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Chrissy Teigen Vows to Never Photoshop Her Pictures Again

April 27, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image by Versus

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Chrissy Teigen recently posted online a photo without filters or Photoshop to show us that even models don’t look like in the flawless magazine-ready images. Her caption:

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

The model continued to explain why she chose to post the image in a talk-show last week:

I actually am working on a cookbook and I was bumping around in the kitchen and the door handle would just nick me every single time. And I was actually just taking a picture of the bruises and then I saw the stretch marks in there.

And I have those apps, the Facetune and Photoshopping ones, and I just didn’t feel like doing it anymore – and I’m never doing it again, because I think we forget what normal people look like now. The standard is so ridiculous. I mean, people are nip-tucking [their pictures].

It’s gotten to a point where they’re not smoothing their skin anymore. They are actually changing the shape of their body and everybody else – nobody can compare to that when you’re fixing yourself so much. It’s so unfair. It started with Botox and everything, of course, but now it’s just grown into this Photoshop phenomenon and I’ve seen these women in person, they are not like that. Please know that. I’ve shot in barely anything with them and it’s just amazing what people do to tweak themselves.

… says Chrissy.

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Size 14 Model Jennie Runk: “Being considered plus size is not something to be ashamed of”

April 26, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Hot Models by Versus

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On why she thinks the term ‘plus-size’ should not exist:

I definitely think our culture has put a negative connotation on the term. It shouldn’t be offensive to call someone plus size, it’s just a word used to describe a body type. It should be no more offensive than calling someone tall, short, blond, or brunette. The word itself isn’t the problem, it’s those stubborn connotations attached to it. We need to change the way people think about and react to the word. Being considered plus size is not something to be ashamed of. If that’s your body type, that’s part of who you are, and you should never be ashamed of who you are.

… says size 14 US Jennie as part of her involvement in the ‘Drop the Plus’ campaign meant to eliminate the label ‘plus’ in regards to models.

 

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Size 12 US Model Laura Wells on Skinny Models Diet: ‘One Cracker a Day and Water’

April 10, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Hot Models by Versus

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Australian plus-size model Laura Wells (size 12 US) recently shared some details about her experience living with straight size models and the extreme measures they follow in order to maintain their skinny figures for Fashion Week. Here’s what Laura said:

‘It goes to the extremes. No food being eaten, prescription dietary pills, agents telling girls that they’re only allowed to have one cracker and a couple glasses of water leading up to fashion week per day. It’s completely unhealthy, not only for their body but mentally as well.’

‘These girls are going to extremes to look like that, and then not being booked for any jobs. And then living with a plus size model who’s working every single day and comparing themselves to me. I eat healthy, I work out, but I’ll let myself have a treat every now and then and have a glass of wine. They couldn’t fathom the fact that they were putting themselves through so much stress and I was so happy with myself.’

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Jaime King Cried for 5 hours after Kim Kardashian’s Pregnant Body Was Criticized

March 27, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Jaime King by Versus

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On inviting people to comment on her pregnant body last week:

“Because that’s all people do all day is comment. They just say whatever the f–k they want to say, and they don’t actually think that it’s going hurt me.”

On being against body-snarking on pregnant women:

“At the Met’s Costume Institute Gala with Kim Kardashian when she was pregnant [in 2013]. She was with Kanye, but she wasn’t fully accepted by the fashion industry. Riccardo Tisci was very brave in dressing her. Anna Wintour had invited her to the Met ball, which is a big deal and a big step up for her. But when she was pregnant [there], I remember going back in my hotel room and crying for like five hours because I kept seeing all these things come up online, all of these horrible pictures and GIFs. I couldn’t stop crying because here was this beautiful glowing pregnant woman who is probably so excited to be attending the Met ball for the first time with the man that she loved, and she had this beautiful dress made for her that was very daring and very gorgeous, and she has a beautiful growing child inside of her, and yet everybody bashed her and called her a whale or said she looked like a couch or drapes. It was so stunning to me that people thought that that was okay—not only okay but they condoned it. They would retweet it, they would talk about it, they would put it on the Internet, they would call her a whale on the cover of a magazine. They would not even think about the way it would affect her mental health and the child’s health. It emotionally tapped into a place for me because I was newly pregnant [with my first child]. What kind of world are we living in now where this is okay, where our bodies are being essentially sold to the highest bidder regarding their comments and that we are just put up on a cross to be persecuted?

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‘Wonderwoman’ Gal Gadot: “They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small”

March 24, 2015 in Beauty & Body Image, Celebrity Quotes by Versus

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On being criticized for not having the right body to play Wonderwoman:

They said that I was too skinny and my boobs were too small. After they asked me here, In Israel, if I have eating disorders and why am I so skinny, they said my head was too big and my body was like a broomstick I can take anything. It’s just empty talk. I understand that part of what I’m doing means being exposed. And part of being exposed is being under fire (criticism). When I was younger I would take criticism really hard. But now it mostly amused me. The true amazons had one boob so it won’t bother them in their archery. So it’s not going to be like real amazons. We always try to make everyone happy but we can’t.

… says 29 year-old Gal.

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