Melbourne (ANI): Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins has dropped her layers for the cover of Marie Claire to promote positive and natural body image. Unretouched pictures of the 26-year-old model will appear on the magazine cover, apparently depicting a tiny crease on her waist, a slightly dimpled thigh and naturally uneven skin tones.
"I'm not a stick figure - I thought it would be great to tell women to just be themselves and be confident," News.com.au quoted Hawkins as telling the magazine. Editor Jackie Frank praised the Aussie beauty for her courage to ditch the airbrush, saying the shoot could never have happened without Hawkins being "brave enough to say she didn't care about the little lumps and bumps and creases."
She added: "The real problem is that Australian magazines just cannot get hold of unretouched pictures of (international) celebrities. The publicists hold all the power and they just won't allow it."