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Zendaya Calls Out Magazine For Photoshopping Her '19-Year-Old Hips'

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When the images from Zendaya's Modeliste Magazine editorial were released, the singer noticed that her "19-year-old hips and torso" were no longer in a photo with the rest of her body. The magazine's November cover star posted the pre- and post- 'shopped pictures on Instagram side-by-side, alerting her fans to the changes made to her figure (original is on the right). Though she didn't note where she got the un-retouched version, she told her followers that she was "shocked" to find her body had been "quite manipulated."

Because Zendaya believes retouching is one factor making women self-conscious by creating "the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have," she took it upon herself to show the un-retouched image alongside the sun-kissed version. Zendaya, who has previously called out Giuliana Rancic for her comments on dreadlocks, clarified "Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love." The "Replay" singer also mentions that Modeliste Magazine has pulled down the images, and for that she is thankful. Lesson of the day, don't believe everything you see  and don't retouch Zendaya.

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