How Your Playboy Centerfold Sausage Is Made
If your girlfriend’s body doesn’t seem to be as perfect as a Playboy centerfold, it might after the magazine’s art department finished with it. Irin Carmon describes how your Playboy centerfold sausage is made. Spoiler alert: Playboy models aren’t perfect either.
It’s not enough to make the cut to be a Playboy centerfold. Your nipples also have to be the right sort of pointy. Your butt has to have a “better curve.” Enter Photoshop. Here, a rare view into the process.
It’s “The Year Of The Rabbit” at Christie’s, which has put up for auction an array of Playboy memorabilia. The most interesting are the copies of Playboy centerfolds from the 1990s and early 2000s that are marked up by editors and the art department — and subjected to a panel that grades them with a composite score.
Having made it this far, just about all of the centerfolds scored in the late 80s. But Lauren Hill, the Playmate of the month in February 2001 and seen here, got somewhat harsher commentary: “‘OK but nothing special. There is nothing going on in the face + eyes.” The scrawls on Hill’s photo also found her nipples lacking and suggested her stomach be slimmed. Read more
To further spoil your fantasies, watch this video which explains how virtually ALL celebrity photos are retouched before publication.