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Hands up if you remember Nikki Webster from the Sydney Olympics?

Well, these, it appears, are the before and after shots of a shoot she did for FMH or whatever the acronym is for the magazine. I found it while searching for the before and after shots that Jamie Lee Curtis took about five years back to illustrate how three hours of with a team of make up artists turns her very ordinary middle aged figure into glam. The same thing goes for bony teen girls with ugly legs, it appears. Don't you just love the photoshop work?

You know, every time I see images like these, I can't help but think how fucked up we must all be to simply let this go on, and to let it define our unrealistic idea of beauty. Then my apathy kicks in. There's only so long you can keep feeling a profound sense of outrage at existing in a world of lies and make believe, before you simply sigh, and go back to writing your fiction of make believe and fantasy worlds.

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benpeek
Oct. 9th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
cool vid, man.
angriest
Oct. 9th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
There used to be a whole website of these, but buggered if I can remember where it is now. Where did you find the Nikki Webster one?
benpeek
Oct. 9th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
i just picked it off google, i'm afriad. it was some forum, maybe?

i remember that website from a while back, too, and it wasn't that.

is the media talking about invading iran to me??
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benpeek
Oct. 9th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
nah, man, you just got a new flavour.
nihilistic_kid
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
She's hot in both pics!
benpeek
Oct. 9th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
ask for her at the consulate party ;)
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benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
don't worry, luv, photoshop will make you beautiful. we can all admire from afar.
ex_chrisbil
Oct. 10th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Urgh.

On the plus side, my girlfriend looks better than before and after with zero photoshoping. Hooray!
benpeek
Oct. 11th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
and do you have photos of her to share with us?
bodhichitta0
Oct. 11th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Every time I see one of those things I think "There are people out there who don't know these things are altered."

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