Saturday 10 December 2016

Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis: 'Airbrushing? What's the big deal?'

Published 08/03/2016 | 09:50

Model Hannah Davis doesn't think airbrushing is a big deal.
Model Hannah Davis doesn't think airbrushing is a big deal.
Hannah Davis features on the Sports Illusrated Swimsuit 2015 cover
(L-R) Models Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Gigi Hadid and Nina Agdal pose together at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swim City at the Altman Building on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Model Hannah Davis attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Model Hannah Davis attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates Swimsuit 2016 at Brookfield Place on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki (C) poses with models Hannah Davis and Hailey Clauson at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Sports Illustrated model Hannah Davis doesn’t see airbrushing photoshoots as a big deal.

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The stunning model is the envy of women all over the world, and regularly shows off her flawless figure in bikini photoshoots. All may not be as perfect as it seems though, and Hannah admits that even her pictures are not immune from retouching.

Hannah Davis features on the Sports Illusrated Swimsuit 2015 cover
Hannah Davis features on the Sports Illusrated Swimsuit 2015 cover

However the 25-year-old isn’t bothered in the slightest, especially as her face is never tampered with.

“It’s not a big deal; maybe they just wanted it a little bit more airbrushed-looking, and that’s their style,” she shrugged to Health magazine.

Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki (C) poses with models Hannah Davis and Hailey Clauson at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki (C) poses with models Hannah Davis and Hailey Clauson at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

“I’ve never had anyone alter my face. They’ve only sort of smoothed things out. I think you look like a Barbie doll when they erase the wrinkles under your eyes. I don’t mind if there’s a crease when I smile. They’re just creases. They’re fine - leave ’em!”

Hannah also touched upon the fashion industry’s insistence on super skinny models. Luckily though bikini models don’t have to be super thin, with Hannah revealing she wouldn’t conform even if she had to. She enjoys her curves, and the freedom to eat what she wants.

(L-R) Models Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Gigi Hadid and Nina Agdal pose together at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swim City at the Altman Building on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
(L-R) Models Lily Aldridge, Hannah Davis, Gigi Hadid and Nina Agdal pose together at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - Swim City at the Altman Building on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

“You get a little backlash once in a while - maybe they want you to slim down for something. But now it’s like, ‘Sorry, I don’t care. If you don’t want to work with me, that’s OK with me,’” she stated.

“It’s not a cocky thing; I’m just more concerned with my quality of life. I don’t want to go to birthday parties and not eat cake, and I think that has made me in better shape in some ways.”

Model Hannah Davis attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates Swimsuit 2016 at Brookfield Place on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Model Hannah Davis attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates Swimsuit 2016 at Brookfield Place on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Her refreshingly honest attitude also extends to how she preps for photoshoots, and Hannah admits it can sometimes be a miserable experience.

“I warn everyone, ‘Prepare for me to write you a random b**chy text because I’m hungry’,” she laughed. “I do eat the whole time, but I work out a lot, usually two workouts a day for two or three days before.”

Model Hannah Davis attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)
Model Hannah Davis attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 - NYC VIP press event on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

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