An unretouched photo of 48-year-old supermodel Cindy Crawford has leaked online, reigniting the social-media debate about photoshopping women’s bodies.
It appears the image was first posted on Twitter by British TV anchor Charlene White. In the tweet, White writes, “Cindy Crawford’s April spread in Marie Claire features 100% non-retouched photos. Take a bow Ms. C.” Here’s the photo:
Marie Claire magazine said in a blog post that the photo was a leaked image from a shoot for the magazine's Latin American imprint, December 2013 cover story. The magazine said the photo "defies expectations—it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous. No matter where the photo came from, it's an enlightenment—we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more," the blog post said.
They point to a recent interview with Crawford in which she says: "I really think--at any age--it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. ...If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. ...What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see."
Fans of Crawford applauded the Photoshop-free picture of the supermodel - who was 47 then, and turns 49 next week.
..... Devashree Goenka