What A Victoria’s Secret Model Looks Like Before She’s Photoshopped

via Business Insider:

 

It’s hard to believe, but according to Jezebel the images on the following pages are unretouched photos of Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes, who gave birth last year to her first child. 

They surfaced on this online bulletin board for fashion industry/model obsessives. Originally, they were posted on Victoria’s Secret’s web site, Jezebel says, before being removed.

There are two conclusions to be drawn from these images:

  1. Surprisingly little Photoshop work is done on Victoria’s Secret catalogs.
  2. Victoria’s Secret has a depressingly high level of intolerance for even the tiniest of flaws on the world’s most beautiful women.

If you look very closely at the images, you can see that Kroes’ skin wrinkles when she twists, that when she frowns her face has frown lines, and that she shaves her armpits.

These signs of humanity don’t appear in the catalog, of course.

 

In these shots, Kroes’ skin has pores. VS models generally don’t.

In these shots, Kroes' skin has pores. VS models generally don't.

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Kroes has frown lines, just like you.

Kroes has frown lines, just like you.

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Pit stubble. She’s only human, not an actual angel.

Pit stubble. She's only human, not an actual angel.

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More frown lines. And her skin actually has tone to it—it’s not a flawless layer of plastic, the way skin appears in most fashion shoots.

More frown lines. And her skin actually has tone to it—it's not a flawless layer of plastic, the way skin appears in most fashion shoots.

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Those wrinkles on her upper torso won’t appear in the catalog, obviously.

Those wrinkles on her upper torso won't appear in the catalog, obviously.

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Admittedly, it’s difficult to see how Photoshop is going to improve on this.

Admittedly, it's difficult to see how Photoshop is going to improve on this.

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