Plus-Size Model Ashley Graham Gets Criticized For Being Photoshopped On 'Maxim'

Photographer defends that her curves are all real

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Ashley Graham graces the new issue of Maxim but her curves are coming under fire. The 28-year-old plus-size model proudly captioned her cover as #beautybeyondsize yet critics are alleging that she was Photoshopped.

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"Here's my problem. She doesn't look like this. . But she gets paid to get distorted," said one on Instagram. "[L]ol this photo is photoshopped. It may appear she has lost weight but probably not. In the end who cares," said another. One fan defended Ashley by saying that the publication may have slimmed her down without her knowledge. "I don't think her pic was airbrushed. But, if it was, did you ever stop to think maybe Maxim did it w/out asking Ashley? They airbrush everyone. They never ask for the model's consent. Stop attacking Ashley."

Renowned photographer Gilles Bensimon denies that major alteration was done. "I shoot this image of Ashley,and we don't slimmer her at all!!! Sorry because you sound so convinced," he wrote to one fan, per E!. "In fact (almost no photoshop) sorry to disappoint you."

Do you think Ashley Graham was photoshopped by Maxim? 

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