To draw attention to her campaign, Julia Bluhm held a mock photo shoot outside the offices of the magazine in Midtown. Her online petition demanding a monthly, unaltered photo spread has drawn more than 25,000 signatures.
The cover features the voluptuous English singer in a low-cut dress with her face and waist looking significantly thinner than the night she swept the Grammy Awards.
The issue came to light following a story in the New York Times that reported the man, whose face is obscured in the ad, is actually a model who posed for a stock photo.
The “Self Esteem Act” warn consumers about photo-shopped photographs in print media advertisements.