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Plus Size Model's Memoir Dusted Off for Interview

By    |   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 09:14 AM

Plus-size model Crystal Renn opened up in a recent interview about her 2009 memoir "Hungry," which chronicles her rise to international modeling fame and simultaneous battle with anorexia – a battle she ultimately won.

"I felt I had to pass it on," she told The Telegraph (UK), who posted a recent photo of the stunning 28-year-old. "I wanted to tell the story of my life up until this point which included many tribulations to overcome . . . I know I used to have warped thinking but I changed and I wanted to help others change too. Evolving my mindset opened me up to an entire world of possibilities and a peace that I had not previously known."


By age 22, Renn had accomplished a rare level of modeling stardom, having been featured in four international editions of Vogue, starred in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign, served as the final model in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Spring pret-a-porter show, and appeared on "The Tyra Banks Show," "The View," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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The price she paid for it however, was a "ferocious case of anorexia and exercise bulimia."

Eventually, enough was enough, and she decided she need to turn her life around, to be her real self. Thus, she started eating, and eventually wrote a book about her journey to a healthy, positive body image.

These days, Renn resides in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, and recently finished a project with artist Marina Abramovic for Ukranian Vogue's art issue. Last week, she previewed their photo shoot on Twitter.



"I was in awe of her when I saw her performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York," she said. "When this project came up for me to play her alter ego I was extremely flattered, and took on the job full force. Dusan Reljin shooting, the concept and energy on set made for a historic moment."

Asked what's next for her and her continuing career, she listed a number of possibilities from design to acting, but emphasized that the most important thing to keep in mind, no matter the pursuit, is "taking the knowledge I have gained" and applying it "in all areas of self-expression."

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Plus-size model Crystal Renn opened up in a recent interview about her 2009 memoir "Hungry," which chronicles her rise to international modeling fame and simultaneous battle with anorexia — a battle she ultimately won.
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