It looked like Zendaya was having a pretty good week until photoshopped images of her latest shoot with Modeliste Magazine were released. In one of the re-touched images (left photo), Zendaya’s waist, bust, hips, and thighs are manipulated to be smaller. This standard of beauty has been the norm for most of the fashion industry for decades.
When Zendaya caught wind of what the magazine did to her photo, she immediately took to her Instagram account and posted her real body with a powerful message for the fashion industry.
Zendaya, who is known to stand up for herself, gave the industry a well-deserved read. In turn, Modeliste Magazine honored Zendaya’s request and removed all of the manipulated images from their Instagram page. Zendaya’s positive and empowering words regarding body image didn’t go unnoticed by her fans. In fact, most of them thought that the untouched photo was more flattering that the re-touched photo.
It’s refreshing to see young women like Zendaya refuse to conform to what the fashion world keeps trying to shove down our throats as “beauty”. Zendaya’s confidence in who she is and how she presents herself is inspiring. Guess any magazine will think twice before they try and alter her body.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?