Say what you will about Britney Spears, but I gotta tell ya, she earned some of my respect back with this brave photo shoot reported by Daily Mail. The 29 year old pop-star allowed her body to be photographed without airbrushing, showing cellulite, bruises and all.
“Imperfections” that can be clearly seen in the un-airbrushed shot include blemishes on her calf, her real-sized thighs and, if you look really closely, you can see her feet have dry skin on them. The airbrushed pictures, however, tell a different story with a slimmed-down waist and flawless, skinny legs.
In the second picture, she is seen from the back – in the un-airbrushed shot she has areas of cellulite (just like the rest of us) on the back of her thighs, a tattoo on her lower back (sometimes called a ‘tramp stamp’) is clearly visible and her backside is not “perfect” as we are led to believe.
However, in the altered photo all signs of womanly-ness have been wiped out – and she appears to have a pert rear, unrealistically smooth skin, slimmer legs and the tattoo has vanished.
So what is the moral of this story? Will we snap ourselves into reality as more and more stars come out of the closet with their real bodies showing? Does this make you feel any better about your own body, cellulite and bruises?