HUGE VICTORY! Re: Fake models
14-year-old Julia Bluhm wanted Seventeen Magazine, the most widely distributed teen girls’ magazine in the U.S., to publish just one un-retouched photo in each issue to show its readers what real beauty and real girls look like.
After hearing from more than 80,000 people who signed Julia’s petition on Change.org asking Seventeen to run the un-altered photos, Seventeen went above and beyond Julia’s request.
In the August issue that just hit stands, Seventeen’s Editor in Chief announced that the magazine vows not to use Photoshop to alter the face shape and body sizes of its teen models, and that it will feature a diversity of models with different body shapes, races and hair textures — a coup for the women’s fashion industry, and women and girls’ self image.