She might live a life full of drama on TV, but in real life? She puts drama out like a light!
Troian Bellisario, whom you might know as Spencer from Pretty Little Liars, is WELL aware that she, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale were heavily photoshopped for their seXXXy spread in the June issue of GQ magazine.
And unlike Beyoncé in her H&M ads, Troian’s OK with it! But not because she wants to seem perfect by any means.
After hearing relentless critiques about how photoshop ruined the PLL girls' spread, Miz Bellisario posted some behind the scenes photos from the shoot on Instagram with the following caption:
“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. 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. 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.”
Well said!! Are you feeling touched?? Because WE are!
Sure, we can wish their spread was more realistic as much as we want, but stylistically, that’s not what the magazine was ever going for to begin with. And while it sucks that real people with real flaws don't seem to sell glossies, Troian isn't trying to pretend her smooth, shiny skin and poreless face in the mag is real!
And the girls look hot no matter what — in both the final GQ photos and in the flawsome behind the scenes ones!
Compare the way too perfect pics with the BTS pics (below)!
[Image via GQ Magazine.]
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