Is Katy Perry terribly Photoshopped on her Rolling Stone cover?


Yesterday, I did a preview of Katy Perry’s Rolling Stone interview, in which Katy described her parents as “freelance” ministers who used to speak in tongues and have odd rules about deviled eggs. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any photos from Katy’s Rolling Stone shoot – well, any good-quality photos, I should say. So here’s her RS cover: rather bland, right? I do think she’s a pretty girl, and while I’m glad she didn’t go all out with some neon wig and cover herself in whipped cream, I’m not sure this neutral, subdued image is really doing that much either. Or maybe Katy just can’t win with me! Anyway, The Daily Mail is making a big deal about how Katy’s waist looks really ‘Shopped on the cover:

As a dedicated gym goer, Katy Perry is in enviably good shape. The star has even stepped up her workouts to five times a week ahead of her wedding and yesterday showed off the fruits of her labour in a revealing bikini as she held a press conference in a stunning rooftop infinity pool in Singapore.

But pictured in her underwear on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone magazine, it would appear the singer has been made to look even slimmer with a little help from the airbrush.

Katy is wearing a pink bra and knickers in the sultry photoshoot, but her torso seems to have had any hint of body fat digitally removed, resulting in her looking impossibly thin.
Her barely there love handles have also been streamlined, plus the photos have been subjected to the usual procedures of sofening and smoothing, with not a blemish in sight.

Yesterday, Katy put her curves on display at the open-air Singfest music festival in Singapore. She slipped into a patterned bikini to hold a press conference in the a luxury 150metre infinity pool, situated on the roof of the luxurious Marina Bay hotel in the Sands Sky Park.

According to recent reports, Katy is exercising five times a week so she is in incredible shape for her wedding to Russell Brand later this year. The Californian Gurl’s wedding to the 35-year-old British comedian is getting closer and she wants to look amazing for it. Perry, 25, has worked out with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak for the last year and is following his Five Factor Fitness programme.

He told ‘Her goal is to look amazing always. She’s getting in shape for everything…wedding, music videos, touring, etc. She works out as often as she can, she’s a busy woman but her goal is five times a week.’

The five Factor Fitness consists of a five-phase circuit that works each part of the body for five minutes, as well as five small meals a day.

Pasternak added: ‘She eats five small meals a day, each containing healthy fats, lean protein, fiber and a non-sugar drink. A typical day’s diet would be an egg white omelet with a bowl of berries, an apple cinnamon smoothie, a chop salad, three-bean BBQ chips and finishing off with a seafood stir fry for dinner.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Eh, I think Katy is naturally slim, with crazy big boobs that may or may not have been purchased. I’m sure she is dieting and working out a lot – after all, she’s promoting her album and preparing for a wedding – that’s enough to send any woman over the dieting edge. I’m not going to bash her for it, especially since I didn’t think the cover was overly Photoshopped.

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  1. SammyHammy says:

    Her head looks too big for her body in that pic. Weird.

  2. denise says:

    That is clearly not Katy’s face.

  3. Agent Cooper says:

    Yeah, it looks photoshopped to hell. And, a crappy job at that. You can’t even tell where her arm ends and her body begins.

  4. snowball says:

    For lack of a better word, her face is stronger than the Rolling Stone pic shows. She’s just not that lovely, she’s more pretty. Crap, I wish I could describe it better.

    Her arms and thighs aren’t that thin and her boobs and stomach have been softened and sort of elongated.

    She looks better without all the garish makeup and creepy hair. I hate the crap she wears, but I guess it’s her thing.

  5. guesty says:

    her face seems different…like her features are more subdued. it’s kinda fuzzy looking.

  6. Brittney says:

    I’d like to know for certain whether her chest is real… Nature gave me 34DDs, and at my thinnest they’re not at all proportionate to my body, but it seems no one can wrap their minds around the fact that that’s possible, especially among celebrities. To me Katie’s body looks 100% natural (though her face is possibly a different story).

  7. Brittney says:

    Also, how is no one mentioning that double-jointed elbow shot?

  8. Kaz says:

    She’s so bad woman and wired

  9. original kate says:

    her arms look broken and her head looks huge. *sigh* why do they insist on photoshopping people to the point where they look so creepy?

  10. lisa says:

    Photoshoppers for covers do three main things – They niptuck the arms/stomach/legs, they screw with the lighting to smooth out parts, and they balloon the head slightly so that the body looks skinny. If you check out the latest Britney cover, for instance, they did that and it looks really obvious.

  11. dj says:

    She’s beautiful and looks completely natural to me.

  12. Persistent Cat says:

    I wish she would go away. Her music is just the worst. It’s trite drivel and the sound of her voice makes my back arch. As well, she’s an attention whore.

  13. Oi says:

    Head too big. And yeah, photoshopped.

  14. kellogg says:

    she has a fantastic healthy-looking i-work-the-f-out-and-eat-well bod. i’m sad they Photoshopped it to hell. (She looks a bit like Jennifer Connelly on the RS cover, no?)

    but i hate her re-packaging from Christian recording artist into latex and lollipops pop princess.

    it doesn’t seem authentic. just as Lady Gaga is not wearing jeweled lobsters on her head and platforms 24/7 as she claims. “This is me…I’ll die for my art.”

    ugh, sorry. going OT. 🙂

  15. Amy says:

    @Brittney — I’m in the same boat! Even when I’m working out seven days a week and super thin, I’m a D cup. Any bigger and I’m back to DD. I know people think I have fake boobs. It does happen, people!

    Oh, and I’m not bragging. I actually think it looks kind of ridiculous on me. Would love to be able to job comfortably.

  16. snowball says:

    I’m totally confirming how ancient I am, but Vanna White once said she got her job on Wheel of Fortune because she had the perfect look producers are always looking for for television work. Big head and thin body, which photograph and film perfectly.

    So I guess check out Vanna White. Living proof of what the ‘Shoppers are constantly trying to achieve.

  17. Kim says:

    Another wanna be “pop” star with no talent hence I will show off my purchased boobs. Next….

  18. kelbear says:

    Looks like they gave her the head shape of her boy toy Russell.

  19. Delta Juliet says:

    Obviously it’s not impossible to be thin and have big boobs….but it’s not the norm.

    Also, I don’t think her body looks ridiculous on the cover. My body used to be slim like that too (before I hit my 30s and had two kids LOL)

    And I think she has the most beautiful eyes.

  20. Rev. Brandy says:

    Is it me . . . or is the most alarming thing about the cover that her eyes are hazel in the photo, and brilliantly blue in real life?

  21. LindyLou says:

    Does she wear coloured contacts? Her eyes look hazel on the RS cover but I always thought she had really blue eyes. Maybe I just answered my own question…hmmm

    @rev brandy – sorry your comment wasn’t showing when I typed mine…

  22. Lenore says:

    Her body doesn’t bug me but it’s obvious the face is from another shot and pasted in. Lots of blurring going on to conceal the edges.

    On the breast issue, looking at that shot in the green plastic swimsuit thing, if they’re fake then they’re very well done. They look real to me there.

  23. ligeia says:

    they work pretty hard to remove every trace of pretty in that magazine cover. what a trainwreck.

  24. Jeri says:

    She has a great body & if part of it is purchased it is not obvious like many others. Very realistic looking, right Russell?

  25. Jover says:

    Thank you rolling stone, a once great mag, for giving me another reason not to bother with you.

  26. HotPockets says:

    I’m a size one and wear a 100 percent, completely natural 34FF bra. People always assume I have fake boobs, and I could care less anymore, because I stopped trying to convince people otherwise as I got older.

    I give Katy the benefit of the doubt and say her tatas are real 🙂

  27. zendiggity says:

    omg, her legs, waist and arms are completely airbrushed. Thats ridiculous since i dont see anything wrong with them that they would need airbrushed, but they did, and a bad job at that.

  28. lisa says:

    So every mag cover she does will be naked, or in a bra/panties or something in that realm. Really do women always have to take off their cloths to say Sexy.. DAMN..

    Katy has a fairly average face. Nothing wrong with that. But she is not “beautiful”. I think she is trying too hard to compete with Gaga.. at some point if not already one of them will go too far.

  29. Masala says:

    Oh geez. Look at the last picture. Her boobs are real. They actually look like they are following the laws of gravity.

  30. Shawna says:

    She looks lovely in the concert shots (which I’ll admit even though you’ll never catch me listening to her “music”).

  31. Heaven-bound says:

    I think her boobs are real, you can tell when they are fake, because you can check for perfect half-circles around the top of the breasts. Natural breasts, even when placed in a push-up bra, will form a smooth natural curve at the top of the breast.

  32. Sally says:

    I’m on Team Real here, too. Katy’s boobs are actually dead ringers for mine – they hang very similarly and there’s pics where they’re escaping under her armpits, which is one of the banes of my existence 🙁

    That said, that cover is pretty obviously photoshopped!

  33. Allie says:

    what???? Rolling Stone covers are supposed to be epic…and Katy has such original eye-candy colorful pinup style! WHY would they put her in a blah chewed gum colored bra in the most boring pose EVER? If your using Katy on your cover, you have a lot to work with! Why why why? Such a waste of what could have been an amazing cover…

  34. Crash2GO2 says:

    Yup – big head with large features (especially eyes) and a slim frame. And it’s not just the women. Look at Clint Eastwood.

  35. donotpassgo-donotcollect200$ says:

    Take all the sparkles, costumes and stage makeup away, she is nothing special. Just another manufactured pop star.

  36. Mouse says:

    My fiance still has a subscription to this rag, but I don’t enjoy it anymore. Doesn’t matter who’s on the cover, they all get the living hell photoshopped out of them and it’s obvious. Remember when it was actually about the music? Now they slap whoever/whatever they think is going to sell the most on the cover, which usually involves boobs and some level of nudity.

    It’s too bad they felt the need to do this, because I think Katy is naturally a very pretty girl and they should have left her alone!

  37. Kelly says:

    Shopped from head to toe; though it’s not a good repro it’s patently obvious to anyone with a camera and a copy of Pshop. Do I care? No. Im just glad it’s common knowledge how far the work goes these days- maybe people will stop believing that ANYONE actually looks like that and be a bit more happy with themselves.
    It’s still ickily dishonest though.

  38. Kelly says:

    Oh and check out the size of her inflated fish eye in proportion to her face- LOL, ease up on the ‘scale’ button!!!

  39. fizXgirl3114 says:

    I have to admit… I totally covet her body… it’s soft and feminine looking…

  40. Lendy Jones says:

    Its photoshopped, very airbrushed looking. Who does she think she is fooling?

  41. gg says:

    Singing she cannot do.

  42. Truthzbetta says:

    I have never seen a pic of this chick without her shoving her breasts in my face. I wonder if such a Perry pic even exists? Like Bigfoot I’d have to see her modestly not show her breasts in one single, real life pic before I’ll believe.

    But now the cooch too? Nothing says Christian and classy at the same time as this.

    Well, I guess she’s not long on talent so what we’re seeing here are her only options. Glorified go-go dancer. At least the cover doesn’t sing because photoshop and autotune should never have to compete.

  43. meg says:

    I loved when she said she couldn’t sing or dance live. LOL then you’re a freakin model!! So Katy, be happy you have that. Now go away. Please.

  44. brewski says:

    First picture of her that doesn’t look Photoshopped. I want to like her looks because I like looking a pretty girls, but there is something strange about her head that turns me off.