Hear from a former Victoria’s Secret re-toucher – the person responsible for making those pictures look almost too perfect; an anonymous photo editor has revealed the tricks used to make beautiful bodies look even better.
In an interview with Refinery 29, the editor explained that sometimes the re-touching was not just about extra weight, but things like body hair. “They come to these photo shoots and, like, they have their arms up in the classic beach pose, and they have, like, hairy armpits. They all have stubbly pubes — all the normal stuff [nonmodels have].” Most armpits show up gray in photos, the source said, because almost all armpits will be edited to some degree.
Other sneaky tricks include models wearing pushup bras which are then airbrushed out for seemingly impossible cleavage in a bandeau top, ‘thinning’ body parts or even swapping them out with another person’s body parts.
Read the entire interview here.
Sometimes photoshop fails are noticeable – notice the chunk missing from the model’s right arm, and part of her rear end has disappeared!