skinny or plus-size? what's your attitude to 0-size obsession?
Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:08 AM
Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:12 AM
'I was absolutely shocked': Crystal Renn left reeling after her plus-size body is airbrushed to look thinner
Crystal Renn, the world's most successful plus-size model, is furious after discovering she had been retouched to look skinny for a new ad campaign.
The 24-year-old says she was stunned when she saw the final results of her shoot for the Fashion for Passion campaign shot by photographer Nicholas Routzen.
'When I saw the pictures I was absolutely shocked,' she said. 'I sat in silence for a good five minutes. It was not an accurate portrayal of my body in any way. I'm a [U.S.] size 10 and that was a size 2 at most.'
Routzen has admitted he 'shaped her', insisting: 'I did nothing that I wouldn't do to anyone. I'm paid to make women look beautiful.'
However Renn complained: 'I understand a certain amount of retouching - if there's a zit or you want to smooth things out - but to change my body completely, that's not what I'm about and that's not the message I want to give.
'I don't want young women to think being thin is the only way to be beautiful. Beauty is not a pant size
'I'm known for my body and I'm proud of my body.
'Some people scoff at the name 'Plus size' but I think it's an amazing thing to be a part of.'
Renn has previously spoken about her battle with anorexia, which began when she was ordered to drop five stone after being spotted by a talent scout aged 13.
She eventually rejected the size 0 phenomenon and at 5ft 9 and 12 stone, Renn developed an international reputation for her Rubenesque curves.
Renn admits that she has started to lose weight, but insists it is through healthy exercise as opposed to the desperate desire to be skinny that once plagued her.
'I started an exercise routine after seven years,' she said. 'I thought it was a great time to take care of myself and start exercise again.
'It used to be that eight hours a day of hard, gruelling exercise a day was the norm.
'I'm at a place now where I feel I can do it in a healthy way.'
Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:30 AM
we'll never battle anorexia unless magazines stop photoshopping models to match the crazy beauty standards.
i feel sorry for zero-size models, they always look so misarable and.. hungry
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:47 AM
Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:05 PM
Harsh.. I believe we need to be beautiful inside and out