Yes, it's true.
"So by now you have seen many a shot from #GQ and many people have said that we were photoshopped... OF COURSE WE WERE! that's a very specific type of photo shoot," the actress posted on Instagram. "And looking very blown out and perfected was obviously what they were looking for. Great. Cool. As long as we acknowledge how it was achieved so we know it's not real. Here's some behind the scenes of my body the way it is and was on the day."
In the collage that Troian posted on Instagram, she shows off her toned figure, lean legs and chiseled abs pre-photoshop, and she still looks amazing.
"I'm not mad at how these pictures turned out, the girls and I had an absolute blast," she went on. "More fun than we've had on a photo shoot in a while, and I think you can see that in our eyes and smiles. But it's the same everywhere."
"It's the same way on the posters of our show and even in women's magazines," she continued. "This industry seems to invest more in perfection than in flaw. But flaw and individuality, to me, are what make a human being interesting, they make our stories worth telling. (Unfortunately the flaws don't usually sell products or magazines) I'm proud of my body and the way it looks because @themarkwildman kicks my butt in aerial. But my hips and thighs are a part of me (even though they magically weren't in some shots!) I get those things from my momma. And I'm happy To shake what my momma gave me."
In the photo shoot for GQ's June issue, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario and Lucy Hale are all glammed up and posing in fab retro bikinis by an indoor pool, with their bodies looking lean, smooth and, well, perfect.
"I mean. Photoshopped or not. I work with three of the most gorgeous women on the planet. (Goddesses without hair and make up as well) @shaym @itsashbenzo @lucyhale #gq," she wrote in another Instagram post, adding another shot of the group from the spread.