Netizens make photos of model and canine go viral -- for the wrong reasons

12 April 2015 / 1 year 6 months ago

Photo editing software packages are so easy to use that touching up photos has become such a common thing.

One particular photo of a model posing next to a dog has been the source of speculation on Weibo recently, enrocketnews24 ZhaiZhai News.  

There’s no doubt that the intended star of the photo is the beautiful model on the left, but what caught the attention of netizens was the canine model on the right.

While some Weibo users were speculating over whether that was a real poodle or a new breed of dwarf alpacas (hey, maybe it’s a mini wookie), some internet shopping savvy netizens were quick to point out that the photo was probably doctored to make the model’s legs look longer, but whoever edited the photo neglected the relative size of the dog.

The uneven distance between the horizontal railings just make things look all the more suspicious! They must have lengthened those parts!

That’s what many online shopping vendors do to make their products and models look more attractive, don’t they?

Air-brush the skin, lengthen the legs, enhance the bust size, chisel the chin, enlarge the eyes… oh we could go on all day.

As the image spread across the Chinese social sharing site, the cyber detectives on Weibo got to work and found the whole set of photos with great efficiency, and the Weibo users were hit with a second surprise. That dog is real!

Tell someone who isn’t familiar with dogs to imagine what a poodle looks like, and the first image that comes to mind is probably a toy poodle, which is a small to medium-sized dog with fuzzy fur sometimes trimmed strategically so that it looks as if it had a regal perm and poofy socks.

But it turns out poodles come in many different sizes! Well, at least the case is closed for now.

We don’t know for sure if the image was enhanced in one way or another, but at least we know for sure that they didn’t simply stretch the model’s leg section.

The dog is real, and so are this young woman’s long slender legs!

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