Photo Credit: W Magazine; Michael Tran/FilmMagic
It's no secret that the advent of Photoshop has led to some unrealistic renditions of the female body, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the cover of W magazine features what appears to be a heavily edited picture of Demi Moore.
What is a bit surprising, though, is that they kinda did a sloppy job of it.
Moore appears on the cover of W's December issue -- at least part of her does. Some bloggers have done some virtual sniffing around and they seem convinced that, in the photo, Demi's head has been digitally attached to the body of runway model.
Suspicions arose when someone noticed that the altered photo appeared to mess up the bodily proportions: Compared to an unaltered photo, her waist looks much smaller, and in the cover shot, her left hip seems to disappear under the fabric.
Pop Culture Madness has an even juicier theory on the photo: Demi's 47-year-old body looks to have been replaced with that of 36-year-old model, Anja Rubik.
The blogger at Pop Culture Madness recognized the dress from a runway show by designer Balmain, and, indeed, the photo of Rubik from the fashion show looks a ton like the one on the cover of W.
W claims that "nothing unusual" was done to the photo, but who knows what's considered "usual" these days? If there was some digital trickery involved, it seems highly unnecessary. I mean, have you seen Demi lately? She looks amazing!
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