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Hilary Rhoda Given Razor-Sharp Cheekbones By Numero Tokyo (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/05/2011 2:39 pm   Updated: 12/05/2011 3:10 pm

We are big Hilary Rhoda fans here at HuffPost Style. For a model, Hilary's got an utterly natural look -- rosy cheeks, a real smile (that's not bent into a brooding frown all the time) and tons of freckles.

So we really can't stand when a magazine takes her lovely look and morphs her into a flattened, airbrushed model-bot. Numero Tokyo seems to have done just, putting Rhoda on its January/February 2012 cover.

Shot by Alexi Lubomirski but seemingly Photoshopped by an entire army, Hilary's got alabaster skin, a bony jawbone and cheekbones that could cut glass. All taut, tightened and sharpened, she looks worlds away from her real self.

We can understand the logic of making a model look "prettier" (although we don't condone it) -- but why would even the most deceptive art team want to make an already gorgeous model look worse? That we'll never understand.

Look at the photos below -- do you think the Photoshop is a bit heavy-handed or does Rhoda look like herself?

Quick Poll

Is Hilary Rhoda too airbrushed?

ABSOLUTELY. They made her into a stone statue!

NAH. She looks like herself, just with lighter skin.


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