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Lydia From ‘Real Housewives Of Melbourne’ Got Caught Out Posting A Badly Photoshopped Pic Of Chyka

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In some real chaotic 2021 energy, Real Housewives of Melbourne former cast member, Lydia Schiavello, has been caught out posting a throwback image of her costars that is heavily photoshopped.

Don’t believe us? You simply must see it to grasp just how bonkers this is…

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The first red flag is how blurred Chyka Keebaugh’s body is — showing signs that her mid-section has been stretched. At the same time, Lydia and Pettifleur Berenger appear to have their stomachs cinched in the middle. The only person who doesn’t appear altered in the image is Janet Roach.

Fans were quick to call out Lydia for posting such a poorly photoshopped image:

In a bizarre turn of events, Lydia is maintaining that the photo is not photoshopped and is simply an old pic from Season 2.

So is Lydia correct? Is it an old photo that hasn’t been altered? Ugh, sorry Lydia but you’ve been caught out. Thanks to internet sleuth (@talia.b) in the comments, the original picture was tracked down on Pettifleur’s Instagram and posted back in 2015.

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It looks a bit different, ay?

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We spoke to Chyka about Lydia’s post and she told us it was “definitely photoshopped”, as she posted a similar photo several years ago.

“I had no idea that she had done this until someone messaged me about it. Not sure what her intention was but I believe in supporting woman and not pulling them down,” Chyka told us.

“It’s also interesting timing when we are all suffering so much from these lockdowns — businesses going under and families not being together — that she felt it was a funny thing to do. I’m all about positivity.”

Tbh, I don’t know what to make of any of this. The image on the left could be something made by a Housewives fan that Lydia simply reposted without noticing anything was awry. That being said, Lydia’s post has been flooded with comments alerting her that the image is photoshopped and (at the time of this story going live) she still hasn’t taken it down.

Lydia, along with Gina Liano, recently made the decision to exit Real Housewives of Melbourne. The only Season 1 housewives to return for the upcoming season are Janet and Jackie Gillies, as well as Gamble Breaux, who signed on with the show in Season 2.

We have reached out to Lydia, Pettifleur, and Janet for comment.