Women React To Being Photoshopped As Cover Models
Flawless models and perfect-looking celebrities are all around us. We see their perfect bodies on magazine covers and their smooth skin on ads and billboards. Girls today grow up having a distorted view on what ‘Beauty’ really is, and many of them aspire to look like the photoshopped version of the famous people they love – flawless and perfect. Check out this video of ‘real’ women react to being photoshopped into cover girls with flawless bodies and perfect skin, the way they always wanted to look like.
This experiment and beautiful video was (surprisingly) made by BuzzFeed. They brought in four women for a professional studio photo shoot, and then the photos were sent to a professional retoucher. The retoucher did what magazines usually do for their cover images – he fixed all the imperfections. He made them thinner, he removed any blemishes, fixed their hair and made them ‘cover ready’.
The last step of the experiment was to reveal the results and show the retouched images to each of the four women. They expected to love it because they knew they will look flawless, just like in magazines. But when they saw the results, instead of loving it, it left them confused. It also made them appreciate the way they REALLY look, which is the most important part of this experiment.
GIF animation via Buzzfeed