Like most people who read magazines, you'd almost forget that the images you see are filled with photoshopped models, women and skin who are already generally blessed with great looks and plenty of resources that keep them looking exceptional.
So I was surprised to see the story about Cindy Crawford without any photoshopping. I think most people would agree that Cindy is gifted and for her great age of 48, she's a role model of health and beauty.
She posed for a photo that was photoshopped in Mexico but somehow made it's way to America without any photoshopping.
In a feathered coat, fedora, and sexy lingerie, Crawford stands proud
and regal, happy to show off her body. The photo was released with Cindy's permission so it wasn't a leak. By releasing these photos, she
proves that beauty isn't about washboard abs or impossibly toned legs;
it's about being comfortable in your own skin.
And as she told Marie Claire
at the premiere of her new documentary last week, "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
I honestly wish more media outlets would show more women in this fashion so that we can all know that an aging woman's body is beautiful and nothing to be ashamed of! Women bear children, sometimes have to have their breasts removed from breast cancer, go through battles of hair loss, get wrinkles from laughing so much (signs of a great life!), etc.
And this doesn't change the fact that women are kind, maternal, loyal, emotional, caring, hopeful, brave and overall amazing!
What do you think of this viral photo? Do you think it will impact media's photoshopping standards?