BEFORE/AFTER

In an uncommon celebrity move, Britney Spears allowed a couple original "raw" images from her photo shoot for Candies to be published alongside the heavily airbrushed versions. . . We rarely get to see these before/afters when it comes to magazine shoots. I honestly wish that there were more examples of this available. I would love the affirmation that these women are in fact normal too. The images below are the only ones i was able to find when i searched google on this topic.

I understand that magazines often/always smooth out skin and fix shadows, but to drastically change the shape of a person's body is just insane! I wonder if these celebrities/models even have a say in the issue. . . would you want your body digitally tightened if it were to be viewed by millions of Americans in a magazine? I hate to say it but i think i would. If the shit-storm Mischa Barton has received over her less-than firm backside is any indication of what would fall upon me, i don't want that. I don't deserve that. I don't need fucking Perez Hilton telling the world what i already think about myself.

What do you guys think? Do you want to see more of the real thing, or are you perfectly happy with the perfected verions. . .


Brave move: Britney Spears has allowed airbrushed images from her shoot to be released along with the original raw photos which show all her imperfectionsBrave move: Britney Spears has allowed airbrushed images from her shoot to be released along with the original raw photos which show all her imperfectionsBritney Spears in her Candies advertShaping up: The pop star's whole body has been trimmed down with the use of a computer, even down to removing a tattoo on her back

Clarkson has a butt in the before . . . but in the after it has mysteriously disappeared.

I always loved this Bazaar Magazine editorial (shot by the amazing Peter Lindbergh) with iconic, slightly older, models without makeup or retouching (so the magazine claimed). But we must remember, they are still models and i have a hard time believing i wouldn't be knocked to the ground if i ever ran into Amber Valletta in real life sans makeup.
Supermodels without makeup and retouching (8 pics)