Influencer Suzan Mutesi has been called out for heavily photoshopping her promotional headshot image for The Challenge Australia.
Fans noticed a stark difference between her Instagram post and the show’s (less edited) cast announcement photo, especially when compared side-by-side.
In the official Instagram post, Suzan’s natural skin texture was more prominent, as were her minimal fine lines and eye bags when directly comparing it to the airbrushed version.
Her personal editor appears to have also lifted her cheekbones slightly, slimmed down her jawline a little and created more of a fox-eye shape.
When looking at her nose piercing, it seems to blur with her skin tone in the edited picture.
While few people can claim they’ve never taken the blur brush to a photo of themselves, these before and after pics made the edits all the more apparent.
Fans of The Challenge Australia React to Suzan Mutesi’s Photoshopped Picture
While “unedited” photos that show natural features like skin texture and fine lines have become more popularised on social media, some fans felt the original photo’s poor lighting and “full shadows” didn’t do Ugandan-Australian beauty enough justice.
The “best award-winning author” and actor was seemingly happy to admit she edited the photo.
One fan commented on The Challenge’s post, asking whether it was “the non-photoshopped version?” to which Suzan replied with the side eye emoji.
The Challenge Australia’s Suzan Mutesi Has Had Numerous Photoshop Scandals
It’s not the first time Suzan has been called out for editing her pics.
In April, fans questioned how Suzan appeared to have smooth skin and a full face of makeup after swimming in a hotel pool in Bali. Her Instagram story from the same day appeared unedited and showed a more natural look.
“I personally have nothing against a goods filter or glamorous FaceTune or Photoshop,” Suzan told Daily Mail Australia at the time.
Her most significant editing controversy came from Celeb Spellcheck in December 2021, calling her out on Insta and TikTok for editing herself into different scenes.
In one photoset, it appeared she was next to a private jet, but the plane was a stock image.
She also appeared to have edited herself before a panoramic view of Sydney Harbour.
Another photoset of her having a picnic was spotted to have been photoshopped when fans noticed a disproportionately large duck in the background and numerous stock images of food added in.
Instagram Users Slam Suzan Mutesi Dodgy Photoshop Skills
According to fans, some of the edits are “so bad” that they appear to be spoofs of themselves.
In one pic, Suzan sat with a headless woman in a sea of pixelated leaves. Her caption made it seem like the bizarre edit was sponsored or she was gifted the products by national pharmacy Priceline.
Reports have also been that she edits specific pictures to make it appear like she was a part of high-end campaigns for luxury brands like Prada, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Tiffany & Co.
It has not been made clear which of her photoshoots were paid for or sponsored by the brand.
However, in 2022, Suzan shares more videos of the locations and pictures, perhaps to prove she was actually there.
With 1.1 million followers on Instagram and soon to appear on one of the most highly anticipated reality shows this year, it seems like a case of fake it ’til you make it!
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