So it’s pretty much a given by now that any public image of a model, actor, or pop star has been digitally altered. But it doesn’t make peeking under the hood to see exactly what gets slimmed, smoothed, doctored, and deleted any less mind-blowing, especially when it’s the latest striking example, this one of Hungarian singer Boggie.
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In her official music video for a song called “Nouveau Parfum,” we see her in close-up while she sings — and, for the entire three and a half minutes, has her face and hair fixed up, thanks to a software program. Blemishes get erased, skin tone gets lightened, bra straps are banished, hair gets recolored and styled, and eyes and lips are bedazzled. It’s all pretty cool and mesmerizing — unless, of course, you stop and think about the fact that a perfectly beautiful woman is being transformed into yet another unrealistically glossy gal who can help feed the plummeting self-esteem of ladies everywhere.
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