We all know that the pictures we see in magazines and catalogs are highly retouched. However, when we are sitting there looking at those beautiful women and men in their work out clothes or swim suits it is easy to forget that and just start thinking, “Why don’t I look like that?” Well, early last month we got a wonderful reminder that even the women and men in the catalogs do not look like those pictures we see of them. We got to see an unretouched picture of Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, “plus-size” model Crystal Renn, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker. This was taken during a photo shoot for Glamour’s June issue.
Although, ultimately, I would like to see the media portray women’s bodies in a more realistic way. I feel that having more and more exposure to photos like these is a start.