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Miranda Kerr is one of the most successful and recognizable models in the world, even if at the moment she’s most famous for annoying us all by posting a lot of green smoothies and yoga selfies on Instagram. But accusations have emerged that one of the world’s most successful supermodels has actually been Photoshopping her own Instagram photos to make herself look slimmer on social media, and the whole thing is simultaneously sad and ridiculous.

Fashionista pointed out that commenters at The Fashion Spot and the LiveJournal Fashin community have been playing “spot-the-‘shop” on Kerr’s Instagram, with pretty damning results. In one photo with Michael Kors, not only does Kerr’s waist look smaller than in the original, but her fingers look distorted as well. (Anyone who has spent some time spotting Photoshop Disasters knows that broken fingers are often a side-effect of Photoshop slimming.)

The idea that Miranda Kerr, whose figure should really be beyond the reproach of even the harshest beauty judge, would feel it necessary to Photoshop her waist smaller for social media is just sad and goes to show that unreasonable beauty standards affect all of us, even the most conventionally attractive women in the world.

Over on Fashin, there are several examples of backgrounds being distorted around Kerr’s figure. Bookshelves curve inwards near her waist, and straight lines on carpets suddenly dip around her.

The most damming evidence was a photo at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show with Doutzen Kroes and Alessandra Ambrosio. Before and after versions of the picture clearly show that someone Photoshopped the image on Kerr’s Instagram to make her waist look smaller (widening Kroes in the process).

Since Fashionista broke the story, Kerr deleted that picture and replaced it with the original, and an explanation:

Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When I re-posted the photo this week to support the girls I screen grabbed it off the internet when I was working in Japan. I had no idea it was photoshopped. All good intentions- sorry for the confusion and congratulations to the girls for such a great show!

Consider us still skeptical, though. While it’s certainly feasible that Kerr could have grabbed one Photoshopped image and reposted it to her Instagram account, her explanation does not address the other seemingly Photoshopped images posted to her account.

Check out the evidence on Fashin and let us know what you think.

Via Fashionista/Photo: WENN