Time Lapse Video Shows Model's Photoshop Transformation

A viral video demonstrates how much images of models are enhanced to look "perfect."
2:33 | 10/31/13

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We continue, now, with the video going viral, showing one woman's dramatic transformation from seemingly a little lean to perfect, in 47 seconds, thanks to photoshop. Just showing how unrealistic our views on body image can be. Linsey davis has the story. Reporter: Eat's a peek behind the veil that's going viral. Upworthy.Com shared this time lapse video, showing the dramatic changes a model can undergo. It starts with an average-sidesed model. But within seconds, the real transformation begins. At first, a subtle tweak of the nose and lips. Then, the eyes are dramatically enlarged. Now, watch as her torso shrinks two sizes. Her legs, given a stretch, after elongating her arms and neck, the model gets a sculpted backside. Then, a final sheen of glowing, perfect skin. That's not real. Reporter: She's using the short clip to remind her daughter that when it comes to body image in magazines, beauty is often in the eye of the photoshopper. Even back when I was by society's standards, thin and healthy, it was never good enough for me. I want my daughter to see this video because it makes it apparent how unrealistic it is. Reporter: Global democracy posted the video in 2012, petitioning for disclaimers on air-bushed ads. Since willard reposted it, it's wracked up over 4 million views. It shows how unreal our standards of beauty can be. I underwent a virtual nip and tuck in 2011. Retouched photos are a mixture on magazine covers but public pushback like this real beauty ad, and grass rouroots movements are leading to changes. A lot of the pictures are too perfect to be like anyone i know. Reporter: This mom hopes this reminder will inspire more girls to put their expectations of beauty in perspective. She says what she really wants is for us to stop turning beautiful women into drawings and passing them off as real. Interestingly enough, dozens of men left comments online, saying they wanted women to know they like the curvy body of a woman better before the photoshop. Some food for thought this morning. I love that. Thank you so much. Fascinating video. Really, really good. We're moments away from our

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