I think @dianasirokai and I look perfect just as we are, two friends smiling for a photo. We want to show women that it’s okay to look ‘normal’, to have cellulite, stretch marks and tummies that aren’t flat and toned.

Be happy with you who you are and the skin you are in.

Sirokai went on to say:

The purpose of this was to show you all how magazines and the media takes editing to a different level.

Models and celebrities do not even look like themselves. We live in such a fake world, it’s time to bring real back. Own who you are and slay.

Hats off to these girls for being brave enough to present the truth. Hopefully their post will act as a reminder that all bodies are beautiful as they are and that we shouldn’t have to face up to the unrealistic images that we see so much of on social media.

For more of the same, check out these three photos that show how much people fake it on Instagram.


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