Britney Spears is letting it all hang out.
The singer, 28, has released unretouched photos from her 2009 Candie's photo shoot alongside the digitally-altered ones.
In the first photo, she stares seductively into the camera with her arms behind her head while wearing a pink, cut-out bathing suit. In the ad, her thighs and midsection are slimmer and blemishes have been removed from her calves.
In the second photo, shot from behind, Spears holds her arms above her head while looking over her shoulder. Compared to the original, a small patch of cellulite is removed, her booty appears smaller and a back tattoo is gone.
A source close to Spears tells the UK Daily Mirror that she allowed the photos to be released to highlight the enormous pressure women are under to look perfect in Hollywood.
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"Britney is proud of her body – imperfections and all," says the source.
At the time of the shoot last summer, Spears said, "I had so much fun shooting the Candies for Kohl's campaign. My favorite set-up was against the gigantic wall of pink cotton candy." (According to her Twitter, she’ll pose for the next Candie’s campaign in a few weeks.)
She's not the only star who has copped to airbrushing recently.
Kimora Lee Simmon's newest ad for her Baby Phat scent, Dare Me, makes her appear drastically thinner, which caused speculation she'd used a body double. (She welcomed son Kenzo in May 2009.)
Wrote the reality star on Twitter, "Of course that's my body!!! With all the help I could get from the airbrush!!! Lol!"
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