Thursday, April 29, 2010

Who’s that lady? Nancy Pelosi on the cover of Capital File magazine

Someone went a little hog wild with the Photoshop. Is it just me or does Nancy Pelosi now look like Katie Couric’s younger sister? 
Yeas and Nays: […] Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki of Luxxery Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Md., said although he believes Pelosi has had work done (specifically Botox of the frown lines, fat injections, a mini face-lift), the image is not the product of additional plastic surgery.
“There is airbrushing around her eyes, her upper lid has been airbrushed to make it look like there is less fat on the inside,” Hakki told Yeas & Nays. “And there is airbrushing on the line of her jaw.”
 He also noted her neck has been blended, and the lines on her face are very subtle.
Pelosi did not give the mag an exclusive photo op. The photos were purchased from Vintage Books and Anchor Books of Random House. Pelosi’s camp said the picture has not been airbrushed, and Capitol File did not respond for comment.[…]
As a photographer, I will tell you, every portrait needs retouching, especially when you get those tight face shots. However the key to retouching a portrait is subtlety.  When all the work is done, you should not be able to tell the photo was retouched.

Given Nancy Pelosi’s popularity, the person who retouched this photo should have known people would notice. The Pelosi camp should also know better than to think anyone would believe for a hot second that the photo was not retouched.

To give you some idea how retouching can be done right, watch the video below. Notice how all that work produces an effective, yet subtle change.


Angie Lee said...

But I bet she THINKS she looks that good all on her own...

Hey, Cliff: Heard any good jokes lately? LOL

LL said...

Pelosi's face scares me. She'd make a train take a dirt road to avoid her.

Clifton B said...

Angie Lee:

No good jokes lately, except the thought of Pelosi thinking she actually looks that good.

spc said...


yea, she's 100 now, but it looks like she was a hottie in her in the 1800's

Clifton B said...


the term 3 bagger comes to mind

Clifton B said...


Back in the day, Pelosi was trying to woe Lincoln.

Angie Lee said...

OMG, LL... I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

Three bagger... BWHAAHAAAAAAHAHAAA Well, at least you guys gave me the laugh I needed!

Sparky said...

ICK! That's vomit inducing!

Say, does the title behind her head say "Capital Evil"? If not, it should ...

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