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Old 01-15-2003, 12:59 PM   #1
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They've ruined Kate Winslet!

She looked so great before and in this photo she looks ridiculous!


Winslet digitally whittled for GQ


Actress Kate Winslet may claim she is happy to be one of Hollywood's fuller-figured leading ladies, but her latest photo shoot seems to suggest otherwise.

Winslet appears on the front cover of men's magazine GQ with her trademark curves airbrushed out of existence.

Posing in a revealing black basque, she displays a pair of supermodel-skinny legs, tiny waist and razor-sharp cheekbones thanks to digital trickery.

Inside the magazine, the 27-year-old Titanic star looks even thinner, showing off an impossibly flat stomach.

GQ editor Dylan Jones admitted that the pictures had been "digitally manipulated" to make Winslet appear thinner than she really is, and said the actress had approved the results.

But they sit a little incongruously with the accompanying interview, in which Winslet berates women for equating sex appeal with being thin.

She said: "What is sexy? All I know from the men I've ever spoken to is that they like girls to have an arse on them, so why is it that women think in order to be adored they have to be thin? I just don't understand that way of thinking."

She insisted: "I'm certainly not a sex symbol who doesn't eat."

Winslet, soon to be seen in new film The Life Of David Gale alongside Kevin Spacey, was picked on at school for being overweight and earned the nickname Blubber.

"I think when you've been a fat kid, you always see yourself in some way as a bit of a black sheep," Winslet said.

"I'm completely physically comfortable with who I am and I have no particular issues any more and I don't feel I have to run around waving my flag about the female body any more."

Winslet has spoken many times in defence of larger women and was proud of her appearance in Titanic, the film which shot her to fame.

She admits in GQ that she had a "slightly more Marilyn Monroe-y shape" in those days, but in truth the actress has shed a great deal of weight since then.

She lost 27kg following the birth of her daughter Mia in 2000, attributing the weight loss to a facial analysis diet which prescribes an eating plan based on complexion and facial features.

The following year she split from husband Jim Threapleton and since meeting new love Sam Mendes she has looked noticeably more svelte.

GQ editor Dylan Jones, who conducted the interview, admitted Winslet had been "digitally altered" in the pictures, but no more than any other cover star.

He said: "These days you only get two kinds of pictures of celebrities - paparazzi pictures or pictures like these which have been highly styled, buffed, trimmed and altered to make the subject look as good as is humanly possible.

"We do that for everyone, whether they are a size six or a size 12. It hasn't a lot to do with body size. Practically every photo you see in a magazine will have been digitally altered in this way."

But he insisted that Winslet had not been drastically slimmed down in the photos.
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I read bout that last week

I dont think she looks big in real life
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Re: They've ruined Kate Winslet!

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He said: "These days you only get two kinds of pictures of celebrities - paparazzi pictures or pictures like these which have been highly styled, buffed, trimmed and altered to make the subject look as good as is humanly possible.

"We do that for everyone, whether they are a size six or a size 12. It hasn't a lot to do with body size. Practically every photo you see in a magazine will have been digitally altered in this way."
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can I tell my kate story?

funny thing....we watched a kate winslet movie last night.
I feel I owe kate...she certainly changed things for me.
She is a good actor and very beautiful, whatever her body size/shape. She does us proud
As for the air-brushing thing?...the modern world and it's expectations.**it happens. Women have always been 'required " to shape up....now I see it happening to our young males. Under Pressure. A section of the world's population starves, a section overeats, with such dire consequences...
"...how lightly might this earth bear man forever..."
We love our girl kate... we do.

I just noticed she is 27...teehee, like natalie, nyoman and our very own maddie...sweet.
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I went to an exhibit featuring Academy Award-nominated costumes and Kate's red dress from Titanic was on display. Since she came onto the scene, Kate has been described as curvy, full-figured, the whole nine but her dress was tiny!! If people are giving Kate Winslet, who is probably like a 6 or 8 at the most, crap about being overweight, then how ridiculously thin are the actresses and models who are conidered an acceptable weight?
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She should'nt have agreed to that, but I guess they all do it ...
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Am I the only person who NEVER thought of Kate Winslet as having a fuller figure?????
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this was funny

i just got this in a forward
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Am I the only person who NEVER thought of Kate Winslet as having a fuller figure?????
No you are not the only one....am I the only one who thinks calling size 12 models" plus size " is INSANE !!!!
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Am I the only person who NEVER thought of Kate Winslet as having a fuller figure?????
Nope. I thought she looked great before she lost any weight. And that photo does not even look like her.
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something like this makes me come out of hiding.

kate winslet is a beautiful woman. and people wonder why women have issues with their weight.

i am a size 10 so i guess i am a fat ass?
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yeah Iris...I'm also a fat ass size 10

I must have been positively HUGE a year ago when I was a size 12.
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wtf? It looks like they put her head on a different body. It looks like a models body almost.
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I was looking for a better pic of the mag and googled it and just found this.

http://www.kwfc.com/articles/Hello_M..._10_2003.shtml

Kate insists that she does not look like the GQ photos show her and she believes the airbrushing of her pictures was "excessive". She claims she has a Polaroid of the photos the day they were taken and she was quite satisfied with them as they were.
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Go to the GQ site and it will show you all the pics. There is noooooooooo way that she looks that skinny. I don't care what anybody says. ESP in the one where she is just wearing panty hosie (sp?) http://www.gqmagazine.com/girls/#
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