I’m drooling over Crystal Renn, right now. Can we have her in India please!?


If you’re thinking I’m over reacting, seriously dude, just look at her!

These are some of her pictures from Glamour, June 2010 issue photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.

Renn started her modeling career in high fashion at the age of 14 after being spotted by a professional scout in her hometown in Mississippi. Renn was told she would need to lose almost a third of her total body weight if she wanted to become a model. she starved herself to get into the desired shape. Renn was miserable and had heart palpitations when she’d worry that there might be calories in diet Coke. she reached a point when she couldn’t walk another step without being exhausted, or having hair clumps falling out. That’s when it hit her. She realised that she needed to live in the body she had – a size 12. After gaining 70 pounds (32 kg) and re-emerging as a U.S. size 12, she was re-marketed by her agents as a plus-size model.

Renn has authored a book, ‘Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves’, about her experiences in the fashion industry in relation to her several body type transformations.

Having been accepted by the fashion world, she does not live in a fool’s paradise. She does not claim that the runway will be filled with plus size models (I wish they’s stop calling it that) anytime soon. She says, “”I believe there is a cycle to everything — Wall Street, the housing market, and modeling, too. Back in the Victorian days, it was all about a full figure, in the ’50s, it was about the boobs, in the ’80s it was shoulders and in the ’90s it was waifs,” she said. “It can only go up from here.” Renn writes in her book that she started to see a greater variety of models on the designer catwalks, and we’re not just talking some size 2s and 4s. There also were girls with different hair color, skin color and body types, she observes.

(On the day she decided to switch gears of her career, she celebrated with a salad with salmon and nuts on it. It was, she wrote, a really big deal.)

After Hungry, her career has been on fire. She was featured in Vogue’s shape issue.


She is also seen a lot in Elle since February 2009 to January 2010. I couldn’t stop myself from sharing some of her breathtaking pictures here,

So who says fashion fits one size? It fits us all, you just have to be comfortable in your own skin!


Concluding with this picture, I just wish we could have her (by her I mean real women) scorching the Indian fashion scene as well. A healthy body and confidence is all it takes to be beautiful.

Shivani GargI’m drooling over Crystal Renn, right now. Can we have her in India please!?

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