|MEAGHAN KAUSMAN'S UNDERWATER SWIMWEAR SHOOT |
was pretty amazing even before she outed the photo doctoring. (Photoshopped version at top)
I've never heard of Australian model Meaghan Kausman but I do know this: I love her. The woman has the ballsiest sense of self-esteem in the business and frankly, I don't know how the modelling industry hasn't eaten her alive by now. The self-esteem is usually the first thing they want you to lose, followed immediately by all remaining body fat.
It's a formula that has flourished on this side of the globe and is now apparently trying to get a toehold Down Under. And Ms. Kausman is having none of it. The model has practically taken down an entire swimwear company by publicly cornholing their furtive Photoshopping on Instagram. She says she was perfectly happy with what she thought was the final photo of her lush physique in an underwater shoot but almost burst a buttery spleen when she saw the drastically Photoshopped version on Fella Swim's Instagram page.
To paraphrase her outrage:
"They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty. That’s my body! All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!!"I will bet you a box of doughnuts that Fella Swim is at this very moment feverishly scrambling to frame the poor sap they ordered to alter Kausman's body while simultaneously calling the New York office and bleating: "Can you send us your most heroin-addicted model, stat? These Australian heifers just aren't taking to the 'anorexia' thing!"
Brava, Meaghan Kausman, a she-hero for the new age. Your courage and honesty and strapping emotional good health are to be applauded. Although may I just say on record that if anyone ever gives ME a modelling contract they will be shot dead if they do NOT Photoshop me within an inch of my life. Dead, I tell you! (Pssst, Fella Swim? I'm available. Call me.)
In other far less emotionally stable celebritard news:
Pink has long hair now. And yet she still looks like a boy in a dress. (Yes, I'm a bitch. Seriously, you people should know this by now.) TOOFAB
Iggy Azalea will have you know that she, like Nicki Minaj, did not get jumbo ass implants. CelebDirtyLaundry
Ciara would like to share her practically naked post-pregnancy body with you. Don't fight it. PAGESIX