Thursday, November 19, 2009

Demi Moore's Body Replaced By W Magazine


In a recent high profile row, Ralph Lauren took flack for blatant outrageous Photoshopping of models. But this has not reformed the industry. Instead, magazines like W have simply decided to jam more false images of how people look down our throats. After all, who is to stop them?

Check out what it appears to be 26 year old Anja Rubik's superimposed body... scratch that - her body was attached to Demi Moores for the sake of a better cover image. You have to wonder, did Demi even wear the same Balmain dress?


There has to be an extreme effort to put forth to take a woman that is 47 and make her look like a woman much younger. The answer may be beyond Photoshop, it could very well be full body replacement with the use of Photoshop. Representatives from W claim 'nothing unusual' was done but of course that means nothing because Photoshopping is standard practice in the industry. The blogsphere has gone nuts questioning if the photo is retouched. This writer asserts the photo is both retouched with other significant changes.

The story is evolving by the minute. Demi being the high-tech tweeter has joined the fray and insists in a tweet: Here is the original image people my hips were not touched don't let these people bullxxxx you!

I've always been a big Demi Moore fan. I mean no disrespect in any way, there seems to be a great body evidence (no pun intended) that the body in her photo is not her. Offering up a photo she received from W magazine isn't the same as the original photo before any staffer touched it. Perhaps she can clarify this and put he matter to rest. Until then, a lot of speculation will continue. If nothing else people are becoming more aware of the antics magazines and advertisers pull and it does need to stop.

Until we figure the truth, here is the cover everyone is talking about. Let's just hope that until we do know the absolute truth, it doesn't sell a lot of magazines. If it is a true photo, then I say we reward Demi and the Magazine and all buy two copies.

37 comments:

mel82 said...

I agree with you. I am also a fan of Demi (of her looks not her acting skills) and I think the picture was so photoshopped they might as well grabbed a Demi Moore barbie doll and work with that.

I think is extra shady that in the picture no only did her hip dissapear out of thin air but she is in the exact same position as the model who originally wore the "dress".

Also, that is NOT a dress. It's a bathing suit with a built-in wrap.

Denise @ Swelle said...

(I think you meant Anja Rubik is 26, not 36!)

I thought nothing shocked me anymore but this blatant body snatching is so brazen, I am indeed shocked! But I'm not even slightly surprised that Demi is denying this isn't her body. She probably thinks it's her face, too!

Anonymous said...

Hmm.. very interesting.. at very least an "amazing" coincidence.

FYI: Anja is 26, not 36.

Jessica said...

am i the only one not recognizing the stars on magazine covers nowadays? i mean it, i have to check the cover to see who i am looking at. nobody looks like themselves anymore. Hey maybe this is a clever tactic of the magazine editors to get us to pick up the magazine, and possibly buy it.

Treacle said...

Wow...that is amazing. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

I think the OP is just a conspiracy theorist nut. If you look at a couple of blow ups of both torsos you can see very different details in the pattern of the clothing, the way the sashes fall, the folds etc.

Even the lighting is different. The angle of the hips (both sides) are different.

Was the photo photoshopped? Probably. But all professional digital photos are. Is this a made up photo? Doubtful.

Langdon said...

I'm not convinced. The swimsuit is obviously something Demi could legitimately be wearing, and the pose she's in is a basic, natural pose. If you look at the shoulder 'pads,' the highlights on the front of the suit, and the fabric at her crotch, all are considerably different from one photo to the next. The only thing W magazine is guilty of here is putting Demi in an off-the-rack swimsuit and asking her to stand like a woman.

Charles said...

That's just tripy.

Anonymous said...

This is so weird as I just saw the cover of the mag at the drug store and thought "Gee, talk about a photoshop job on Demi". I study photography and always review the magazine covers. I've noticed for some years now how blatant the photoshop work is that now I try and analyze what is "real" and is not. I immediately thought that the body was unfamiliar to me (I like Demi and always note seen recent photos of her). Sad what some do with their skills in photo/digital imaging ...

Anonymous said...

The body superimposed on Demi's was not taken directly from the fashion show. The model was most likely photographed in the same studio, for lighting consistency. As a professional art director it seems to me that the elbows shape ,hands and legs of the model and Demi's supposed body are the same. Her face has been slightly narrowed to harmonize proportions with the models body.

Meseret Hailu said...

Just want to put in my two cents.

May said...

Maybe Demi has a blond sister ^^

Kimberely said...

While the photo may be shopped somewhat, there is no reason that is not her body. She is very thin, those dresses are cut to fit a certain size range, which would look like everyother model on that stage. There bodies are all very similar in size and shape and are chosen that way for consistency in the form on the runway. I see plenty of women in Dallas who are just as thin and fit and they are not all under 40 either. People work out like mad and eat severe diets for this look (I am not one of them)Demi is one of those people.

Esme Vos said...

In the pre-Photoshop days of the Soviet Union, Politburo members would "disappear" from photos taken at previous May Day parades. This was a sign that they had fallen out of favor. So the doctoring of photos to spread propaganda and control people's minds is nothing new. In the case of fashion magazines, we need to ask: what exactly is their agenda?

mary ann said...

LOOK at the two photos! NOT the superimposed comparison that is side by side in the copy of this article - but comparing the one of the model & then the actual cover of Demi. They are NOT the same photo. Even small you can see the difference in the drape of the dress, the hips. Chances are if Demi says that it's her, it's HER! She's worked hard for her body - I highly doubt that she would take part in a charade like that.

Anonymous said...

I've been doing Photoshop work for many years now and have an eye for anatomy and proportions and, in my opinion, the hip isn't photoshopped at all. Resting on her right hip will make the left one smaller as what is seen in the photo. If there's any editing done it's really more on her face, but more on cleaning up which is usually the case for Photoshop editing.

As for using an old photo of a model, it still isn't the case as if you observe closer, a lot of details do not match (ie the sash).

hugh said...

Look at the knees! The same body.

Anonymous said...

If they did replace her body - they didn't use that shot.

Mamas A. said...

If your only job was to be beautiful, to spend 20 to 40 hours per week in the gym, and if you could afford $500+ on facial treatments, you too could look like Demi Moore. Add on enough make up and the right lighting and this shot could be close enough to real that a little Photoshop doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

I believe the picture is a duplicate of the model's body. Also Demi was never that skinny!

Anonymous said...

I agree, doesn't matter if she works hard foe her body, usually all the time they need a little help from the digital brush, what we have to note is that we have increased the sales for this magazines, since the controversy always sells, I don't really care if this is her body or not, my concern is the sense of lack of ethics that this type of magazine have.

eromlige said...

So, does anyone know what Demi Moore "really" looks like? I'm just saying, it would be nice to see the "real" 47 y/o ....... somewhere. Or is it so horrid that it makes babies cry?

Anonymous said...

you people will believe anything you read on the internet. look at the picture of the model close up and look at the demi picture close up. look at the way the light shines on the fabric and the folds of the fabric. you are just jealous that demi moore still looks as good as she does at her age.

Anonymous said...

Human skeletons have a tendency to look the same.

Miss Devylish said...

I'm going to go w/ the pro-Demi stance that it's her body on the cover. What's funny is I saw it on the stand too and didn't think anything of her body since she's well-known for keeping herself ultra fit, but her face. She looks half her age and tho it probably wasn't her fault, they definitely photoshopped it to make her look younger. Either the eyes, face shape, something.. because that looks like a much younger version of her rather than a truer version w/ maybe some blemishes or wrinkles shopped out. I wish they'd try harder to make people look a bit more real. She's a beautiful woman no doubt.. but I love the way her face looks as is. It doesn't need adjusted for a stupid cover.

Lindsay said...

this was my theory. I think that's actually my photoshopped overlay you are using:
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/1922/demiwcover.jpg

Ophelia said...

It seems to me that if the OP wanted people to be able to see things objectively, the W cover wouldn't have been superimposed over the model's photo at the top - it seems designed to make people think, "oh, that's right, it's copied". Show us both photos side-by-side FIRST so that comparisons can be made - show the superimposition after. So, in the same way the media "brainwashes" us, the OP presented people with an image first that "proves" the theory.

Anonymous said...

If you look at both photos side by side the shoes of the people watching are identical in both shots.

Diana said...

I hate to tell all you Demi fans who insist this isn't the other model's body...the differences in folds are very easy to do in Photoshop, and would likely be done to "cover their tracks" as to the photo they used to paste Demi's head on.

I'm a photographer and a good photoshop artist could have easily transformed the model photo into the cover, slight variations to the clothing and all.

Anonymous said...

Of course it is a Photoshopped pictures. What amazes me are the ones shocked by this and ones actually trying to explain it away. This is nothing new, people. 20 years ago or so TV Guide put Oprah's head on Ann Margaret's body for one of their covers. Sorry, Demi can tweet and twit all she wants but that bird can't fly.

Anonymous said...

To those of you who are refuting this Photoshop hack job because of the differences between the photo of the model and the cover photo - let me ask you this:

Do you really think that when that model walked down the runway, there was only one single photo taken?

Has it occurred to you that there were likely dozens of photos snapped of her and probably only a few were ever published?

Having worked in Photoshop for 12 years, I have no doubt that the body in the cover photo was lifted from a photo of that model. There are so many biometric similarities that it is just plain obvious.

Anonymous said...

In the picture of the model one can accept that her left arm has swung forward and appears foreshortened as a result. In the purported photo of Demi Moore her hands are pressed against her sides and so cannot appear foreshortened. I suspect that Ms. Moore would be more willing to admit to a Photoshopped body transplant than to allow people to believe that her right arm actually is two or three inches longer than her left arm.

Anonymous said...

Well, I just superimposed the runway shot with the W cover shot in another layer in my own art program and I can tell you it took me less than five clicks of the mouse resizing and rotating on the plane to get the neck, torso, & legs to match exactly - including all the folds in the garment.

The only thing that did not match was her airbrushed head, of course, and her arms & hands which are out of whack.(As somebody here just said - one of Demi's is strangely longer than the other.)

So if her head was not superimposed on this particular shot, it was one taken a half-second before or after by the same photographer with the same camera of the same model on the same walk down that runway. Either that or (more likely, given that they are anatomically, um, questionable) the W cover's hands & arms were manipulated digitally as well. I just didn't want to spend any more time on it to see how they did it, because there's no doubt in my mind now that they did do it.

The odds of the hip, waist, shoulders and even parts of the clavicle aligning 100% perfectly with just a few quickie clicks by an amateur like me are zip to none had Demi's covershot not been cut & pasted with a runway shot of this model at this show.

And I agree with those who've said here that it's sad Demi felt she had to jump into the controversy and still insists that it was indeed her un-retouched body.

But who knows, maybe W concealed from her that they went with the model's body instead of hers? I wouldn't put it past a publication preferring to avoid insulting one of their celeb subjects & therefore concealing the fact they felt they needed to pull a switch to sell more magazines.

Anonymous said...

On the left, the cover image of Demi is superimposed over the model shot -- the knees and legs look the same because they are the same -- they're the model's. Notice that there is a ghosted edge of the cover's trim just above the knees.

That said, from someone who works in Photoshop regularly, that is definitely the model's body, but it must be a different shot from the runway show.

Anonymous said...

Here's a dead giveaway - notice the proportion of head to body on the shot of the model - it is proportionate.

Now look at the shot of Demi's head compared to what is supposed to be her body - see how much bigger the head is to the body? You can see it especially if you look at her face around the eyes and forehead. Her head is about 20%too large for her body.

Oh yeah - and the spectator's shoes are the same (as one very observant poster pointed out) - and the fact that the shoes are in a different position suggests (as others pointed out) that they used a different photo of the same model on the catwalk.

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Anonymous said...

Of course the shoes and knees are the same -- those didnt show on the cover, so don't include any of Demi's "parts". Demi is in awesome shape -- they should celebrate her age and stop photoshopping her to try and look 25.

I'm not sure if her body was swapped, but they definitely spent too much time airbrushing.

Anonymous said...

Who is demi & who is anja????