While social media can be a highlight reel for many, it’s refreshing to see celebrities being open about what goes on behind-the-scenes. Eva Mendes is one of those celebrities, and she admitted in an Instagram comment that she has a “struggle” with food and wants to be honest about that on her social media accounts.
In the side-by-side photo, Eva is wearing a floral dress and green trench coat, and the caption explained that someone thought the photo on the left was retouched. She wanted to post the two photos to be as candid as possible.
“A few days ago I posted the picture on the left and made a comment that it was retouched. Most the stuff I post is from my phone and not retouched FYI. But yes I do like a filter,” she said: “Anyway wanted to post side by side with the unretouched image on the right so you can see the before and after. Always wanna be transparent with you all.”
Eva’s followers really appreciated the honesty, with one thanking her for acknowledging her fans, something other celebrities rarely do. On the original retouched photo posted a few days before the side-by-side, Eva responded to a sweet message from a fan, explaining that she loves interacting with people but also wants to keep it real with them.
“This is actually a campaign shot and it was retouched. So I want women to know that,” she explained. “I want women to know it takes a lot for me to look this way and that I struggle with food among other things.”
Her honesty didn’t go unnoticed, and the comments were flooded with support. When so many stars and influencers use social media as a way to make things look better than they are, it’s nice to see some of our faves keeping it candid.