Bethenny Frankel shows what she ‘looks like’ in photos without filters

Former ‘Real Housewives of New York City’ star Bethenny Frankel takes a stand against ‘deceitful’ photos on social media.

The mother of one, 51, posted an Instagram slideshow featuring three different images of her in a blue bikini in an effort to show how damaging Photoshop photos can be.

The first had obviously been edited because her breasts appeared larger and perkier, her waist narrower and her head shrunk. The second was an unedited photo, while the third image was a side-by-side comparison of the two.

Talking about the first photo, the businesswoman wrote: “This is NOT what I look like…and you know bc [sic] I’m not vain and show you the real me.

“But if I posted a version of this every day, you might start to believe that it is. This is just how distorted this has all become.”

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Frankel posted a photoshopped photo of her body to show fans how hard it can be to spot edits.

She pointed out that “filtering is lying” and “deceiving,” making women “feel bad about themselves” and “young girls insecure and obsessed with unattainable perfection.”

Frankel continued, “It makes middle-aged women and mothers insecure about themselves. This creates a false ideal for men.”

The founder of “Skinny Girl” called the editing “destructive, irresponsible, insecure and inaccurate.” She concluded her inspirational post by reminding her followers that “there’s a line between trying to look pretty and being an outright lie.”

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The former reality star called photo editing “destructive” for men and women.
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This wasn’t Frankel’s first time speaking out about the importance of a life without a filter.

In June, the reality star posted an unedited photo of herself lounging poolside in a tiny bikini, telling her fans that the key to body acceptance is “balance.”

‘Here is the unfortunate truth. I rarely exercise. I hate water. I prioritize sleep, but fail. I eat what I want, but never eat. I’m running around like crazy with endless energy,” she captioned the bikini-clad snaps.

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The founder of “Skinny Girl” took a stand against editing on social media.
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“In my 20s and 30s, I dietd and exercised endlessly and was generally much heavier and less happy with my physical appearance.”

The podcast host added that she has since learned to love her flaws.

“I have good skin, but I’m flabby in places and I’m thin, but by no one’s standards I don’t have a significant muscular shape. I choose balance and happiness & do the best I can. When I’m 90, I don’t want to have exercised anymore, that’s for sure.”

The former reality TV star has always tried to be a positive role model for her daughter, Bryn Hoppy, who she shares with ex-husband Jason Hoppy.

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