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Zendaya's Newest Instagram Destroys This Magazine's Major Photoshop Fail

Actress and singer Zendaya posted an empowering message to Instagram last night after the L.A.-based fashion magazine Modeliste heavily retouched images of her from a cover shoot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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The L.A.-based publication made Zendaya’s hips and torso appear thinner in the photo, and she wasn't going to stand for it.

 

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Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it?? Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue.

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This isn't the first time Zendaya has stood up for body-positivity and self acceptance. Last month, she told People's Style Watch that she wasn't dressing "for anyone but herself," both on and off the red carpet.

“At some point in your life — in everybody’s life — you’ve got to realize you’re living for yourself, and you’re not living for the opinions of other people," she told People. “I’m not dressing to impress anybody but myself.”

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She told People that she feels the same way about her hair, makeup and overall look.

“If we’re having fun, I get to try on 80 different hairstyles, I can do anything with my makeup and my wardrobe,” she said. “When you get to a point where people expect you to do anything you want, it’s very liberating.”

Modeliste addressed the issue on their Instagram account, issuing an apology and stating that they will soon release the unedited photos from the cover shoot in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

We had a wonderful collaborative photoshoot with Zendaya as well as members of her creative team and family for Modeliste's Cover and fashion spread. We understand that re-touching of photos is a sensitive subject not only in the fashion industry but across all media. Upon reviewing edited images in comparison with the originals, Modeliste Editor-in-Chief, Amy McCabe jointly with Zendaya and her parents made the immediate decision to pull the issue and are working with Zendaya at her request to publish the complete un-edited and authentic images from our Cover shoot in Puerto Vallarta. We stand to represent and advocate a message of positive body image, self love, and embracing all aspects of individuality, natural beauty and the empowerment of women. Please stay tuned for more information to come from our Editor-in-Chief as well as the full set of unedited and un-retouched images which will be released later today on www.modelistemagazine.com. #zendaya #nofilter #modeliste

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"Modeliste Editor-in-Chief, Amy McCabe jointly with Zendaya and her parents made the immediate decision to pull the issue and are working with Zendaya at her request to publish the complete un-edited and authentic images from our Cover shoot in Puerto Vallarta," the magazine wrote. "The full set of unedited and un-retouched images will be released later today on www.modelistemagazine.com."

Hopefully other photographers and publications take note: Self love is in, Photoshop fails are out.