Does This Teenage Dream Make Me Look Fat?

By , 17, Staff Writer
March 16, 2011

Katy Perry on the cover of Rolling Stone Feb 2011

In the hit single “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry sings, “You think I’m pretty without any make-up on,” gushing about the special guy who accepts her for who she is. Maybe Rolling Stone magazine should start taking some cues from this popular song.

Last month, Perry was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing sexy lingerie and her signature doe-eyed expression. At first glance, this looks like a typical photo, but a quick glimpse of the “before” and “after” pictures tells a very different story.

With the help of Photoshop, Perry’s thighs become instantly thinner, her breasts grow an extra cup size, her right hand completely changes position and any lingering blemishes and skin folds are magically removed. While such extensive retouching is nothing new, it is important to remember that even the most stunning celebrities and models are changed to fit impossible beauty ideals. No wonder Perry feels like she’s living a “teenage dream” when she finally finds someone who appreciates her natural, un-Photoshopped beauty.

via Sociological Images

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