But the commercial came under fire from critics and campaigners, who alleged computer wizardry was used to minimise Vergara's curves, with a representative for The National Eating Disorders Association calling the advert "thoughtless and irresponsible".

Vergara has now spoken out about the controversy, insisting the pictures have not been altered in any way.

She tells the Boston Herald, "That is not true at all. I saw the pictures, and now with technology, they're looking at it on the screen right after they take them. It was just a different way of dressing me."