To all women in the world, we have everrry chance to be on ANY cover of any CALENDAR or MAGAZINE. They’d just crop our sides to whittle the waist, smooth color to even out skin tone, brighten our teeth and make us look like the Goddesses that we are.
Take Angelica Panganiban, for example. (aww… sweet face)
Her pictures elicited violent reactions nationwide and the ruckus was entirely due to the obvious niceties of digital enhancement done to the pictures themselves. Observe the actual pictures and compare them with the dressing room pics.
Flash news everyone: it doesn’t look real. Nothing like Adobe Photoshop to make you vavavoom gorgeous right? Women will forever feel bad seeing that it will just take digital magic and a very practiced mouse grip to whittle waists despite all futile efforts of dieting, thanks to Angelica.
Look are deceiving… but think about Preview magazine. They fix their cover girls to make them appear to have a face that will people will have a hard time recognizing – through makeup.
A few months ago, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Lucy Torres-Gomez were on the cover of Preview and you really have to do a double-take before telling who is gracing that month’s cover. So, makeup v.s. digital enhancement, which is better? Oh well, makeup cannot give you a boob lift and a flat stomach. Photo Editing can do both.
Essentially, being on any cover entails responsibility and most definitely owning up to anything related to it. How can Angelica lie on national TV with a straight face and claim nothing has been altered? She even was upset over the Internet pictures of those alleged edited pictures.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with baby fats, honey. Had you had been embarrassed about it, you wouldn’t have had gone through with the whole thing, you think? What does that say about how you think about your own body when you knew all along that it was digitally enhanced?
The Angelica Panganiban Edited Photos controversy will blow over in a few days but hey, some great heads up: If you happen to have the face and a very skilled Adobe photoshop editor for a friend, don’t fret. You have a greater chance of gracing any cover at all – Bandera, Cosmopolitan, Preview, White Castle Whiskey Calendar, and even [high hopes ] Playboy.
I might drag Bong Edralin to take mine and post it soon. *wink*