The idea that one of the world's most beautiful women would use Photoshop to look thinner in photos posted to Instagram may seem absurd.
But eagle-eyed commenters at both The Fashion Spot and LiveJournal community Fashin spotted abnormalities in some of model Miranda Kerr's Instagram photos that suggest she did a little post-production work on herself -- and we don't mean a Valencia filter.
One of the examples involves two different images taken the night of a Michael Kors party celebrating Elle Japon. Here's the version she Instagrammed below:
Commenters pointed out that not only does her waist seem slimmer, but her fingers are weirdly distorted -- typically a giveaway that the smudge tool was used.
Kerr's rep could not immediately be reached for comment.
There are several other examples on Fashin where the background is similarly distorted -- like the lines on a bookcase which suddenly curve -- that certainly look like damning evidence of Photoshop work.
It seems silly -- Kerr, a former Victoria's Secret Angel, is one of the world's most recognizable models -- and it's just Instagram, not a fashion editorial. But if Kerr feels the pressure to make herself seem slimmer, what does that mean for the rest of us? It would definitely speak to the wider issue of the increasingly impossible standards that women worldwide feel compelled to meet.
Below find a side by side comparison of another photo from Kerr. On the left is a photo she Instagrammed right after the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show a year ago; on the right is the same photo Instagrammed three days ago.
Kerr has replaced the photoshopped image from above with the original, accompanied by the following:
Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When I re-posted the photo this week to support the girls I screen grabbed it off the internet when I was working in Japan. I had no idea it was photoshopped. All good intentions- sorry for the confusion and congratulations to the girls for such a great show!