What happens when you take a bunch of pictures of regular women and transform them (via Photoshop) into cover girls? Turns out they're pretty nonplussed!
BuzzFeed recently rounded up several ladies and had them participate in a professional photo shoot (complete with makeup, styling, and "angle this way" instructions), then ran the results through the Photoshop wringer until they qualified as "cover models." You know, the kind of stuff magazines do to actresses every month. The response was interesting: The women weren't mad, or offended, so much as bewildered and disenchanted.
"I feel like it doesn't even look like me," said one, while another asked, "Why would you want to make someone look so different?" Perhaps the most poignant: "This is how I always wanted to see myself, but now that I see it, I'm questioning why I ever wanted to look like that." Probably because we're constantly surrounded by this crap!