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We’ve all heard about the Photoshop/Airbrushing scandals, but we grow less shocked about it by the day. Its become fascinating to view unretouched (or original) photos. It is a relief to see that some celebrities are as normal-looking as the rest of us.

The photo at the left was taken last weekend in St. Barth‘s, with (from left to right) Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, plus-size model Crystal Renn*, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker, during a photo shoot for Glamour‘s June 2012 issue. Celebrity hair stylist, Ted Gibson, and a crew of make-up artists, were on hand to help “beautify” the ladies, but this photo has not been airbrushed at all.

Do you think women would feel better about themselves if photos were not retouched, and we were able to see celebrities and models as their true undoctored selves? I, personally, think it would be an interesting social experiment to see how society would judge women with them only being in untouched photographs. Would beauty means something different? Don’t know, but it is a quick way to tick off a gender. Hmm…

Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn

*For the record, I just want to clarify that Crystal Renn is a size 12, and that is what the modeling industry labels as plus-size.

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