Jess Hunt, Instagram model, has seen her bizarre ‘Photoshop saga pay off.
The British influencer, who boasts more than one million followers, went viral this week after fans accused her of superimposing herself in front of the Eiffel Tower.
However, the controversy was a blessing in disguise as her debut fashion line with UK retailer EGO has been selling like hotcakes.
All publicity is good publicity! After her Eiffel Tower ‘editing failure’, Jess Hunt, a British model, has sold out her debut fashion line in just 24 hours
Jess launched her EGO collection last week. The range was quickly sold out due to the headlines surrounding her Paris ‘Photoshop’scandal.
She is now rushing to replenish the stock as demand continues to soar.
It comes after Jess was forced to deny allegations she had Photoshopped herself onto the Pont d’Iéna, the bridge that leads to Eiffel Tower in Paris.
When contacted for comment by Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, she stood her ground and insisted the post was genuine.
Cha-ching! It was a blessing in disguise as her debut fashion line with UK retailer EGO has been selling like hotcakes. Pictured: Jess is an EGO campaign photo
Success: Jess launched her first collection for EGO last week. The range sold out in 24 hours due to headlines about the Paris ‘Photoshop” scandal.
She’s paying off: She is now rushing the stock to replenish it as the demand continues its rapid rise
She said that the photos were not Photoshopped. She was there in person. “I even have a video of myself in front the Eiffel Tower on my Instagram account.”
Jess, who uploaded her video on Monday, appeared to be strutting down the busy road while the Eiffel Tower twinkled behind.
However, sleuths with keen eyes soon saw several clues that suggested that she had actually superimposed her body in front.
‘I was genuinely there’: It comes after Jess was forced to deny allegations she had Photoshopped herself onto the Pont d’Iéna, the bridge that leads to Eiffel Tower in Paris
Jess wrote, “One of my favorite cities,” in her caption, and added three twinkling Emojis.
Celeb Spellcheck poked fun at what many thought was an obvious editing failure, and re-shared Jess’ post with the caption: “Virtual tourist.”
Celeb Spellcheck’s followers quickly criticized the influencer for her faux pas. One commenter said, “I too travel with Photoshop.”
Look closer: Jess, who has one million Instagram followers, was accused of Photoshopping herself onto the Pont d’Iéna, the bridge that leads to the Eiffel Tower in Paris
From Paris, in love: She wrote in her caption, adding three twinkling Emojis and titled it ‘One of My Favorit Cities.’
Others pointed out the so-called embarrassing mistakes in Jess’ post, with several claiming the lack of shadows made it look like she was in front of a green screen.
One follower wrote that “She’s literally got nothing to hide,” while another added, “Her feet are floating.”
Others noticed Jess’s body looked unnaturally smooth in the footage. Her feet appeared out of proportion to the lines along the road.
Burn: Celebrating what many considered to be a serious editing failure, Celeb Spellcheck, an Instagram’snarky’ account, re-shared Jess’ post with the caption: “Virtual tourist”.
Roasted: Celeb Spellcheck’s followers were quick to roast the influencer for her supposed faux pas, with one commenting: ‘I too travel with Photoshop’
Background for New Zoom Others pointed out Jess’ embarrassing mistakes. Many claimed that the lack of shadows made it appear like she was on a green screen.
Sheer daring: Some fans also claimed that Jess’ calm demeanour was a dead giveaway, given the risk she could have been hit by a car
“The scale of her feet against the lane print [laughing emoji]One wrote “,
Fans also claimed that Jess’s calm demeanour was a giveaway given the possibility she could have been struck by a car.
Ironically, Jess made headlines once after she complained about being caught up in a catfishing’ scandal.
In 2017, Jess posted to Twitter that she had found a glamorous photo of herself in a green dress and that it had been altered to show another person’s face.
Reposing the image, Jess wrote: ‘OH MY GOD, that is my body and my house but who’s face is that? This catfish game is getting ridiculous.
That’s what I like! Ironically, Jess was once in the news for complaining about being caught up in a scandal involving ‘catfishing. In 2017, Jess posted to Twitter that she had found a glamorous photo of herself in a green dress. It was altered to show another’s face.
Despite being horrified by the theft of her image, she was still able to admire the seamless Photoshopping that she did at work.
Catfishing is the act of stealing an entire image in order to attract online dates. This is often done to appear more attractive than the person you are trying to date.
Jessica’s body was the only one that was used in this instance. In a video posted to Instagram, the model had posed in the sparkly-green frock five weeks before. She was seen walking up and down in her kitchen.
Spot the difference: The real image of Jess is shown on the left; the ‘catfish’ image with another woman’s face superimposed is on the right