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Lady Gaga Photoshopped to Look Super Skinny on 'Vogue' Cover

Sep 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM Chime in now


Well, she definitely wasn't born that way!

If you thought that the image of Lady Gaga on the cover of September's Vogue looked more like a fashion designer's sketch than our favorite Mother Monster, you wouldn't be too far off. A behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot reveals just how much Gaga appears to have been Photoshopped for the image.

Altering images for magazine covers is nothing new, but it's a practice that's been increasingly criticized over the last few years. Not only does it lead to embarrassing mistakes -- like celebrities having body parts not match up with where they should be -- but it also distorts the female body image even more than it already is.

To be honest, the purple Marc Jacobs dress Lady Gaga is wearing for the shoot doesn't look especially flattering in the video. We know the 26-year-old is slim and toned, but the ill-fitting dress ends up making her look a bit chubby. Why not just pick an outfit that looks great on her and let that work for the cover, instead of giving her the digital slimdown?

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the release of the video has created some very negative backlash for Vogue. But Gaga didn't seem to have a problem with the cover. She leaked the image early on her Twitter account and tweeted, "I'm a cover girl, and it's fab." She also joked about her hair (which was also altered from the shoot to the final image), saying, "I'm totally channeling Fozzie Bear."

Despite the fact that this video made us raise our eyebrows about the cover, the behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot is pretty entertaining. We love watching Gaga work her model poses for the camera. Tyra Banks would be so proud!

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