Katie Couric has a new diet secret. Couric, the new CBS anchor got incredibly slimmer through photoshop. The perky Katie is presented in two pictures and she is a slimmed down Katie for her second shot.
Oh the Vanity!
The New York Post notes that thanks to Photoshop, the popular editing software, the same photo, printed in a CBS magazine, shows her looking much, much thinner – and her suit has become a few shades darker.
Couric, who was made aware of the picture’s alteration yesterday, joked that she liked the original better.
“There’s more of me to love,” she quipped.
The Washington Post reports:
No – Katie Couric didn’t suddenly lose 20 pounds. The incoming “CBS Evening News” anchor appears significantly thinner in a network promotional magazine photo thanks to digital airbrushing.
The touched-up photo of Couric dressed in a striped business suit appears on the inside of the September issue of Watch! which is distributed at CBS stations and on American Airlines flights.
CBS News President Sean McManus said he was “obviously surprised and disappointed when I heard about it.”
The original picture was snapped in May and was widely circulated to the media as an official photo of Couric.
This won’t do much for CBS News’s ‘fake but accurate’ reputation developed during the Dan Rather years.
–Josh Hart writes from Las Vegas