healthy magazine april cover airbrushed skinny model

Healthy magazine adds the pounds to its April cover.

My, how the tables have turned.

After endless egregious airbrushing that's given us missing hips and armpits, a magazine has finally done the unthinkable: beefed up a model.

Healthy, the in-house health magazine for British vitamin and health food retailer Holland & Barrett has admitted to using airbrushing to give thin model Kamilla Wladyka fake curves on its April cover, the Daily Mail reports.

In a debate on retouching, editor Jane Druker 'fessed up to the digital makeover, reportedly saying the magazine "had to put on half a stone (seven pounds)" after Wladyka allegedly showed up to the shoot looking thinner than she had during the casting process.

"There were plenty of clothes that we couldn't put on her because her bones stuck out too much," Druker told the source.

"She looked beautiful in the face, but really thin and unwell. That's not a reflection of what we do in our magazine, which is about good health."

Guess that's nothing a few minutes in Photoshop can't fix, apparently.

Kamilla Wladyka thin model

Wladyka without the added pounds. Photo: Dawid Zastawnik Management


The Polish Wladyka is reportedly a size 6 (US size 4) and boasts a 24-inch waist, according to her modeling agency.

Meanwhile, another participant at the debate, Gerard Chevalier, claimed Druker had added two to three stones (28 to 42 pounds) to the model's slim frame, the paper reports.

Sheesh. Couldn't they have just handcuffed her to the crafts services table... or, better yet, taken the advice of debate organizers Leni's Model Management?

"When magazines start changing body shape, it becomes unhealthy," Eleni Renton told the paper. "That girl probably should have been sent home from the shoot."

What do you think? Is it OK to use airbrushing to make someone curvier, rather than skinnier? Or is a fake a fake? Leave a comment.

In related news, check out Kim Kardashian's unairbrushed nude photo shoot.