Last month a leaked photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford that was claimed to be ‘untouched’ by Photoshop is a fake, claims the photographer John Russo.
Russo said in a statement to ABC News: “the image from a 2013 cover shoot with Marie Claire Mexico – was ‘stolen or unlawfully accessed and then altered and distributed to the media. ‘It has been falsely claimed that this photograph represents an un-retouched image of Cindy Crawford.’ This is not true”
The image surfaced online last month and quickly went viral, showing a very unflattering image of Crawford.
Russo also added, “It is a fraudulent altered version of my photograph. I am grateful that this fact has been brought to the public’s attention and that corrections are being run in the media.”
British journalist Charlene White was first to tweet the picture, causing a huge reaction from fans with many Twitter users hailing the image as “empowering”.
Hey Charlene White tweet a photo of your belly next time!