COME on, modeling industry — what are you doing to Crystal Renn?
New photos of the plus-size beauty have emerged that appear, as her friend and fellow plus-size model Kate Dillon admits, like “heroin chic.”
In May, Renn walked the runway for Chanel in St. Tropez, sporting jutting cheekbones and a tight dress that made her look at least two sizes smaller than the size 10 she claims to be. Then this month her agency, Ford Models, released shocking pictures of her on fordmodelsblog.com. In the shoot taken for a charity by photographer Nicholas Routzen, the 24-year-old model’s eyes look sunken and her face drawn, as she barely wears a T-shirt that skims her skinny, naked legs.
Blogs are now crying “Feed Crystal Renn.” And while Renn still looks fleshier than famously emaciated mannequins such as Kate Moss, fans’ fears aren’t totally unwarranted. Renn, after all, is a woman who’s battled anorexia in the past and says the modeling industry’s pressure to be thin nearly killed her.
“She’s lost some weight,” acknowledges Dillon, 36, but claims Renn shed the pounds during a recent hiking trip to Patagonia. “The one thing that’s so great about plus-size models is that we’re allowed to fluctuate much more than other models. A plus-size model doesn’t have to be a size 12 for the rest of her life. If she gets a new workout regimen and drops to a size 8, it’s not that big of a deal.”
Or is it?
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