Adriana Lima & Alessandra Ambrosi
Supermodels are hardly ever seen without the help of makeup and or Photoshop. In 2010, the casting photos for Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2010 runway show were released and became a overnight sensation on the socail network Reddit. The casting shots for the photo-shoot showed popular supermodels like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Bar Refaeli, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and more without any makeup on and completely un-Photoshopped.
Karolina Kurkova & Bar Refaeli
The photo posted on Reddit compared the model without makeup or Photoshop against an editorial shot. Comments on Reddit included: “Seriously, though-how many of them have enormous foreheads and huge eyes? A lot of them are not attractive sans makeup. Their faces look smooshed; they’re too damn skinny. Put down the coke straw and eat a cheeseburger, ladies!” and the more poetic “coke, coke, coke ,coke, heroine, coke, heroine, heeeey that one is smiling…, coke, heroine, heroine, coke, …”
Gisele Budchen & Erin Heatherton
In February of this year, Complex magazine took these no-makeup casting shots as well as other black-and-whites and candids to compile a slideshow. This slideshow was made up of the no-makeup photos adjacent to photos of the models glammed-up for a job or red carpet event.
The question that come up from time to time is are these supermodels even recognizable without the help of makeup and or Photoshop? I mean seriously, couldn’t any of us alter our identity to look magnificent in a photo if we spent a few hours in the makeup room before the photo shoot, then had a gifted graphic designer fix up everything in Photoshop afterwards that makeup couldn’t?
Can you guess who the two supermodels without makeup or photoshop are in the photo above?
Although these photos are over two years old, they are still making the rounds on the internet. The question is without Photoshop and makeup are they still the drop-dead gorgeous supermodel that we expect them to be, or are they just a plain Jane?