Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

A missing hand, a restyled cuff and a shaved thigh are just the start of this bizarre list. 

After blasting Modeliste Magazine at the end of October because of blatant photoshopping, Zendaya's true editorial photos are finally seeing the light of day. As promised, the mag, which hails itself as a backstage pass to "fashion, beauty, art, style and travel," offered fans an inside look at the natural, untouched images the 19-year-old posed for in the November issue. Unfortunately, the list of changes is long and concerning. 

While the "Replay" singer had an inkling last month that the photos were off, claiming her "hips and torso [were] quite manipulated," no one realized those were the minor touch-ups in comparison to what the before photos now reveal. 

Throughout the beachside shoot, it's clear editors were heavy-handed with Photoshop, having changed everything from the dark-haired beauty's wavy hair and the ankle bracelet she wore in several pictures to completely removing a stray window from the background. 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

In one particular shot of the former Disney actress hunched over while holding on to a pole in front of an oceanscape, the before image painted a far different picture. Editors changed the style of her cuffs to match perfectly with the white bathing suit she was wearing, dramatically nipped in her waist and even removed her right set of fingers. 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

After close observation of a shot of Zendaya sitting in a black collared crop top and matching black bottom, you can notice her right thigh was greatly shaved down and her gold ankle bracelet was entirely removed. 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

In a third photograph of the "Bad Blood" star standing face-forward in a black flowing strapless gown while holding the white curtains hanging behind her, it appears both the veins in her foot and the sand she's standing on were smoothed over—because, you know, it's not acceptable to have chunky sand. 

 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

While it's almost painful to question a gorgeous photo of her standing in the middle of the street in a fiery red cut-out jumpsuit, the outfit got a virtual ironing and the red pigment was punched up to make the overall look brighter. 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

In this exclusive portrait obtained by E! News, the star looks stunning in in her original glory, but Zendaya's hairline was clearly brushed over and her skin definitely glossed up for the after photo. 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

This is certainly not the first time a celebrity or model has been caught in the middle of a retouch blunder, but it falls on the short list of individuals who have taken a public stance against such forms of secret change. When the photos were first issued, Zendaya immediately came to the rescue of women everywhere, claiming instances like this are at the root of body image mayhem. 

Zendaya, Modeliste

Modeliste

"These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have," she wrote on her Instagram account along with a side-by-side comparison of a shot of her leaning back on a balcony in a black leather jacket. The actress had immediately noticed her midsection had been significantly whittled down, igniting her viral response.

"Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love." 

You go, girl!

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