Thanks to photoshop, Instagram filters, and people’s savvy talent for taking pictures at flattering angles, it’s nearly impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not nowadays. For example, nearly every model that appears in a magazine or on a billboard has been photoshopped. Even television isn’t as transparent as it once was.

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To show how distorted people’s understanding of reality and beauty has become, two plus-sized models, Diana Sirokai and Callie Thorpe, partnered with professional photographer Karizza for an experiment that will make your jaw drop. First, Karizza took the young ladies’ photos. Then, the photographer used Photoshop to make some extreme edits.

Diana wrote on Instagram, “I have to say we look Amazing both ways.”

She added, “The purpose of this was to show you all how magazines and the media take editing to a different level. Models and celebrities do not even look like themselves. We live in such a fake world it’s time to bring real back. Own who you are and slay!”

Callie (left) and Diana (right) wanted to show how magazines and the media drastically edit photos

So, they partnered with photographer Karizza and had their photos taken — then altered with photoshop

This is the original photo

And this is the photoshopped version

The girls are encouraging others to accept themselves and “slay” despite society’s refusal to acknowledge various kinds of beauty

Last month, Diana shared an image of her body next to Kim Kardashian with the note: “We are both women with different bodies.”

This article was republished from trueactivist.com. You can find the original post here.

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