'It's no different to wearing Spanx' - Kelly Brook defends photoshopping waist in social media photos
Kelly Brook has defended photoshopping her social media images, comparing it to 'wearing fake hair' or 'squeezing into Spanx'.
The model and TV presenter came under fire from fans for posting a photo in which her waist had been altered to look much slimmer than it did in photos posted to restaurant chain Ping Pong's Instagram page.
Kelly (35) later posted more images from the same event which featured her natural waistline but not before fans had branded her "fake" and "pathetic" and the move "laughable".
However, she also posted a message to Instagram to defend her decision to alter her images.
"Depending on Camera Angles and Clothes my size comes in to question a lot. The pictures I post are not unrealistic to who I am. I embrace my Curves and love my body," she wrote.
"Slightly photoshopping pics is no different to women wearing fake hair, putting chicken Fillets in their bras, squeezing into Spanx or having filler and Botox in their face. None of which I do."
She added, "We all want to look our best in pics. So let's all focus on the positive and be nice to each other. Having your waist smaller makes your curves bigger!!!! I love that and that's the look I aspire too. Natural and Curvy".
Earlier this year Kelly became the face of the Atkins diet in the UK and credited the diet, which reduces carbohydrate intake, with losing 8 lbs and three inches from her waist.