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Troian Bellisario Defends Use of Photoshop in 'GQ' Photo Spread

Troian Bellisario Defends Use of Photoshop in 'GQ' Photo Spread

The ladies of Pretty Little LiarsTroian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Lucy Hale – look smoking hot in this new photo spread from GQ‘s June 2014 issue.

Troian has taken to her Instagram account to defend the use of Photoshop in the shoot and to post some non-retouched photos as well!

“So by now you have seen many a shot from #GQ and many people have said that we were photoshopped… OF COURSE WE WERE! That’s a very specific type of photo shoot. And looking very blown out and perfected was obviously what they were looking for. Great. Cool. As long as we acknowledge how it was achieved so we know it’s not real,” Troian said in her long message.

“Here’s some behind the scenes of my body the way it is and was on the day. I’m not mad at how these pictures turned out, the girls and I had an absolute blast,” Troian added. “More fun than we’ve had on a photoshoot in a while, and I think you can see that in our eyes and smiles. But it’s the same everywhere. It’s the same way on the posters of our show and even in women’s magazines. This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw. But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don’t usually sell products or magazines) I’m proud of my body and the way it looks because @themarkwildman kicks my butt in aerial. But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren’t in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I’m happy To shake what my momma gave me.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the use of Photoshop in photo shoots like this?

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Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth; Photos: GQ, Instagram
Posted to: Ashley Benson, Bikini, Lucy Hale, Magazine, Pretty Little Liars, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario

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  • xex

    They are HOS so they are attractive anyway.

  • Jordy

    This girl is a moron. Her defense is preposterous. People make know that they are photoshopped but some do not understand that soE is manipulated. So yeah they may not have cellulite and people understand that, but someone could look at their build and think “those girls have extremely thin legs, better not eat today”. For someone whose inane show is targeted to an age group of extremely insecure girls, she is extremely ignorant and a dangerous role model. She’s not pretty enough to be THAT dumb.

  • stella

    She is the best of the bunch.
    I don’t find her statement dumb or wrong, she just explained the facts: beside that
    1) which female teenager would read GQ??
    2) find me a person in the Entertainment industry that has not been photoshopped on magazines
    BTW I’ m a fan of natural beauty

  • Jane

    I can tell from this photo that Ashley and Shay are the closest.

  • nope

    None of the “pretty little liars” look all that pretty in real life.

  • Joblo

    @Jordy: You reason and explanantion is just tinted with your hate for her and not actual real argument ! Damn how ignorant can you be for saying that.

  • tee

    @Jordy: “Better not eat today”? Because her build is slim? Well, those people obviously don’t understand that becoming thin does not equate to a different build.

    Rule of thumb: If a photo is meant to sell something, it’s been photoshopped. If it’s meant to sell sex and beauty, it’s been thinned, smoothed, and elongated.

  • Mike

    I disagree with people throwing shade at troian. Yes I find it ridiculous any of these girls are playing hs. They’re all clearly mid 20s by now. Why do we have to have celebrities as are children’s idols? If your daughter is looking at them as examples then you haven’t done your job as a parent
    GQ is not I repeat not a magazine your under age girls should be looking at. It’s a magazine for men. So of course it’s going to be manipulated to look different.

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  • axjo

    so tired of pll cast and the show …

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