It's no secret that almost every image we see from the fashion industry, whether it be a photoshoot in a magazine or a campaign/advertisement, those images are going to have some sort of photoshopping done to them. We expect nothing less. And we're not even the slightest shocked when a photoshopping scandal emerges. Take the recent Vogue cover issue, where they ended up making Gigi Hadid's arm look like it was never ending in a bid to make plus-size supermodel Ashley Graham smaller. Vogue probably thought they would get away with it, but come on guys. It's 2017, nothing gets past us lot on the Internet.
So when body postivitiy campaigner and model Iskra Lawrence posted a throwback of her modelling for a lingerie campaign, we were so there for it.
Now a size 14, Lawrence looks completely unrecognisable thanks to an enormous amount of airbrushing.
Taking to her Instagram account, the model posted the above photo to show exactly how much she was photoshopped and how she allowed the images to be 'perfected' in order to book more jobs and make herself happier.
'I might look different because I was a few dress sizes smaller but the main difference is... I'm HEAVILY retouched.'
'That smooth a$$ skin? Not mine - a computer programme did that. The full thick hair - extensions. Push up bra Waist + legs + arms slimmed with a photoshop tool.'
'And the WORST thing about it... I WANTED TO LOOK LIKE THIS!!!'
But now, it's completely the opposite for Lawrence. She will do anything for this to not happen ever again.
'Seeing retouched images of myself gave me even more insecurities and body image issues because I couldn't even look like or relate to the image of myself.'
'Perfect does NOT exist,'
'What's real is YOU, your imperfectly perfect self that's what makes you magical, unique and beautiful.'
Well said, Iskra. Well said! We couldn't agree more.