Kelly Brook defends digitally altering her snaps
KELLY Brook has defended photoshopping pictures of herself to look a bit ‘smoother’.
The model and TV star sparked controversy yesterday when she posted a picture on Instagram of her and boyfriend Jeremy Parisi at Royal Ascot.
While some followers described Kelly — dressed in an elegant below-the-knee cream dress with crimson trimmings and accessories — as ‘stunning’ and complimented her on her ‘amazing figure’, others cried: ‘FAKE FAKE FAKE.’
One cheekily wrote: ‘When is your husband’s baby due? 😍’ — referencing some editing they detected around his normally chiselled midriff.
Still others asserted that Photoshop had likely been used, but applauded her for it.
‘Go ahead & edit pics like the rest of us do & ignore the sad media & busy bodies!’ one wrote.
But Kelly got have her own say on the matter when she appeared on ITV’s Loose Women today.
Explaining her use of certain editing apps, she said: ‘I’m on telly, people can see what I look like, so it’s not like I’m really drastically changing how I look and I have put on weight as I’ve got older and I’m embracing being a bigger size.
‘I’m not on a diet, I’m not telling other people to lose weight and this is the size you want to be.
‘I was just trying to make the lines of the dress look a bit nicer, I really don’t overthink it.’
Brook also explained that she was wearing an expensive dress and wanted to make sure it looked its best.
She said: ‘I spent all this money on this lovely dress, spent hours getting ready and I sit in a car for two hours, so when I’m having my picture taken I am thinking, “Oh my dress is really creased” and it was a little bit tight round the top part, so I just thought I would smooth it out a little bit.
‘There are apps on my phone and I can just tweak it and make it look better.’
Poking fun at her partner Parisi for giving the game away, she said: ‘I blame Jeremy because he’s wearing pinstripes so I could have got away with it but the pinstripe went a little bit wonky.’
She also admitted she had given herself a bit of an unofficial tummy tuck.
‘I got a bit carried away and I took my tummy in a little bit, I did do that,’ she said,
Asked why she felt the need to digitally alter the snap, she said: ‘I just think because I’ve been in this industry for so many years I am always looking at pictures in a different way.
‘So I like creating beautiful images and lovely pictures, so even if I take a picture of my garden or if I’m on holiday and I take a picture of a beach I always put a filter or something on it to bring out the sunset, so when I look at myself I think: ‘Oh that’s a nice picture but I think I can make it a bit better.’”
Brook compared it to other ways to alters her appearance saying: ‘This isn’t real, I’ve just spent two hours in hair and make up, I didn’t wake up like this, so nothing is real, so how far do you want to go?’
Author: Anna Thomson