Kim Kardashian’s SI Swim cover looks Photoshopped, experts agree

It’s a hair too perfect.

Unfortunately for Kim Kardashian, who shines as the curvaceous cover girl of Sports Illustrated’s acclaimed 2022 swimsuit issue, comes with an onslaught of Photoshop colors.

“[She’s the] Photoshop and airbrush champion 2022,” one Twitter tracer sneered as the magazine unveiled her sunbathing babe cover art on Monday, noting her flawless skin, hairline and nose.

And unsurprisingly, photo editing software experts agree.

“You can look at it from a professional point of view [the picture] and just know there’s photoshopped stuff that’s been done,” Gabriella Csapo, Bicoastal’s photo editor and photographer, told The Post.

Social media skeptics suspect Kim Kardashian's facial features were altered for the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2022 swimsuit issue.
Social media skeptics suspect Kim Kardashian’s facial features were altered for her Sports Illustrated 2022 swimsuit cover, which hits newsstands May 19.
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“Besides being Sports Illustrated, it’s also Kim Kardashian,” she laughed. “We have to assume that at this point in her career, every photo has been Photoshopped.”

Kardashian, 41, is no stranger to the photo-fixing controversy and recently came under fire for allegedly cutting out her belly button in an Instagram post to show off her toned physique and cozy Skims loungewear.

In response, the diva with the “Kardashians” denied altering the recording and slammed cyber critics over the “stupid” accusation.

Kardashian was also recently accused of accidentally cutting out her belly button in an Instagram post promoting her Skims lounge attire.
Kardashian was also recently accused of accidentally cutting out her belly button in an Instagram post promoting her Skims lounge attire.
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But now suspicions are bubbling up that she may have been working on her face rather than her frame, without a peek from the K-Queen so far.

The cover photo in question, taken by acclaimed photographer Greg Swales along the crystal blue shores of the Dominican Republic, shows Kardashian in a skimpy, nude bikini.

And while the Voluptuary’s hourglass figure looks unassailable, her mug appears to have been modified, Csapo said.

“Her nose on the cover looks straighter and narrower than the rest of the photos [from the shoot]’ noted the snapshot specialist, who has been a Photoshop editor for over a decade. “It looks like [the middle of her nose] was thinned out, and that the tip of her nose was [made to look more pointy].”

Csapo noted that Kardashian's nose looks narrower and more pointed on the cover of SI: Swim than in most of her other shots.
Csapo noted that Kardashian’s nose looks narrower and more pointed on the cover of SI: Swim than in most of her other shots.
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“No one has a perfectly straight nose, even if they have nose job,” she continued of Kardashian, who was accused in April of editing the snout and jaw of her boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28, in photos. “And as a beauty retoucher, that’s something we fix in images and play around with because people want to look like they have a straight nose on their face.”

The photography pro added that a skilled photo editor also likely worked their magic on Kardashian’s overly raised hairline.

“If you zoom in on the cover photo, you can see how perfect that hairline is right now, and most people don’t look that way,” Csapo said, adding that her skin had also been tweaked to simulate a buttery-smooth texture. “Most people have a whorl or a little thinning or something.”

Digital critics questioned whether Kardashian, who was called in to photoshop pictures of her boyfriend Pete Davidson, edited her hairline for the magazine cover.
Digital critics questioned whether Kardashian, who was called in to photoshop pictures of her boyfriend Pete Davidson, edited her hairline for the magazine cover.
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And while the cinematographer, who regularly captures flashes of TikTok influencers, musicians and bands, admitted that Kardashian is undeniably hot for the snap, she stressed the importance of being able to tell the real from the fake.

“People need to realize that celebrity images like this are often photoshopped so nobody out there is trying to emulate an unrealistic standard of beauty,” Csapo said.

A recent study from York University in Toronto, Canada, found that buxom beauties like Kardashian and younger sister Kylie Jenner, 24, have contributed to a rise in physical dissatisfaction among young women who are unable to keep their famous cola Imitate bottle shape without plastic surgery.

“It’s important that anyone who sees this recognizes that [Kim Kardashian] is part of an industry that aims to make every photo look as fun as possible,” she said. “And that’s why most of the images are processed with Photoshop.”

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