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Model whose Eiffel Tower ‘editing fail’ went viral SELLS OUT her debut fashion collection

Instagram model Jess Hunt’s bizarre Photoshop saga has paid 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.

The controversy has been a blessing in disguise, however, because her debut fashion range with UK retailer EGO has been flying off the shelves.

All publicity is good publicity! British model Jess Hunt has sold out her debut fashion collection in 24 hours following her Eiffel Tower ‘editing fail’

Jess launched her first collection with EGO last week and, thanks to the headlines about her Photoshop, the range sold out in just 24 hours.

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! The controversy has been a blessing in disguise because her debut fashion range with UK retailer EGO has been flying off the shelves. Pictured: Jess is an EGO campaign photo

Cha-ching! The controversy has been a blessing in disguise because her debut fashion range with UK retailer EGO has been flying off the shelves. Pictured: Jess is an EGO campaign photo 

Sell-out success: Jess launched her first collection with EGO last week and, thanks to the headlines about her Paris 'Photoshop' scandal, the range sold out in just 24 hours

Sell-out success: Jess launched her first collection with EGO last week and, thanks to the headlines about her Paris ‘Photoshop’ scandal, the range sold out in just 24 hours

Paying off: She is now rushing to replenish the stock as demand continues to soar

Paying off: She is now rushing to replenish the stock as demand continues to soar

‘These pictures weren’t Photoshopped; I was genuinely there,’ she said. ‘I even have a video on the Instagram post of me in front of the Eiffel Tower.’

In her video, which was uploaded on Monday, Jess appeared to strut down the middle of the busy road as the Eiffel Tower twinkled in the background. 

But eagle-eyed sleuths soon noticed several telling clues that suggested she’d actually superimposed her body in front of the scene.

'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

‘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

‘One of my fave cities,’ Jess wrote in her caption, adding three twinkling emojis.  

Poking fun at what many believed to be an obvious editing fail, ‘snark’ account Celeb Spellcheck re-shared Jess’ post along with the caption: ‘Virtual tourist.’

Celeb Spellcheck’s followers were quick to roast the influencer for her supposed faux pas, with one commenting: ‘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

Backdrop: In her video, which was uploaded on Monday, Jess appeared to strut down the middle of the busy road as the Eiffel Tower twinkled in the background

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, with love: 'One of my fave cities,' she wrote in her caption, adding three twinkling emojis

From Paris, with love: ‘One of my fave cities,’ she wrote in her caption, adding three twinkling emojis

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. 

‘She’s literally got no shadow anywhere,’ one follower wrote, while another added: ‘Her feet are floating.’  

Others noticed that Jess’ body appeared unnaturally crisp in the footage and that her feet seemed out of proportion compared to the lines on the road.

Burn: Poking fun at what many believed to be an obvious editing fail, Instagram 'snark' account Celeb Spellcheck re-shared Jess' post along with the caption: 'Virtual tourist'

Burn: Poking fun at what many believed to be an obvious editing fail, Instagram ‘snark’ account Celeb Spellcheck re-shared Jess’ post along 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'

Roasted: Celeb Spellcheck’s followers were quick to roast the influencer for her supposed faux pas, with one commenting: ‘I too travel with Photoshop’

New Zoom background? 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

New Zoom background? 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

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

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 foot against the lane print [laughing emoji]’, one wrote. 

Some fans also claimed that Jess’ calm demeanour was a dead giveaway, given the risk she could have been hit by a car.  

Ironically, Jess once made headlines after she complained about being embroiled in a ‘catfishing’ scandal. 

Posting to Twitter in 2017, Jess revealed she’d found a glamorous image of herself modelling a green dress had been altered to show someone else’s face on her body.

Reposing the image, Jess wrote: ‘OH MY GOD, that is my body and my house but who’s face is that? Catfish game is getting silly.’ 

Fancy that! Ironically, Jess once made headlines after she complained about being embroiled in a 'catfishing' scandal. Posting to Twitter in 2017, Jess revealed she'd found a glamorous image of herself modelling a green dress had been altered to show someone else's face

Fancy that! Ironically, Jess once made headlines after she complained about being embroiled in a ‘catfishing’ scandal. Posting to Twitter in 2017, Jess revealed she’d found a glamorous image of herself modelling a green dress had been altered to show someone else’s face

Despite being horrified that her image had been stolen, she admired the seamless Photoshopping at work. 

Catfishing normally refers to stealing an entire image, often to try and attract online dates by pretending to be someone who a person might deem more physically attractive.  

In this instance, though, it was just Jessica’s body that was used. The model had originally posed in the sparkly green frock five weeks earlier, striding up and down in her kitchen in a video shared to Instagram.

The real image of Jess is shown here

The 'catfish' image with another woman's face superimposed is shown here

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




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