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Will the real Faith Hill please stand up?



Tbdredbook071807 If you’re a big celeb watcher (and who here isn’t?), then you’re familiar with the contest media blog held in which they offered to pay $10,000 for the best example of a magazine cover photo before it was retouched.

The winner was the July cover of Redbook, featuring Faith Hill, in which overzealous photoshoppers not only smoothed out her laugh lines and crow’s feet, but shrank the singer’s arm, made her appear thinner, added more hair, manipulated the hang of her dress, removed a hand from her lap, zapped moles and more.

According to, Redbook editor Stacy Morrison said, “The retouching we did on Faith Hill’s photo for the July cover of Redbook is completely in line with industry standards. We are investigating how the unretouched images got released.”

But the find was worth the hassle for Jezebel editor Anna Holmes, who said the contest got about five or 10 submissions, and they aren’t telling who leaked the photo to them. If you’re curious, check out the contest winner here, but for the life of us, we can’t find much wrong with the original Hill in the first place.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:16am]


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