Since Kim Kardashian West‘s infamous Paper magazine cover came out yesterday, many have wondered if it underwent any major photoshopping – and we have the answers!
Mickey “Mr. Mickey” Boardman spoke with Us Weekly and gave some very specific answers about the 34-year-old reality star’s booty shot.
“Every cover of every magazine is airbrushed on some level,” Mickey said. “But what I will say, is that is her butt. It is not padded. It is not augmented. That is all really her. But, yes, there was retouching to clean things up and make things look amazing,” he admitted. “That’s what retouching is. It’s not building an ass that isn’t there or taking 50 pounds off the waist.”
And yes, Kim was “oiled up” by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, who had the honor of “rubbing the oil all over her.”
Plans also changed when Kim got to the studio. “There was some ass-related thing that was proposed but we weren’t sure what was going to happen/ We were really just planning on recreating the [famous] champagne shot…but she came in and was like, ‘Let’s, you know, let’s just go there!’… She’s not shy about taking her clothes off, and the next thing [we knew], magic was happening.”