Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you know that selfies have pretty much taken over social media. Both celebrities and “normal” people take pictures of themselves on a regular basis. It’s rare that you log onto Instagram or Facebook these days without seeing selfies of people with their pets, their homemade gourmet dinner, their new babies or their best friends.
There are even some celebrities who have increased their fame due to their love of the selfie. Yes, Kim Kardashian has taught her sisters well. After Kim released a coffee table book filled with pictures of herself, she has taught her sister Kylie the art of a good selfie. Kendall, who is a model, is pretty good at taking selfies as well. Of course, there are also the selfies of celebrities who are celebrating life events like engagements, birthday parties and family vacations.
It’s pretty safe to say that the selfie has taken social media by storm. That’s why people are obsessed with only putting the best pictures of themselves online. Unfortunately, some individuals have resorted to Photoshop when they literally want to put their best face (or body) forward. Photoshop can also be used to make it look like a person is in a specific location, with just a few clicks of the mouse. This is generally a bad idea, and there are some people who take photo editing way too far. Here are 12 celebs who embarrassingly photoshop their selfies.
TV host and personality Donnatella has been taking her share of after-workout selfies these days, a la Kim Kardashian. However, if you take a second look at one of her pics, you’ll see that the doorknob is curved in a way that is leveled with her waist. Obviously, Donnatella wants people to know that she’s extremely curvy. However, it’s probably best to do some more specialized workouts to actually achieve the desired look. After all, it doesn’t take people long to figure out that a photo has been edited—especially when people can see you in person and quickly compare your actual body to the one in the photo.
11 Nicki Minaj
Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj has long been accused of using Photoshop in her Instagram photos. First, people thought that she was using photo tricks when she showed off the length of her natural hair. Then, people accused her of contouring her body in unnatural ways just to get an attention-worthy photo. Even though Minaj has never admitted to getting butt injection, we can see them. The rear end enhancements also make her waist look particularly small. This even causes other celebs to use Photoshop. During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Parks took a picture with Nicki Minaj, and used some extreme Photoshop measures to make her waist look tiny. Clearly, things are getting out of hand.
10 Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner has pretty much made a career out of embellishing things and making them look the way she wants. She has shamelessly utilized Photoshop for her benefit, and she doesn’t seem to care who notices. When she took a picture with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, she wasn’t happy with the original photo. So, she decided to add some lighting, remove a few wrinkles from her face and Ramsay’s, and give Chef Ramsay an entirely new facial expression. Granted, the edits were pretty impressive, but Kris already has a hard time getting people to believe her when she’s trying to be sincere. Things like this aren’t helping her case.
9 Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has been taking a little time off from music to star in American Horror Story. She’s getting rave reviews, and wants to make sure that she’s in great shape. Gaga has taken some photos of herself working out and posting them online, to chronicle her health journey, update her fans, and brag about her fabulous body. Some of her fans are accusing her of editing the pictures. Her stomach looks a little caved in while she’s bent down, and her stance suggests that she could be at the gym or the pool, even though there’s no water around. Whatever the case, Gaga is looking great these days. And fans probably shouldn’t be surprised that a woman who would wear a dress made from meat might use Photoshop.
8 Amber Rose
These days, Amber Rose has been quite outspoken about the fact that people should stop body-shaming and unfairly labeling women. While this is a very positive message, it’s clear that even Rose feels the pressure to be perfect sometimes. She posted a photo of herself in Instagram, and millions of people commented on how beautiful she looks. Not long after the photo was posted, she was seen on the beach in Miami. While she still looked beautiful, her curves weren’t exactly like the ones in the social media photo. Amber is also a model, so maybe she felt that Photoshop was necessary to portray a certain image. Then again, she probably just wanted to look as hot as possible in her selfie. We kind of can’t blame her.
7 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner posted a photo of herself wearing a navy bikini, and it looks like she’s taking some cues from her big sister Kim. She made herself look especially thin in the photo, but when she was photographed wearing the swimsuit, her body looked much fuller. Kylie has admitted to being insecure about certain aspects of her look. But now that she’s fessed up to getting the lip injections, she really shouldn’t be worried about how she looks in a bathing suit. As we all know, there are plenty of other things Kylie Jenner should be worried about. Her curvy figure, however, is not one of those things.
6 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber recently had the pleasure of adding the title “model” to his resume. He is featured in a visually impressive ad for Calvin Klein. Many believe that the pictures were Photoshopped in order to make Bieber look…manlier. Justin posted a picture of himself on social media wearing nothing but a towel, and it’s clear that he doesn’t look as endowed in the picture he posted himself. Biebs also decided to go commando on a yacht after the photos were released. Maybe he wanted to prove that he was working with something down there. Overall, the Calvin Klein photos do look enhanced, but Bieber fans don’t seem to mind.
5 Miranda Kerr
The lovely Victoria’s Secret model and ex-wife of Orlando Bloom feels as though she needs to doctor up her photos every now and then. We can’t understand why, though, since Kerr is stunning and has a beautiful body. In one of her pictures, Miranda is doing some ballet in her dressing room. The second picture of her in a ballet pose shows that the shelf behind her is curved in the same shape as her lower back. This is an indication that Photoshop was probably involved in editing the picture. Kerr also shared a photo of herself with two other Victoria's Secret models at a fashion show for the company. Someone else found the original photo, which featured the real size of Kerr’s waist. Interesting, indeed.
4 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay took a little break from the spotlight, but she just couldn’t resist the urge to get in on the selfie trend. Recently, she’s been posting pictures of herself in the bathroom sans pants, and there’s been talk that she used Photoshop. The evidence of this editing is particularly in Lindsay’s midsection. However, she hasn’t come out and admitted this, so we’re just going to say that can't know for sure. It does look pretty obvious though, since her waist is considerably smaller than her bust and shoulders. We almost hope the picture is Photoshopped, because it looks kind of weird.
3 Britney Spears
Looks like the princess of pop is getting in on the Photoshop selfie trend, too. She posted a picture of herself performing in Vegas, and her social media followers were immediately drawn to her abs. There are some lines on Spears’ stomach that clearly indicate she’s been skipping time in the gym. Either the lines were spray-painted on to add more definition to her midsection, or they were Photoshopped. Photoshop would have been the easier option, so we’re not ruling that out. However, Spears’ team wont’ respond to questions about the picture. Could that be an admission of Photoshop guilt? Perhaps.
Beyonce pretty much dominates everything she touches—except Photoshop. She recently took a picture wearing a bathing suit that said “I got 99 problems but my a** ain’t one”. However, her fans weren’t happy with the picture, because it showed a pretty dramatic thigh gap. Fans felt that this was unnatural, and depend on Beyonce to be a positive role model when it comes to body image. Queen Bey also took another picture in a bikini. It looks as though her legs are altered in the photo to make her thighs look smaller.
1 Kim Kardashian
It’s not far-fetched to think that the queen of selfies doctors up her photos from time to time. This is especially the case when she takes photos wearing next to nothing. Kim is also accused of using Photoshop just a little too much when it comes to embellishing her post-baby photos. She got caught recently when she took a picture of herself in a blush pink mini skirt, then had a picture taken of her in the same outfit. Kim obviously had more hips when she was photographed by the paparazzi. We know there are some crazy diet trends these days, but it’s pretty impossible to lose 5-10 pounds in a few hours (healthily, anyway). Kim allegedly added Photoshop effects to her post-workout selfies with Blac Chyna, but her rep says it’s not true—this time.