In the world of Photoshop, it’s hard to find ourselves when dissecting through the glossy pages of some of our favorite mags. Whether it’s skin lightening, reducing waist size, or covering up blemishes,  Photoshop has been an insider favorite for creating flawless looks.

Remember when Kim Kardashian’s untouched photos from her Complex shoot accidentally got leaked on their site in 2009? People pounced on the opportunity to attack Kim for having a bit of cellulite around the thighs. Luckily, it seems as is folks tunes have changed with the circulation of former supermodel Cindy Crawford’s unedited photos from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. As the photo circulated around the internet,  people from around the world spoke out in praise of Crawford, calling her body “beautiful,” “real,” and “gorgeous.” Marie Claire released a statement stating:

 An unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford has been circulating on Twitter this morning, revealing a body that defies expectations — it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.


In 2012, Seventeen magazine vowed  not to go overboard with photo retouches, while another magazine, Verily Mag, decided to put a ban to Photoshop altogether. Until other magazines follow suit, prepare to see your favorite artists, celebs, and public figures botched to hell with Photoshop. Take a look at our pick of some of the worst Photoshop fails.

1. Oprah’s head on Anne Margaret’s Body

Oprah has long been the subject of scrutiny when it came to her weight. I suppose T.V guide decided to avoid that altogether by putting her head on Anne Margaret’s body.

2. Katie Couric’s slimmed down figure in 2006

When the two photos were released in 2006 as as a promotional shoot for the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric stated of the two photos” “I liked the first picture better because there’s more of me to love.”

3. Ralph Lauren’s disturbing 2010 ad

I think this photo speaks for itself…Ralph Lauren’s 2010 ad slimmed down and already thin model, making her look unnaturally thin.

4. Kourtney Kardashian’s cover on OK! Weekly

 Apparently, OK! Weekly doesn’t appreciate the bodies of women who’ve just delivered a baby.

5. Kate Winslet’s growth spurt in GQ


Seems as if Kate Winslet grew to 10 feet for this 2009 GQ photoshoot. Hmm, maybe Winslet’s reflection in the background indicates otherwise…

6. Adam Levine’s missing torso in Vogue. 

Women aren't the only ones who get Photoshopped.Take for instance, Adam Levine in this 2011 Vogue Russia spread.

Women aren’t the only ones who get Photoshopped.Take for instance, Adam Levine in this 2011 Vogue Russia spread.

7. And apparently, babies aren’t safe either.

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US Weekly claimed this retouching of Prince George was to ensure quality printing. Right.


At Wear Your Voice, we have a body positive policy, where you come as you are-your beautifully radiant unapologetically loving self! As a part of that policy, WYV will honor the integrity, style and uniqueness of those we capture whether it’s on film or video.