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New Interview with Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn

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GlamChic recently did an interview with plus-size beauty Crystal Renn, where they talked about promoting healthy bodies, future projects and style icons. Here’s a part of it:

How would you describe the typical model’s fashion week diet?
Whether or not you have a weight problem during fashion week it’s a mental game that is imposed on these girls and so people in fashion week eat less and they believe they’re natural, however I don’t have to do such things.

We we’re pleased to see that Glamour has recently been embracing plus-size models and applauded British Vogue’s Alexandra Shulman’s case against too skinny models, but are there any other woman’s magazines out there that you think convey a healthy body image to young women?
Let me just tell you something about Glamour, they were the only people who ever called my agency and said this girl has a problem. They are all about health and promoting women’s issues. There is a growing interest in healthy bodies and I have seen that even in Vogue. And the fact that I have done Vogue and been able to do it is a sign of change. I commend them for using me. Glamour, I have to say is one of the leaders of the pack. I remember I was completely ill on that shoot when my disorder got worse and they called my agency and said something is very wrong with her.

Were you angry?
At the time I was really embarrassed because someone had figured me out. They called it and brought it to light. I wasn’t only not only not pleasing my agency but I wasn’t pleasing Glamour. When I became a healthy model like I am now, they were one of the first people to shoot me at this size and that says something. I am happy to be associated with them because there message is the same as mine. They really care about their readers and you can tell.

What’s next for you?
My goals would be to continue speaking about body competence and telling women they don’t have to look just one way. What’s naturally next would be to design a clothing line of some sort because I don’t think my taste is out their for curvier women. I have rock n’ roll taste that should be available for size 12 and above. I would love to go into the beauty industry and be the face of a makeup brand. It’s what women want to see. I love makeup and I find it very cool and it’s an arena I want to experience.

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maya
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maya

Okay they have SKINNY models, PLUS SIZE models..

And yet they'll NEVER have average weight models! Or even average weight! its either too thin, or too fat

maya
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maya

*average height i meant to say!

ohwowlovely
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ohwowlovely

plus-size models ARE average weight

a regular model ranges from emaciated to skinny. a plus size model means fat in the fashion world, but in reality it means average weight….like a size 6, 8, 10, or 12 (keep in mind a size 12 is VERY different on a 5'10" model than it is on a regular 5'4" girl). not too thin, not too fat. but normal. that is why you'll never see an obese plus-size model.

Juliette
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Juliette

Um…this season of ANTM anyone? Comprised of all women 5'7" and under.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

weird. She's 5'9" and 165 lbs and a size 12; 32in waist

I'm 5'9.5, 155 and a size 4/6, 27 waist . How can there be that much discrepancy? Body types must really vary indeed!

gigit
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gigit

I just read that her weight has been 173 recently (11 stone, 8 lbs), which actually puts her a little bit above the "healthy" range for BMI (at 25.5). If that is true, it just means that plus-size models have the same weight pressures as every other model, just in reverse because they have to keep on enough weight to be plus-sized!

Instant
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Instant

Not really pressure to keep the weight on, plus-size modeling actually starts at size 8 or 10, not exactly a "heavy" weight 😛 IMO, they would face less pressure because "plus size" is such a wide range of sizes(from 8/10 to, well, in the 20's or more), where as "straight" models are limited to size 00 to 4(sometimes 6?).

stajjny
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stajjny
Why is it always black or white in the fashion industry when it comes to the weight of the model? Either she's skinny or she's chubby. Sorry, but that's what she looks to me. She doesn't strike as "healthy looking girl" with that tummy :/ She looks fine in the first photo though. And that's not curves. Why do ppl associate curves with large breasts or being "plus sized"?! I thought curves were the curves of your bonestructure, not wheither you have a few extra kilos on the scale or a big cup size? I'm sorry, but i don't really… Read more »
gigit
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gigit

yep, that's just what I was thinking when I wrote my reply just before yours.

Ashley
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Ashley
Sigh. I’d like to see more of a range of sizes as well (rather than just the polarized “straight” size 0 models and “plus” sized 12+ ones) but I really get frustrated with comments like “she isn’t healthy; she’s got a tummy!” and “I’m normal weight and I’m thinner than that, so that means she isn’t normal!” NORMAL COMES IN A RANGE OF SIZES AND SHAPES. HEALTHY COMES IN A RANGE OF SIZES AND SHAPES. Really, why is that so hard for people to understand? There is no one normal or perfect clothing size, or bmi, or body fat percentage.… Read more »
Sara
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Sara

i hate that she's considered a "plus-sized" model. she's an average woman!!!! she's beautiful & normal.

Sara
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Sara

the average woman (in America) wears a size 12-16

Juliette
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Juliette

…she said HEIGHT.

"*average height i meant to say!"

suzushii
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suzushii
I pretty much agree with everything you said. Letting yourself eat what you want until you're borderline overweight, and banking in on your good genes that make you gain all over, as opposed to the 90% of the population who simply gets thunder thighs or shelf guts – this doesn't qualify as a role model to me. Where is my ideal? It's not the skinny narrow hipped lithe models, and it's not these so called average women either. Why can't we have ATHLETES as role models? Why not yoga masters. I mean, my idea of a ROLE model is something… Read more »
Ariel
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Ariel

stajjny and suzushii said it all, I COMPLETELY agree 100%!

Lulu
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Lulu

if i were a guy, I would date Crystal Renn over Miranda Kerr or the Victoria Secret Angel's any day. Crystal is actually very proud of herself and won't stick her finger down her throat for anyone 🙂 I know that sounded harsh, but it's fact people.

gigit
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gigit

but she DID used to starve herself; she hasn't always been as confident as she is now, and who's to say those girls have eating disorders because they're thin? Who's to say that Crystal has a healthy lifestyle because she gained weight?

Ella
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Ella

However, most of the contestants are 5'5" and over, whereas the average woman in North America is 5'4" or 5'3" with the majority of them being UNDER that height.

Lois
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Lois

I've always been a fan of plus-size models! There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

They're all gorgeous.

The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

Ashley
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Ashley

The pics are great but the forum discussion annoyed me the few times I’ve had a look at it. People carry on about how plus-sized women represent “true femininity” and how that’s how women “should” look, and how truly sophisticated men prefer these “real women”. It’s just as bad as saying all women should be petite and slender.

Olga
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Olga

This is really getting repetitive with the plus/skinny size model interviews.

Sidney
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Sidney

i agree, and everyone allways has the same comments too. Yet to see the day when we can all be neutral about the whole thing… Or will it ever come.

Casey
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Casey

Actually, with most agencies you would not be able to get a plus size model contract with a size 6. It's considered too small. So most plus sized models are size 8+.

The average women's size in the world is a size 6, so a size 8 would be considered plus size.

America's average women's size is 12-14, but you have to remember that 60% of America IS overweight, which pulls the average up from the true average. Just because that is the average doesn't mean that the majority of women are healthy at that size. It depends on individual bodies.

Casey
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Casey
To be honest, looking at those pictures of her does not make me want to buy the clothes. At all. Because there is no way that I would want to look like that (and please don't go off on me, I know there are people that want to look like her, but I am not one of them and this is my opinion). I do like slim models (not anorexically skinny, but VS-style model size). They make me want to buy clothes. And I agree with the above posters who were saying we should have actually average sized, fit, athletic… Read more »
mizzy
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mizzy

i find it interesting that magazines don't seem to photoshopped plus sized models AS much as normal models. It's almost as if they want the big girls to look bigger and the small girls to look even smaller…very odd. at least apply equal opportunity photoshopping to all your pictures!

Juliette
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Juliette
I agree with this. I remember on ANTM (sorry for referencing that over and over, but that's my where all my [very…eh, extremely limited] knowledge of models come from) Tyra has repeatedly told several girls, size 4-6, I think that they fell in between of "traditional" thin models and plus-size, and needed to either gain weight or lose it. Also, to keep this in a frame of reference, the average American woman IS a size 12-14, but she's also 5'5" and under. Whereas the models may be a size 10, but 5'10. A size 10 in someone who is 5'2"… Read more »
svenai
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svenai

I think women like this appeal to the middle age generations more than anything. I mean, she's nice looking but her body detracts from the clothing. Not something a fashion model should habe.

Instant
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Instant
IMO, that same argument can be used for ANY woman's body type: Too skinny, and OMG look at her bones! Curvy, and all people can talk about is how curvy she is. Athletic, yuppers, look at her MUSCLES!! Plus size, OMG she's fat! Ruler/straight up and down, wtf are her curves?! Big breasts, look at them knockers! Big butt, holy cow baby got BACK! And of course, little to no breasts, flat chested wonder/mosquito bites, needs to have bigger breasts. 😛 Sorry, in a silly mood right now 😀 Seriously though, we need to get over the models' sizes, let… Read more »
Connie Cassidy
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>gigit – "Who’s to say that Crystal has a healthy lifestyle because she gained weight" – I believe that the woman herself said it, as well as her doctor's, and the modeling agencies.

Connie Cassidy
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for those folks who think that THIS woman is not right for whatever reason (yeah, it's a generational thing – I'm 45 and when was a teen there was never a size "00" – sorry, it actually really can't exist, if you REALLY think about it – that means you are less than ZERO in size??)… Please read article on SERENA WILLIAMS, those who commented about being FIT, ATHLETIC, HEALTHY – and see that people call her FAT, FAT, FAT. Guess that sort of blows THAT whole idea out of the water about being ATHLETIC, huh? Please look at RENN… Read more »
gigi
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gigi

Personally I don't wanna judge ANYONE nor think DAMN this chick is anything but a wonderful person. Feel sorry for you! Maybe you should reexamine your idea of what a role model should be and any of you that agree with her.

gigi
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gigi

You are pitiful too! What a shame.

Casey
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Casey
Excuse me, but why am I pitiful exactly? Because I have a certain preference for slimmer and/or more athletic figures that is perhaps contrary to your own? I've just reread my post and I can't see anything in it that should be offensive to anyone, except maybe Crystal herself. I didn't call her fat, nor do I think she is fat. I didn't call her ugly. I just said she doesn't make ME want to buy clothes. Are you perhaps taking my post personally because you look similar to her? I didn't mean to put down anyone by that post.… Read more »
Kae
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I don't think there was anything wrong with your post but it's probably because I agree with it, for the most part. This model doesn't do it for me either. I think she's beautiful but her body type is not my preference. I like slim and athletic as well and I wish the fashion industry would feature more models with that body type.

gigi
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gigi

I am actually 5'6 and 130 pounds so I am neither like her nor like you apparently. The fact of judging her in any way and needing to post it is what is pitiful.

I just happened on this forum and sure enough read exactly what I expected to find.

molly
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molly

oh come on, this entire site is about judging people's bodies, no matter what size or shape they are. Call it a guilty pleasure or what you will, but allow people to voice their opinion. And calling Casey "pitiful" just because she prefers slim models or calling people like Instant "envious" for not prefering super-skinny models is just as judgemental as saying "I prefer this or that body type".

Instant
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Instant

Soo, it's not OK for Casey to (civilly)judge a person's body, but it is OK for you judge Casey's opinion?

Hey, I'm not in agreement with Casey's opinion, but she did put it out there in a nice manner and explained herself, so I don't see how she deserves to be called pitiful or have her opinion attacked(and if you've ever spent time on here, you will know that I'm usually up in people's faces on here when they present an "opinion" I find offensive and/or insulting 😀 ).

Casey
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Casey
You didn't seem to call any of the people pitiful who said they liked Crystal Renn's look. Isn't that judgment also, just a positive one? Because you have to look at her, evaluate her look, come to a conclusion, and post? I admit that in the past I may have made some comments that were actually offensive to some people, or they could be taken personally. But people called me out on it and I've stopped that, because I don't like offending people and my intention is not to make people feel bad about themselves. I can talk about Crystal… Read more »
Erin
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Erin

her face kind of reminds me of Monroe. I think it's the eyes and the poses. Anyways, this girl is beautiful.

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