Remember Crystal Renn, the plus-sized model who was famous for not giving a fuck about what people thought of her and her beautiful, robust figure?
If not, here’s a brief recap on who she is – Renn was a fashion model who formerly suffered from anorexia. After going through therapy and treatment, Renn went from a wicked unhealthy size 00 to a size 12, which is pretty average in your day-to-day people, but way plus-sized, according to the fashion world.
Since her days of being prized for a size 12 fashion model, Crystal has lost some weight and has dropped to a size 8. Still pretty ‘large’ for a haute couture model, but statistically less than what the US considers an average woman. Naturally, because she’s lost some weight, plus-size supporters are coming forward to claim that Renn is falling back into her old ways, and is ‘ashamed’ of being plus-size. Renn had this to say:
“I think that by placing a title on my head, which is ‘plus-size,’ and then the picture that these people have created in their mind about what plus-size actually is, I’ve basically failed [your expectations] just with that.”
Renn also states that if she tried to live up to the plus-size standard to which she was accustomed to earlier in the year, she’d have another load of issues to contend with:
“I would have to have another eating disorder to live up to that expectation. I had anorexia because someone else set the standard for me and I wanted to follow it. … If I followed what the public wanted from me. I’d be doing the same thing. I’d have a binge eating disorder.”
I know there’s a lot of joking around on the site about Khloe Kardashian being Sasquatch and Jennifer Love Hewitt having big legs, but seriously, eating disorders are no joke, on either end of the spectrum, and none of us ACTUALLY care if you’re a size 00 or a size 28, as long as you’re fucking healthy. Really – if you or someone you know is having problems with both their emotional and physical health, there’s help and support groups out there, so don’t suffer alone – take advantage, guys.
Crystal Renn is hot no matter how you slice it, and she should own it – no matter what anyone says, joking or not.