Truthfully, there is no other way to explain the promotional photo below, released to hype up Britney Spears' forthcoming album, Circus.
Without question, Britney Spears looks totally hot in the picture - in fact, she looks about as great as we have seen her in like six years.
Which is probably when Jive first took this photo, only to dig it out of the archives this week and airbrush it up real good. After cutting and pasting Jessica Simpson's weave and Heidi Montag's makeup and surgically-altered nose for good measure.
Seriously, props to the graphic designer for their awesome work here. At least the Britney Spears nude shots in the "Womanizer" video looked real.
WOW, WHO'S THAT GIRL? No, really, we're asking. Do you know?