Imagine it. You doll up your little girl to have her photograph taken professionally. Except when you see the finished product, it isn't your daughter. Not quite. She's been airbrushed. Someone saw fit to doctor your little angel's picture because it wasn't perfect.
British mom Nikki Allen was staggered to find that two-year-old Omnee's strawberry birthmarks were magically erased with a Photoshop wand.
"I cannot begin to tell you how upset I was," said 30-year-old Ms. Allen. "Omnee's birthmark is a part of who she is. We were just completely gutted when the photos arrived and we realized what had been done."
Needless to say, when she contacted the Exeter-based photo firm Little Stars, which specializes in nursery school photos, she was livid. The photo company apologized and claimed to have mixed the shots of Omnee with another girl whose parents wanted the snaps "touched up."
The owners clearly felt the heat, and I'm not sure I entirely believe their porky about a wrong reference number. Little Stars have offered the family a free print, but somehow I doubt they will be taking them up on the offer.
It's hard to imagine, but Charlize Theron wasn't always the picture of yumminess she is today.
Playing a nasty schoolgirl in Young Adult brought back memories of her own school days. But not in the way you might think.
Not only was she bullied as a girl, but it seems she didn't have much luck with the opposite sex, either.
"I wore really nerdy glasses because I was blind as could be and the boys didn't like [me]," 36-year-old Theron recently told People.com. "I didn't have any boyfriends, but lots of crushes."
Once upon a time she didn't have the right haircut and clothes. The stunning award-winning actress and model Theron could be a poster girl for the It Gets Better anti-bullying campaign.
"I wasn't in the popular crowd. There was a really popular girl at school and I was obsessed with her. I mean you would go to jail for that stuff today," recalled Theron. "I was in tears one day because I couldn't sit next to her."
Young Adult opens December 9th. Take heart, girls, if Charlize can be bullied, anyone can.