Britney Spears’ Bikini Cover: Too Much Airbrush?

    May 10, 2013
    Amanda Crum

Britney Spears is, without a doubt, looking better these days than she has in a long time. After a painful split from Kevin Federline, having two kids, suffering a very public nervous breakdown, and seeing her career and money go into a conservatorship, she attempted a comeback in 2007 that left her with an embarrassing, lackluster MTV Video Music Awards performance and widespread criticism about her body, which had once been toned and taut.

Spears got her act together after that and made another comeback, this time to positive reviews. Several years later, she’s tested the Hollywood waters by judging on “X-Factor”, made another successful album, gone on tour, and has even shown off her bikini body on the cover of Shape Magazine.

The 31-year old singer says she doesn’t work out as much as she used to and admits that dieting is hard.

“Dieting is tough … because my specialties are spaghetti, brownies and chocolate chip cookies,” she says. “I have had to work hard at getting it back to where it used to be. I used to be obsessed with working out. …[now], three days a week is cool, even two.”

But though she looks good, some think the cover is way too airbrushed. In a world where celebrities are judged harshly for their appearance, how much airbrush is too much?