In a pretty-much universally offensive Photoshop FAIL, Vogue Brazil decided to superimpose disabilities on their own able-bodied models in a promotion for the Paralymics instead of using ACTUAL Paralympians.
The Paralympians were okay with it...
...but we're still not. We'd rather see more barrier-breaking pics of these AMAZING athletes:
Yesterday model and honorary Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, got a lot of attention on Instagram. One can only assume it was an attempt to compete with her older half sister in the continuing Kardashian effort to post naked and "break the internet". In the tasteful black and white image, Kendall appears to be sunning herself on top of a horse. There's only one problem with this picture, it's not Kendall Jenner, it's a French model named Elisa Meliani.
Anything seem familiar about the pose in this picture? This woman posted the nude picture on her Instagram over a year ago.
Warning: the video above shows graphic footage of rib-removal surgery.
Think Disney characters are giving women body image issues? This woman may very well be the proof.
Former electrician and current model Pixee Fox underwent a surgery to remove six of her ribs so that she could look more like her animated heroes Tinker Bell, Sleeping Beauty, and Jessica Rabbit. After the surgery, Fox has been able to achieve a 16 inch waist by wearing a corset 24 hours a day, but she hopes to train down to 14 inches, enabling her to break the current world record. In addition to her rib surgery, Pixee Fox has also had cosmetic surgery on her nose, eyelids, lips, brows, labia, cheeks, boobs, and butt.
Essena O'Neill, from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, had over 574,000 Instagram followers, more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube and around 60,000 dedicated Snapchat contacts when she decided to give up her life as a 'social media celebrity'.
In her final YouTube video, O'Neil describes why she is quitting social media.
"I put my value in numbers, not real life people, moments or my natural passions of art, writing...Posting on Instagram consumed me," she wrote.
"We are not followers, we are beings of individuality and love. I have never felt so free."
She said she is leaving her Instagram and YouTube accounts up as documentation of her journey. She even started changing Instagram captions to reveal the truth about sponsored posts and highly edited photos.
Instead of using popular social media platforms, O'Neill has set up a website and blog, letsbegamechangers.com, where she will continue to interact with fans and share her content.
Her first challenge to users? Go social media free for one week.
Modeling is "something fun" that "shows her story," Sesser said. "I'm different and that is sexy, I don't need legs to feel sexy … I love showing people what beauty can look like. These images show my strength."
As a child, Sesser would use a skateboard, not a wheelchair, to get around, which spurned her love of sports early on. In addition to the modeling, she's currently training to compete in the Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018.
According to the Huffington Post UK, Sesser's reportedly landed modeling jobs with Nike, Rip Curl Girl, and Billabong.
She also uses a skateboard instead of a wheelchair.
This kid is really going places.
After winning the world over with his Lady Gaga inspired dance moves in the background of a live TV news broadcast, Brendan Jordan is now a model at American Apparel.
The company explains its decision in the ad:
We were inspired by Brendan after seeing his fearless act of spontaneity and applaud his efforts with the LGBTQ community. His favorite styles of ours include the Clear PVC Circle Skirt and anything high-waisted.
He now has 37k Twitter followers and was recently interviewed by Queen Latifah.
Jordan also launched an entertaining Youtube series following his viral moment, answering fan Q&A, discussing his coming out process and - in the most recent video (below) - showing off his American Apparel Black Friday haul.
LEGO artist Orion Pax spent two months studying two Ghostbusters films as well as its animated series in effort to create the most accurate version of their firehouse headquarters out of LEGO bricks. Hat tip to Flavorwire!