Who needs airbrushing anyway? The Victoria’s Secret Instagram page is flush with photos of seemingly flawless models in lavish lingerie, with not a hair (nor curve) out of place. All but one that is.
The women’s premium lingerie company released sultry shots of model Jasmin Tookes in a showstopping emerald green b-dazzled $3 million (about R40 million) 2016 Bright Night Fantasy Bra. In it, the brunette beauty shows off something that's not often seen in photos like these -- her stretch marks. The visible stretch marks on the model's thigh bring a touch of reality into a world of retouched and airbrushed photos of women -- and the internet couldn't be happier about it.
Jasmine Tookes has stretch marks and will be wearing the fantasy bra at VSFS yes yes yes pic.twitter.com/KnWAk0y6a5 — Ani (@fabturtleneck) October 28, 2016
The 2016 Bright Night Fantasy Bra
A photo posted by Jasmine Tookes (@jastookes) on
Victoria's Secret not photoshopping a model's stretch marks ???? — Becky Newcombe (@beckynewcs93) October 29, 2016
So glad Jasmine Tookes got the Fantasy bra! Reppin' girls of color and wearing her stretch marks proudly!! — Me, the Queen (@jadorelacouture) October 26, 2016
I love that Victoria's Secret is now using models which show off stretch marks — lucifer (@Lucyvmartin) October 31, 2016
It’s apparently the first time the luxury lingerie company have released unedited pictures, but they have yet to comment on whether or not it was deliberate, MailOnline reports.
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Sources: Mashable.com, Mirror.co.uk, TheSun.co.uk, Instagram