Cindy Crawford Photo May Have Been Doctored

Photographer who took the image claims it was stolen and altered from its original form.
2:27 | 03/02/15

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mystery over the unaltered photo of Cindy Crawford. The photographer claiming the picture was stolen and doctored. ABC's Linzie Janis is with the story. So many women were relieved when this photo showing Crawford's less than perfect mid drift was allegedly leaked. But now the photographer who shot it says those imperfections didn't exist in his photo. It's the photo that went viral for allegedly showing the real Cindy Crawford. But this morning it appears those imperfections may not be real at all. John Russo who photographed Crawford for a cover and spread back in 2013 telling ABC news the photo he took was stolen or unlawfully accessed and alter and distributed to the media. The magazine using mostly head shots and a video from the shoot only showed her from the chest up. But when a british journalist shared the altered and leaked image on Twitter last month, women around the world couldn't help but rejoice, one tweeting turns out she has a real body just like me and another saying, finally, thank you, every woman needs to see. I'm happy with my body now but it's not my old body. Crawford who spoke about her changing body during a 2012 interview with the Huffington post has remained silent on the photo. But in a blog post at the time Marie Clair America implied it was legit saying it showed a body that defies expectations. It is real, honest and gorgeous. This morning neither the magazine nor Crawford as responded to Russo's claim that the unflattering photo was in fact doctored. But some pointing to another picture as proof. Just days after the story exploded Crawford's husband, randy Gerber instagramed the model looking toned as picture perfect as ever. Cindy Crawford has not returned our phone calls. If someone did doctor that photograph, she's perfect after all. She's perfect in that photo. I think she looks pretty darn great. How was that unflattering? She's had two kids and looks fantastic. And she works hard at it, too. No matter what, Cindy, you're gorgeous. I'm sorry. I'm with you.

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