Britney Spears, Photoshop Job

Britney’s Cadie’s Ads – Before and After Photoshop

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Every time Britney releases a new batch of Candie’s ads, many notice that the girl in the pink ads is not an accurate representation of the real Britney. More precisely, she is a slimmerized, plastified, photshopped version of Britney. But here’s a brave move: Britney allowed us to see the pre-retouch Candie’s photos and to compare them with the final results. From Daily Mail (who points out some of the differences between the pictures):

Britney Spears has allowed the pre-airbrushed images from a shoot she took part in for fashion firm Candie’s to be used ALONGSIDE the digitally-altered ones, so people can see the difference.

The 29-year-old singer made the extraordinary move in order to highlight the pressure exerted on women to look perfect.

What are your thoughts?

See one more before and after comparison after the jump!

  

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Ashley
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Ashley

Wow, I never thought it would happen but I actually respect something that Britney has done. Is that a pig flying over my head?

Jenn
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Jenn

I agree! Brit finally has done something very cool!! Very happy to see this as the pressure on women to be perfect is absolutely ridiculous.

Mary
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Mary

Nothing wrong with the before. Take note, Candies!

Hydrangea
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Hydrangea

Oh wow, I’m so impressed that she did this. Seeing the changes is really quite interesting. Photoshop does wonders, but she still looks great without all that extra touching done. ^_^ Once the media takes a step in the right direction to stop changing these aspects of our bodies that society has deemed as “flaws” then more women will begin to embrace these characteristics of themselves. Just love yourself and take care of your body. ^_^ And step out with confidence no matter what.

Léa
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Léa

Agree ! I think that because of all the body pressure she suffered to be perfect, she really wants that perfect trenc to end ! and I’m reassured to see the before pictures !

she looks pretty, healthy and normal

saribird
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saribird
i think that the photoshopped version looks much better. but that is for two reasons: 1 – britney is not 17 anymore!!!…. her real figure (and face) show her real age. a pink bathing suit and heels look ridiculous on her. nothing against her figure, she is fit and that’s not even that much cellulite. 2- she doesn’t have exactly the figure anymore to be able to model lingerie they way she once did. she is putting the pressure on her herself. after a succesful career and having two kids i don’t think it is necessary to promote the teenage… Read more »
Ayu
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They made a very bad photoshop job. I would understand if they only airbrushed the cellulite since they always polish the skin, even on skinny models, but they erased her knee, made her calves as thin as her arms and moved her ankle halfay up to her knee..
I think she looks pretty fine without photoshop.

southerngumdrops
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southerngumdrops

i LOVE this! So much respect for her. I understand wanting the model (in this case brit) to look there best, but it never ceases to amazing what lengths editors will go to….the final image always look completely different

CK
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on the first pic not only the bottom is smaler but the thighs are slimmer, so she has barby-like body. i saw more of the unretouched pics from this photoshoot on some site, and i think she looks ok, personally i’d digitally remove a bit of her cellulite (yes a lot of us have it, but it’s not aesthetic,esp if these ads will be hung somewhere in the street of window-shop, at least if i were her, i wouldn’t want everyone to see my cellulite on ad even if they know i have it)), but tha’t the only thingie i’d… Read more »
lp23
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lp23

She does have great dancers legs.
She is never going to look perfect after having two babies.
And she is 28. The Daily Mail have put an extra year on the poor girl lol!

kate
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kate

Yeah, her 29th b-day is not till next December!

Sam
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She’s not turning 29 in December, she’s turning 30!!This bothers me so much. Sometime around 2008-2009, they made her a year younger!! On TV and everywhere! And I know this for sure because I remember when she first got famous, and she was 16 and I was 15. ONE YEAR OLDER THAN ME. And now she’s supposed to be just one month older?? And even then, at “16”, she looked much older!! So who knows how old she really is, but she’s 29 AT LEAST!! Also, her birthday is a few days apart from Christina Aguilera (she was born in… Read more »
L
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Sorry but you’re wrong. Britney Spears was definitely born in 1981, meaning that she’s turning 29 this year.

gen
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It’s like 1984 or something…. Luckily, popstar birthdays really don’t matter in the long run.

Nicole
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Nicole

1981, gen. Lots of great people were born that year. 🙂

Nicole
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Nicole

Nope, she’s definitely 28. Been a fan of hers for 12-13 years and I’m 4 months older than her, always have been, lol. She would’ve graduated with the class of 2000.

kate
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kate

She was 16 when her first single came out and that was in October 1998. By the time it hit the number 1 spot in January 1999 she had just turned 17.

Sarah
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She looks good! Personally I think if they’d given her better shoes her legs-which I’m not saying look bad-would go from good to killer!

7Nyne
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7Nyne
First of all; respect to Britney for doing this. I love to get a look at these kind of things, it makes me feel just a bit better about myself. Second: I think Britney looks fantastic at the before photo as well. She has a lovely, curvy and feminine shape and I’ve always thought; she looked healthy and in shape. I get why they retouch her skin – ’cause they always do – but why her thighs? The girl has gorgeous legs and have always had just that. Rock on Britney, can’t wait for the result of the new photoshoot… Read more »
violet
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violet

she looks really great in the orginal. i understand why they do the skin because everyone has blotchy parts and a bit of cellulite but they really didn’t need to reduce her size because she look slim and healthy in the originals anyway

kate
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kate

Kudos to Britney. Allowing the world to see all your flaws and imperfections takes guts! Although her real body looks awesome regardless.

balthazar
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balthazar

they forgot to point out that they removed the cameltoe

Liz
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She does look great in the before pictures. They shouldn’t have made her skinnier, cuz she looked good the way she was before all the photoshop.

camille
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camille

i really commend her for this. very mature of her… she looked fine in the before picture, i could understand minor touch ups but there really is no need to make every part of her body so much thinner and plastic looking. arms, legs, waist. especially when everyone KNOWS she doesn’t look like that, then why over photoshop?

ade
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I get why they would remove a few spots and maybe the cellulite (though she barely has any, lucky girl), but everything else was just unnecessary. I don’t think she looked any better in the after-photos. I think she looked really fit in the before photos, but the photoshopped ones are just ridiculous. I don’t even find them that attractive, because they’re so obviously not real.

mEEEE
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mEEEE

I think you guys are giving her waaaayyy too much credit for “releasing” this pics; its really not up to her to decide to release these “untouched” pics. She has no self-esteem, so I doubt it she would “allow” us to see such pressures she supposedly has to look perfect, althought those pressures are self-forced, since no one “forced” her to model clothing aimed at tweens and high school girls!

Mizzy
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Mizzy

wow, im so proud of her for actually coming forth and admitting to all the digital retouching, plus letting us see the real images! I think its so easy for celebrities to deny the photoshopping because it may seem like it’s just a little bit here and there, but it adds up to a TON! she looks at least 15 pounds lighter in the retouched images.

mermaid
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mermaid
good for her! i think she looks great pre-photoshop, so she doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of, but i do think she is brave! i think she should be mad that they shaved the muscle off her left thigh in the first pic and the muscle off her calf that is straight in the second photo! she worked hard to build that and it looks great! i can only understand getting rid of the bruises and possibly the ‘cellulite’ (which is more just uneven skin in her case and probably unnoticeable if there weren’t a ‘perfect’ version next to… Read more »
Cee Bee
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Cee Bee

Why make her right arm shorter in the 1st pic?

lowa
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lowa

i think she looks fab in the first pic as well…and how awesome of her to allow the before photoshopped pics out

Casey
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Casey

Honestly, I think size-wise she looks better in the before photo. The touched up photos make her look like a triangle.

If they wanted to make an ad, they should have just taken her before photo, photoshopped out cellulite, tattoos, and bruises (because come on, we all have it, but it’s not sexy so it’s reasonable to photoshop it out), and there you go.

Jemima
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Jemima

Agreed completely.

Jamie
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Jamie

LOVE BRITNEY! very very cool move on her part.

b
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For her body, it looks like they gave her Polio legs.

Jemima
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Jemima

The bottom half of her body no longer matches the top part (in the photoshopped ones, obv.)
She looks a lot better in the untouched ones :\

Eliza B
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Eliza B

I’m stunned that she actually did this….I agree with one of the other commenters, I think a pig did just do a fly-by.

Amazingly awesome though, seriously, GOOD FOR HER! And yes, they slimmified her whole body. her entire leg, moved her booty higher by making it smaller, ever her arms were shopped. She looks good in the before pics, a couple of things actually better than after the airbrushing. However, I hate to say it, the airbrushed body, does, overall look in a purely superficial aesthetic, better.

Eliza B
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Eliza B
Oh and I forgot to add my pleased incredulity, for the fact that such a majoy celebrity, and such a sex symbol actually showed the world that she is just as imperfectly beautiful as the next woman. EVERYONE even beautiful ‘perfect’ celebrities, have “imperfect bodies,” “imperfect skin,” stretch marks, cellulite, pores, hair, bruises marks, etc. etc. And I think too many people forget it. I find myself, sometimes comparing, criticizing, holding myself to that high expectation of flawlessness, and it’s depressing. Then I wake up and realize….wait a minute, no one truly looks like that!
suzushii
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suzushii

Smaller bottom?

More like smaller everything.

What a ridiculous photoshop job, are we all suppose to be size XXS on top of having to be skinny, tall, long legged and have no pores or hair on our skin?

Melina
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Melina

I think both look good!

Rachel
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Rachel

So.. she allowed this and yet she continues to get photoshopped? Am i the only one who thinks this is bulls—?

If you know photoshopping brings on pressure on young ladies then why keep on doing it… If this truly would be the reason, her being concerned about other people, then she wouldn’t have allowed herself to get photoshopped in the first place

I’d rather think someone was about to leak these photos and that is why she allowed it. Shame on you brit. I love her music but she herself is no different from any other fake girl in the business

Casey
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Casey
She has no choice when it comes to whether or not her photographs will be photoshopped and how much. Whenever a celebrity does a photoshoot like this, they’re forced to enter a contract where the pictures are the company’s property and they can do with them whatever they please. I guess she could have not done the photoshoot at all, but that’s her job. That’s how she makes income. Releasing the photos was the best thing she could do: she gets her money, and we see how much editing has occured and know that celebrities are not perfect. The company… Read more »
Hydrangea
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Hydrangea

Well said. Well said.

Crittle
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Crittle

They could have done minimal photoshopping

Rachel
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Rachel
Oh and i don’t think this is anything brave from her side, we all knew she was photoshopped and the before pictures always leak out. Way to lower the damage and critique from people by beating some nerds to it. I am amazed how many people find this ‘brave’… Brave is going on cover without any photoshop at all throughout your entire career. Brave is having the guts not to fall for this stupid computer fakeness and being proud of the way you look. Having enough confidence and knowing that some make up and light effects are more then enough… Read more »
formerly Sam
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formerly Sam

I agree.
I don’t think she’s being brave. We’ve all seen candids of her and she’s very very far from perfect, so I think this was a move to actually make herself look BETTER than all her candids, because here she’s working with professionals, styled by professionals, and not caught in unflattering, messy moments with a frapuccino in one hand and wearing her ugly grey boots.
With this, she tries to convince us that she’s “hot” and “confident” and “doesn’t need photoshop”.
Lame.

liza
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liza

at least she didnt go the heidi route. britney seems to be very comfortable with herself, its the advertisers, candy, that want 2 make her seem perfect.

Lorena Davis-Hoogsteden
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They made her ankles smaller too.

summerrain88
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summerrain88
I applaud Britney for this. I was 10 when she first came onto the music scene and like a lot of girls my age, she was one of the first pop stars I was really into. Her music is still my guilty pleasure. I’ve always rooted for her because she always seemed genuine and down to earth, and I know that many of her problems were caused by things beyond her control because of being so famous so young. She looks great in both shots, in my opinion. She’s had 2 kids and like many women has yo-yo’ed a lot… Read more »
ln
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Amazing. I love her! Good for her! She looks amazing without all that retouching! <3

-
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She looks fine before.

Bunbun
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Bunbun

LOL they even made her head smaller in the first photo….whut?

livefree
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livefree

Ha, the ONLY thing they didn’t make smaller where her breast. So typical.

livefree
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livefree

breasts*

Estelle
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Estelle

*Candies

sparkle
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sparkle
im probably wrong – im often wrong, but i get the feeling that apart from airbrushing her skin smooth, the body looks pretty much the same, proportionally, and body fat-wise in each picture. It’s just that the one on the right appears zoomed out, so that even her head is smaller. The curve of her butt, the size of her butt seems the same, just further away from the ‘lens’. My guess? They slimmed her entire body, or shrunk it slightly so that it seems even from head to toe. One visible elimination of mass is her (our) left thigh.… Read more »
sparkle
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sparkle

My apologies guys, I had failed to see the second image below the cut.

Im still drowsy from sleep. heh.

Padme
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Padme

And they wonder why women and girls always have body image issues and low self esteem? It’s come to the point where we don’t even know what other women actually look like so we all think we are disfigured freaks when we are just normal.

d
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She looks nice before, but why does everyone use the
“but she had 2 kids” excuse? Plenty of celeb women and even regular women had 2 or even more kids and still get back their figures, and even women much older than Brit.

kate
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kate

Yeah, a lot of them get tummy tucks and breast lifts….ever hear of the ‘mommy makeover’, it’s very popular procedure right now!

ts
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Britney has made a career out of looking like a fake barbie doll. She has never been a natural looking girl. Her whole image was cleverly constructed by her handlers. Being brave would be following your own lead. Her mangment still seem like pushing the teen image of her at us when she is a 28 year old mother of 2. I think she is probably sick to death of looking perfect and fake for the last 10 years. So she doesn’t care anymore. I mean we see candids of brit all the time looking a bit worse for wear.… Read more »
Jane
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Jane

I know there are a lot of cynical comments here that Britney’s doing it all for publicity, but I don’t think so. I think she, like Jessica Simpson, is sick of the pressure and wants to set a new trend for realism in the industry. I really think this is very nice of her and I applaud her efforts. I prefer to see real, imperfect celebrities than fake plastic celebrities.

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size0??
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size0??

I think Candies shoes are for young women and Britney is now that she is older and has two small children I feel she should find a more mature product to represent. She looks great but the add seems high school and bubblegum stuff for an 18 or 20 year old model.

Luisa
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Luisa

wow, never thought she would be this brave. respect for her. she looks beautiful anyway in my opinion

Naruto
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And they wonder why women and girls always have body image issues and low self esteem? It’s come to the point where we don’t even know what other women actually look like so we all think we are disfigured freaks when we are just normal.

Supriya
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Supriya

Wow you are so clueless haha. I’m sure males are partly to blame for girl’s low self esteem issues. My friend, she’s 15, she was walking on the boardwalk and some guy made a comment that was something like “id **** that if there was a paper bag on her head” like wft?

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