Zendaya — a 19-year-old actress, singer and dancer — is svelte and beautiful.
Yet that wasn’t initially good enough for Modeliste Magazine, which published a retouched photo of Zendaya that slimmed down her waist and thighs.
When the teen noticed, she took to Instagram to show the difference.
“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated,” she posted to her Instagram. “These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have.”
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Her post led Modeliste to take down the retouched photo. Modeliste also released a statement on Facebook saying it has pulled the issue with the edited images and will work with Zendaya to publish the unedited and “authentic” images later.
Said Modeliste: “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.”
Should’ve thought of that sooner. And thank you, Zendaya