When does pic­ture edit­ing go too far?

Kelly Brook, 38, re­cently ad­mit­ted to al­ter­ing her so­cial me­dia photos

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Fol­low­ing celebs on In­sta­gram can be hard. How does she al­ways look so good? Can I af­ford that slay out­fit? What are her diet se­crets? It can of­ten leave us feel­ing pretty rub­bish about our­selves. Imag­ine how peeved you’d be then to find out your fave star is edit­ing their photos.

It’s some­thing that curvy TV star Kelly Brook has re­cently opened up about, in­sist­ing in a now-deleted In­sta­gram post, ‘Yes I re­touch my pic­tures! It is not be­cause of my weight! We all do it.’ Err, is that an OK mes­sage to send to her 940K fol­low­ers?

‘Of course there is tech­ni­cally noth­ing wrong with a bit of im­age tweak­ing,’ says au­thor and be­hav­iour ex­pert Judi James. ‘But it is the con­stant use of this fa­cil­ity that should make celebs like Kelly, who’s a role model for curvier girls, think harder about this. It cre­ates the ex­pec­ta­tion that you can have a curvier fig­ure but with­out, say, a rounded tum. This can make girls feel ashamed of their nor­mal body shapes, which might not be Kelly’s fault, but wouldn’t it be great if she were seen as gor­geous, tummy and all?’

It cer­tainly would, so let’s all – celebs and ‘civil­ians’ alike – start em­brac­ing our lit­tle quirks more!

Kelly at Royal As­cot and, left, with her part­ner Jeremy Parisi in an im­age posted to her In­sta­gram

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