Victoria’s Secret ads are notorious for featuring models that are about as far from the average American woman as you can get. So it's no surprise the media is applauding the lingerie company for releasing seemingly unretouched photos of Angel Jasmine Tookes where you can see her stretch marks (gasp!). Here's the photo in question:
And a selection of some of the praise:
First off, can you even see the stretch marks? Squint really hard. Maybe it'll help if we make it a little bit more obvious:
We know Victoria's Secret doesn't market itself as accessible. The company's image is built on aspiration—the Fantasy Bra Tookes is modeling costs $3 million—and that's OK. But it's also not quite fair to call this progress.