Dmitriy T.M. sent in a post by Irin Carmon at Jezebel about Playboy memorabilia up for auction, including images of centerfolds with editorial comments for the Photoshopper to fix various problematic aspects of the photos. The marked-up images gives us a peek into the process of creating a centerfold, as well as the scrutiny applied to literally every aspect of the models’ bodies, which are found wanting in a dizzying array of ways, with their blatant imperfections resulting from being actual living humans.

This one includes instructions to fix her large pores and soften her laugh lines (see the top left):

The rest of these images are *definitely* Not  Safe for Work, so beware:

This model had unacceptable stretch marks, pubic hair stubble and blemishes around her genital area, and needed her forehead and hands softened:

Miss October 1998 had to have veins removed, a “better curve to butt” added, and lots of smoothing and eradication of nearly invisible moles and freckles. Also, her boobs are described as “too rough,” whatever, exactly, that means:

As Carmon says,

…the message is clear: even after a genetic bounty, all-but-certain plastic surgery and dieting, good lighting, a pro-photographer, and dozens of shots, even the fantasy woman is not fantastic enough.

There are quite a few more images in the original post at Jezebel, all reinforcing that message: that no body can ever meet the standards of sexiness presented in Playboy.
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