Being interested in photography and photoshop I have an idea of how distorted some of the images of people in magazines and the media can be. There is an excellent example of just how fake things can be on apophenia, a blog I read with interest (to be honest the video is a slight departure from the normal commentary).
You seriously need to check out this video.

I’d be interested if there were a male version, to contrast how much (or little) guys in magazines get the same treatment.