Kim Kardashian Celebrates Her Imperfections

When you see a perfectly sculpted star on the cover of a magazine, don’t let yourself be fooled. They may look like they pray to the treadmill gods each day, but they are also just as human as we are. These ladies have curves, dimples, scars, warts and all the other things we pick at ourselves for. But thanks to the magic of Photoshop, their flaws can be hidden with the click and drag of a mouse.

Every so often, a brave celeb comes forward and acknowledges her body for the beautiful reality that it is. Recently, photos from a Complex magazine shoot with the bootylicious Kim Kardashian were accidentally leaked onto the magazine’s website. In this assortment of pics were a couple shots of KK, pre-Photoshop, in all her luscious glory. A side-by-side comparison reveals the extent of her photo’s retouching:

-Her arm was thinned
-Her waist was whittled
-Her skin tone had been lightened
-Her thighs were slimmed and smoothed
-Her bust had been decreased and lifted
-Even her top and belt were shortened and shrunk

The mag realized its blooper and promptly removed the un-retouched photos, but not before Kim posted them on her own website to prove she is not ashamed:“So what: I have a little cellulite. What curvy girl doesn’t!? How many people do you think are photoshopped? It happens all the time!”

Kim stood up for herself on her site, proving that not all women feel they should apologize for the way their bodies look naturally. And you know what? Kimmy looks amazing in the un-retouched shot! That waist, that complexion, that badunk! I applaud our girl for demonstrating what it means to be a real woman of confidence. Photoshop may smooth out a wrinkle or two, but no computer program can give you the glow that comes from loving yourself as you are.

“I’m proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn’t mean I’m perfect.”

Bravo, Kim. You da (wo)man!

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