Photoshopping may have become the norm when it comes to celebrity images but one men’s magazine appears to have taken the trend a step too far.
Model Irina Shayk is considering legal action against GQ Spain after she was shocked to find nude pictures of herself in the December issue – despite wearing underwear for the duration of the shoot.
The 24-year-old Russian beauty, who has been dating Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo since January, claims she was airbrushed in three of the pictures that appeared in the 14-page spread.
GQ used the reportedly doctored images to entice readers into buying the magazine with the model on the cover and the headline ‘Want to see the most beautiful creature in the world nude?’
And the model claims she was refused rights to final approval after signing a contract giving her rights to the view the images before going to print.
In a statement, Gael Marie, managing director of Elite, Irina’s modeling agency said: ‘Supermodel Irina Shayk is the victim of ‘photoshop’ and breach of contract over photo approval in GQ Spain.
‘The Intimissimi ambassador dawns the cover in an Intimissimi lingerie body suit but unfortunately was photoshopped to appear naked in 3 images of the 14 page spread.
‘A contract was signed on behalf of Ms. Shayk by Elite Model Management where she was to have approval of the interview, cover and images and was refused that right by the publication.
‘Ms. Shayk was not nude and did not approve these images. Irina Shayk NEVER saw the images, cover or caption that was used in GQ Spain.’
Irina is a regular in Sports Illustrated magazine’s swimsuit edition, as well as a model for lingerie company Victoria’s Secret.