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GQ: Pretty Little Photoshopped?

"Flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting." - Troian Bellisario

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Recently, the Pretty Little Liars cast were shot for GQ magazine. Many of their pictures from the shoot have already been posted everywhere, including the girls' Instagram pages. Along with praise came criticizing. There were talks of GQ using too much of their photoshop skills on the girls, and how this does not reflect well on their character.

One certain "Liar" went on her Instagram and brought attention to these attacks.

And she had this to say in her caption..

"So by now you have seen many a shot from #GQ and many people have said that we were photoshopped... OF COURSE WE WERE! that's a very specific type of photo shoot. And looking very blown out and perfected was obviously what they were looking for. Great. Cool. As long as we acknowledge how it was achieved so we know it's not real. Here's some behind the scenes of my body the way it is and was on the day. I'm not mad at how these pictures turned out, the girls and I had an absolute blast. More fun than we've had on a photoshoot in a while, and I think you can see that in our eyes and smiles. But it's the same everywhere. It's the same way on the posters of our show and even in women's magazines. This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw. But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don't usually sell products or magazines) I'm proud of my body and the way it looks because @themarkwildman kicks my butt in aerial. But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren't in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I'm happy To shake what my momma gave me."

I praise celebs who tackle issues like this head on. So I give her the props she deserves!

This is an issue, and I'm glad that more people are acknowledging it. Especially those who are being photoshopped.

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