T Magazine editor considered Photoshopping too-thin model

T Magazine editor Deborah Needleman tells New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan:

thinJulia Nobis, the model [on the T cover], is a 20-year-old undergraduate studying medicine. We chose her because of her strong looks and the personality she is able to project. She is rather thin for my taste, as most models are, and I considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop, but decided that as it is her body, I’d let it be.

Timesman John Schwartz calls his colleague’s Photoshop admission “jaw-dropping.”

* NYT readers are bothered by IRS coverage and too-thin models (nytimes.com)

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