Come on Women’s Health, we expect more from a health and fitness mag than this! Rachel Bilson as the October cover girl looks downright disfigured in this photo-shopped Halloween Horror. Worse, the accompanying cover text asks how she got her amazing curves. What curves? Her waist has been whittled with the swipe of a computer retouching tool into nothingness, and since so much side and stomach flesh has been swiped away, it’s also oddly hacked at her left boob making it look, for lack of a better term, distorted.
Inside, Rachel’s “amazing curves on the cover of this magazine” have been attributed to good genes and an active lifestyle– rather than a raunchy retouch job. Rachel likes to dance and play sports like tennis but doesn’t go to the gym or exercise. Not so much in the way of workout inspiration either, WH.
On the opposite page of the story, Bilson touts her style tips and there are three lovely images of her in casual, sporty and trendy looks—all three photos show her more realistic sleight, boyish figure rather than the 18-inch waist the cover shot gave her to claim she is curvy.
Sadly, this trick is no treat Women’s Health. Only rotten apples in your Halloween bucket this month!