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Sydney socialite accused of editing herself in stock photos – but insists they’re NOT Photoshopped 

Sydney socialite is accused of clumsily editing herself into stock photos of planes – but she insists they’re NOT Photoshopped


A Sydney socialite has been accused of Photoshopping her Instagram images after fans noticed the backgrounds closely resembled stock photos.

Fashion designer and author Suzan Mutesi had her questionable photos featured on snark account Celeb__spellcheck on Tuesday.

One image, posted by Suzan in December 2020, appears to show her superimposed in front of a seaplane, with her hand barely touching the side of the plane due to the seemingly clumsy editing. 

But speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday, Suzan denied she’d edited her images at all, saying: ‘If it was [Photoshopped], I would have no problem owning it.’ 

Awkward! Fashion designer Suzan Mutesi was accused of a Photoshop fail on Tuesday after sharing this image of herself seemingly superimposed in front of a seaplane

In the seaplane image, the water was noticeably blurred around Suzan’s legs, which appeared to suggest it had been smudged with an editing tool.

Celeb__spellcheck then shared another photo of a different model standing in front of a remarkable similar backdrop, to prove Suzan’s post was edited.

Fans were quick to comment on the image, with one writing, ‘Honestly impressed with the photoshopping skills,’ while another added: ‘Wow that’s a terrible job.’

The plot thickens: In another photo shared to Suzan's Instagram account in September, a fan asked her if she had edited a photo stood in front of a separate plane. 'What app are you using to do this!,' the fan asked, with the photo showing Suzan posing while a bag - which cast no shadow and was placed at an odd angle on the ground - sat in front of her

The plot thickens: Suzan shared this suspicious-looking photo to Instagram in September. A fan asked her, ‘What app are you using to do this?’

‘What a fail!’ one wrote, while a second said of the plane photo: ‘Check out the hand on the plane.’

Another joked: ‘Flawless work.’ 

Suzan categorically denied she’d edited the photo in a lengthy statement, telling Daily Mail Australia: ‘No it’s not photoshopped. If it was I have no problem owning it.

‘In life to be successful you have to have a vision and then think big. Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of my mentors, says these are his 5 tips for success…’

She then listed the five tips as ‘having a vision, thinking big, don’t listen to the naysayers, work your a** off and give back.’  

Response: 'What a fail!' one wrote, while a second said of the plane photo: 'Check out the hand on the plane'

Response: ‘What a fail!’ one wrote, while a second said of the plane photo: ‘Check out the hand on the plane’

‘And that’s what I am doing for myself and my followers,’ she continued. ‘Trying to inspire them to aspire and fulfil their dreams.

‘This post was posted 12 months ago in December 2020. But I took that photo in 2019. There’s nothing wrong with having a dream.’

In another photo shared to Suzan’s Instagram page in September, a fan directly asked her if she had edited a photo of herself stood in front of a separate plane.

‘What app are you using to do this! Please share I need to edit a photo background hehe,’ the fan asked.

The photo showed Suzan pouting in front of the plane while a bag – which cast no shadow and was placed at an odd angle on the ground – was placed in front of her.

‘It’s an actual location hun!! I didn’t have to edit the background!! The plants are really we were lucky,’ Suzan responded, to which the commenter said: ‘Huh? This photo is edited babe – you can tell haha what plants ?

Questions: Suzan earlier denied Photoshopping the image of herself stood in front of the plane with a bag next to her - saying the plane shot was 'in Newcastle'

Questions: Suzan earlier denied Photoshopping the image of herself stood in front of the plane with a bag next to her – saying the plane shot was ‘in Newcastle’

‘@itsmarcjames thought you meant the last post with Tiffany! boy you are shady as f**k lol – the plane shot was in new castle – i can show you next time if you are lucky !’ Suzan bit back.

The fan then asked why it was shady as he was ‘just asking a question’, adding: ‘I wanted to use it but it looks to obvious.’

Not giving anything away, Suzan replied: ‘I know babe I was teasing!!! You know that.’

Suzan is a best-selling author, and has a podcast titled Unapologetically you. 

Talent: Suzan is a best-selling author, and has a podcast titled Unapologetically you

Talent: Suzan is a best-selling author, and has a podcast titled Unapologetically you



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