The basis of any celebrity image is often superficial perfection. A celebrity will do their utmost to maintain this impossible projection at all times: beautiful hair, glowing skin, trim body, perfectly set white teeth, walk, speech, clothes and lifestyle. Their roles as trendsetters and objects of envy demands it and the cost, both in time and money, to cast such an illusion essentially makes it impossible for an ‘ordinary’ person to replicate. But mother nature can be tough and time, as they say, waits for no one. Hence, it is the case that even celebrities suffer from the same conditions as every other woman, including cellulite.
And the numbers of female celebrities suffering from cellulite are far greater than you might expect. Looking at the lavish, but unfortunately heavily-photoshopped magazine photograph you could be forgiven for thinking that cellulite is not a common occurrence amongst the great and the good of hollywood, but nothing could be further from the truth!
There are many advanced techniques employed by the editors of the glossy magazines to cover up cellulite on celebrity skin, be it the hips, thighs, belly or arms. Modern digital imaging software makes these adjustments quite simple, and extremely convincing, you’d have a hard time locating them in a magazine photo shoot that you’ve just picked up off the newsstand. Unfortunately though, we, the consumer, must take some of the blame. We demand and expect perfection from celebrities and it’s these unrealistic expectations that feed in to and perpetuate the cycle. We’re even more eager to purchase the magazine exclusives that tear down the facade and show celebrity holiday snaps giving the cellulite-and-all images.