What happens when real women are Photoshopped

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“Once you take away your perfections, there’s not much left of who you really are,” stated a woman that had participated in a professional photoshoot arranged by BuzzFeed, where images of four women were later heavily photoshopped to compare the differences of real life and imagination.

The women’s photographs were asked to be edited to the point of being on the cover of well known magazines. The results of the before and after photos were shocking and the women who were the models were not happy with the final images. “This is how I’ve always wanted to see myself. But now that I see it, I’m questioning why I ever wanted to look like that”, commented one participant.