Minnie's Photoshop Gone Wrong Cover


You know when people say girls should stop trying to look like girls on Magazine covers because even girls on magazine covers DO NOT look like girls on magazine covers -- well this couldn't be more true than what I saw this week on the cover of Real.



I have been cheering for Minnie lately after her rather unfortunate year and stint on LIVE. When I read that she would be in a cover of Real, I definitely told myself that I have to buy it but when I saw the pics of the cover online I had to do a double take. Is that really Minnie?

For a magazine that is called REAL I have to say there is nothing real about Minnie on this cover.
  • Her skin looks way too light and a bit too plastic.
  • The left side of her shoulder looks disproportional to the right shoulder. It looks like the right side was added to another picture.
  • Her face looks too narrow, and we all know that Minnie has a "full face". Afterall the girl is not a size 0.

These magazines always claim to celebrate women. How on earth would anyone let this picture be on a cover when it clearly screams FAKE from a mile away, beats me.

Minnie is proud of her african-ness and her Zulu heritage. Uyintombi yomzulu, why try and turn her into a barbie doll? She looks more like Nicole Scherzinger on this cover than the Durbanite bubbly girl with a husky voice we have come to love (well for some ... hate).

Media24  seriously has to start doing something with the professionalism of their Editors. If they are not allowing uncorroborated stories of scorned ex girlfriends/spouses on the covers they are putting dodgy pictures like this.

Total FAIL!!

4 comments:

sweetyPie said...

I've seen minnie personally,I mean face 2 face...geez she was looking WOW...I thought 2 myself dat minnie looks 100 times beautiful than on TV...she had a narrow face indeed..and funny enough she wasn't wearing any make up,nor did she wear fancy clothes..was simply wearing tracksuits and tekkies but she looked amazing..we know photos can sumtyms be a bit fake..and we'll never know..probably dis is the real minnie...

Anonymous said...

careful though, coz u sound a bit biased for somebody who's been 'cheerin' for Minnie. i dont necessarily think the cover is overdone; that is Minnie.she's gorgeous!.for a while she hasnt been forthcoming, constantly at the mercy of ruthless viewers and naysayers, But i think now more than ever she may just be finding herself. u should chek her out on The wild. first few appearances, used to get nervous for her evrytime her scene came on, coz i thot her performance wasnt really up to par.but sham,am now eating humble pie, she's got the hang it.she just flows n blends in beautifully.plus her exotic look is just right for that soapie.personally i think Live can hit the highway, coz she's found a better plartform where she really shines...

Anonymous said...

careful though, coz u sound a bit biased for somebody who's been 'cheerin' for Minnie. i dont necessarily think the cover is overdone; that is Minnie.she's gorgeous!.for a while she hasnt been forthcoming, constantly at the mercy of ruthless viewers and naysayers, But i think now more than ever she may just be finding herself. u should chek her out on The wild. first few appearances, used to get nervous for her evrytime her scene came on, coz i thot her performance wasnt really up to par.but sham,am now eating humble pie, she's got the hang it.she just flows n blends in beautifully.plus her exotic look is just right for that soapie.personally i think Live can hit the highway, coz she's found a better plartform where she really shines...

Phil Mphela said...

A1,

Actually this article has very little to do about Minnie. It is more about the editor and the photographer who let this pic become a front page.

For the record, I give my opinion on anybody whether I like them or not. I love Bonang and as you will see with some of the articles I have written about her, I don't always praise her even when she is not deserving of it.

Fans who just nod their heads at everything their fav celeb does aren't doing that celeb any justice. How does one grow when he/she doesn't know when she is missing the mark because everybody around her/him keep applauding even when the material is sub-standard ...

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