Glossy magazines have long been accused of airbrushing models and celebrities to make them look even thinner and more perfect, but now a study claims that some publications are putting pounds onto their skinny muses through the magic of PhotoShop!

The new trend has been credited to the rising popularity and appreciation for healthy curves thanks to the success of cover girl Kate Upton, who is literally changing the face and body of modeling, is reporting.

PHOTOS: Plus-Size Models Show Us How It’s Done

However, while real women like the change in direction, many super skinny models fear they risk losing future bookings if aspiring employers think they are fatter than they really are.

For the full story on the magazine and fashion industry weight debate and the rundown from models on both sides of the argument, visit


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