Troian Bellisario Addresses Photoshopped GQ Shoot: 'I'm Not Mad At How The Pictures Turned Out'

Troian Bellisario Addresses Photoshopped GQ Shoot: 'I'm Not Mad At How The Pictures Turned Out'

Troian Bellisario doesn’t hate the new photos from the Pretty Little Liars feature in GQ mag — and neither do we.

But the 28-year-old actress has always been honest with her fans and she showed them just what she looked like before the photoshopping on Instagram with a great body image message. Check it:

“So by now you have seen many a shot from #GQ and many people have said that we were photoshopped… OF COURSE WE WERE! that’s a very specific type of photo shoot. And looking very blown out and perfected was obviously what they were looking for. Great. Cool. As long as we acknowledge how it was achieved so we know it’s not real. Here’s some behind the scenes of my body the way it is and was on the day. I’m not mad at how these pictures turned out, the girls and I had an absolute blast. More fun than we’ve had on a photoshoot in a while, and I think you can see that in our eyes and smiles. But it’s the same everywhere.

“It’s the same way on the posters of our show and even in women’s magazines. This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw. But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don’t usually sell products or magazines) I’m proud of my body and the way it looks because @themarkwildman kicks my butt in aerial. But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren’t in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I’m happy To shake what my momma gave me.”

She added afterwards, “I mean. Photoshopped or not. I work with three of the most gorgeous women on the planet. (Goddesses without hair and make up as well) @shaym @itsashbenzo @lucyhale #gq.”

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  • shanghai

    What great comments on the subject of photoshopping!! And how true it is that it would be sooo boring if we were all perfect and looked alike. As long as more celebrities are open about the amount of photoshopping hopefully young girls will not aspire to those impossible images.

  • mia

    I love how Troian is so open about these issues and doesn’t hesitate to call out the industry/media whenever it’s necessary. She shows young girls that she takes good care of herself and she’s proud of herself and her body, and that’s what matters. I think she’s a great role model!

  • Julia

    beautiful words, Troian is always right!
    as well as she is right when she says that the target for the magazine is the perfection, therefore it is useless to criticize.
    and it is great that she accept herself with her ‘flaws’