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4Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Isn’t Exactly Plus-Sized Anymore and People Are Pissed

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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.

February 8, 2011 at 9:00 am by Sarah
Filed Under: Crystal Renn

4 Responses to “Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Isn’t Exactly Plus-Sized Anymore and People Are Pissed”

  1. Nate says:

    Some fat people are like Scientologists, they freak the hell out if you want to leave the fold.

  2. Scout says:

    Eating disorders can be created from either direction. It is simply expressing dissatisfaction with one’s looks. Leave her alone. No one should represent anyone. If fatties need someone to feel better about themselves, then it’s time to start looking inward and begin the process of fixing themselves instead of trying to control another girl. It’s all about control, whether you’re fat or thin (save disorders that are beyond one’s control over their body shape). Christ, does everyone need a fucking mascot? Have some self respect, open your eyes and see what you’re doing to this girl. See what the fashion world did to her first. Then you got your greasy fingers on her and now you’re doing the same thing. Just let her be a woman. A beautiful woman, who’s body will fall into it’s natural shape. Most women who have been anorexic tend to over do it the other way and then even out somewhere in the middle where their body will naturally fall.

  3. TQB says:

    This was a great post – thank you.

  4. MissKacey says:

    I think she looks great as a sz 12 or a sz 8. I wish I looked half as good as a sz 12 as she did! As long as she’s not getting anorexic again I don’t see what the big deal is.

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