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Kim Kardashian And Paper Still Haven't Confirmed Exactly What Was Photoshopped

Did she really balance that champagne glass on her butt?

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Almost immediately, speculation began as to whether Kim's body had been digitally altered using Photoshop. Tumblr went pretty hard on the rumours, with numerous (fake) images of her "unPhotoshopped" body doing the rounds.

However, while Paper yesterday admitted that there was airbrushing involved, both they and Kim have kept their cards pretty close to their chests when it comes to revealing exactly what was altered.

Paper yesterday confirmed that Photoshop had been used, with the editor, Mickey Boardman telling US Weekly: "Every cover of every magazine is airbrushed on some level, but what I will say is that it is her butt.

"It is not padded. It is not augmented. That is all really her. But yes, there was retouching to clean things up and make things look amazing."


And today Kim has remained equally ambiguous, when she was asked whether she really did balance a champagne glass on her butt.

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When asked by a presenter on Australian talk show The Project, whether Photoshop had been used in that shot, Kim said: "My back hurt for about a week after that shoot. I used muscles...he [the photographer] has an art of posing you and it was definitely not comfortable and things were falling over the place."

When asked whether she could recreate the shot or show the presenter how to do it, she chose for the latter option. Riiiight.

That doesn't clarify much.

However, the one thing she did confirm is that she primarily did the shoot because it was artistic and made her feel confident. / Via

She said: "The photographer, Jean-Paul Goude, photographs everyone nude – that's his thing. I was so honoured and excited to work with him because he is a legend and for me that was something I knew I wanted to do to make myself feel confident. To each his own, I'm not saying everyone should do that, but for me I looked at it was an art project."

She continued: "Everyone should do what they're comfortable with. I'm never one to preach, but I felt really confident and really good about myself. I love the photos, I did it for me, I hope other people like them."