As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Doutzen Kroes is no stranger to being ogled at for her body on and off the runway. Besides lending her face to the brand, getting hired to be an Angel also compels them to look good on every swimsuit and lingerie—ready for a label-related event 24/7.
While we’re used to seeing the blonde bombshell’s perfectly Photoshopped body on catalogs and billboards, Jezebel reported last week that a set of raw images featuring Kroes were accidentally posted to a public area of the lingerie label’s website. The said images, which are set to appear in their September catalog, feature the Dutch model twisting, stretching and bending her upper torso for the camera.
Surprisingly, they didn’t look too bad for a catalog shot. However, some did note the folded skin on her waist, the frown lines and even the model’s razor burns. Frankly, we could care less for those tiny flaws since they’re proof that these Victoria’s Secret Angels aren’t nearly as perfect as their on-camera personas. Then again, if people—and the Victoria’s Secret people—are nit-picky about these natural flaws, then beauty standards today have truly gone to the extremes.
These images have been pulled out from the label’s website, but we’re keeping our eye on what would Kroes look like after her photos go through the Victoria’s Secret quality control line that is Photoshop. Basing our judgment on the lingerie line’s affinity for utmost femininity however, we’re actually expecting Kroes’ muscles, abs and natural razor burns to be improved—or blurred out, to say the least. On the brighter side however, Kroes proves that her body is not a gift from Photoshop. Click through the slideshow above to see the model’s pre-manipulation photos.
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