Crystal Renn was Photoshopped

July 16, 2010 • Fashion

Renn at the shoot (left) and after retouching (right) 

Crystal Renn has been under fire lately. Pictures recently surfaced that showed Renn looking a bit slimmer than her usual size 12. Rumors were rampant if the model had once again fallen prey to an eating disorder when she was photographed in a Fashion for Passion charity tee. 

But Renn told Glamour that the body you see in those pictures is not hers. "Well, I was shocked. When I saw the pictures, I think I was silent for a good five minutes, staring with my mouth open. I don’t know what was done to those photos or who did it, but they look retouched to me. And listen, everybody retouches, but don’t make me into something I’m not."

Renn continued on, explaining that she knows when extensive Photoshopping was done. "Well, that body doesn’t look like my body. It doesn’t. Having had an eating disorder, I know what that very thin body looks like on me, and it's not something I find attractive. It's not something I aspire to. I feel completely confident in my own health because I know I don't look like that, but even to see it in an image was really disturbing to me."

When reached for comment, photographer Nicholas Routzen explained that Crystal looks the way she does because the photos were “…taken from a higher angle with a wider lens.” But he also added, “I shaped her…I did nothing that I wouldn’t do to anyone. I’m paid to make women look beautiful.”

Once again, the Photoshop Monster rears its ugly head….

-Taneisha Jordan


Photos:; Ford Models

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