Troian Bellisario on GQ Pictorial: Of Course We're Photoshopped!

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The June 2014 issue of GQ is especially beautiful and duplicitous.

That's because it features the cast of Pretty Little Liars, as Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell are all featured in the magazine, striking a handful of fun poses in bikinis.

But after a few pictures from the spread were posted to Instagram, critics came down hard on the magazine for Photoshopping the girls, with Hayey Hoover from The Gloss referring to the stars as "shiny, poreless Barbies."

Pretty Little Liars for GQ

What does Bellisario have to say about such an accusation?


"So by now you have seen many a shot from#GQ and many people have said that we were photoshopped,” the actress wrote on Instagram, adding: "OF COURSE WE WERE!"

The actress went on to write that this “specific type of photo shoot” required a “blown out and perfected” look.

She then posted UNedited (below) images to her account in order to send a message to fans.

Troian Bellisario GQ Pics

"Here's some behind the scenes of my body the way it is and was on the day," Bellisario explained. "I'm not mad at how these pictures turned out, the girls and I had an absolute blast. More fun than we've had on a photoshoot in a while, and I think you can see that in our eyes and smiles."

A few months ago, Benson made a similar move.

She came down very hard on ABC Family for unveiling a Pretty Little Liars poster that had so clearly altered the shapes of its subjects.

"This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw," Bellisario wrote yesterday. "But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don't usually sell products or magazines)...

"I'm proud of my body... But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren't in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I'm happy To shake what my momma gave me."

Pretty cool stuff, huh? Go watch Pretty Little Liars online via TV Fanatic for more from Troian and company.

They return with new episodes on June 10 at 8/7c.

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