We all knew it was too good to be true! And Paper’s editor Mickey Boardman has confirmed that Kim Kardashian’s “internet breaking” tush was indeed photoshopped for the cover of the magazine’s winter issue.
Speaking to Us Weekly, Boardman said the images received the same retouching that almost all magazine covers get.
“Every cover of every magazine is airbrushed on some level, but what I will say, is that is her butt. It is not padded. It is not augmented. That is all really her," Boardman said. "But, yes, there was retouching to clean things up and make things look amazing. That’s what retouching is. It’s not building an a– that isn’t there or taking 50 pounds off the waist.”
Kardashian’s bare butt cover images were released to much fanfare and criticism on Wednesday morning.
And by Wednesday night, more snaps from the shoot were released, including a full frontal nude image of Kardashian.