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NY Post Weighs In On Crystal Renn

A big fat lie?
By MANDY STADTMILLER Last Updated: 9:56 AM, July 7, 2010 Posted: 12:24 AM, July 7, 2010

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 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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Courtesy of the NY Post.


  1. Brandi M.

    July 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Ummmm, since when is a size 8 plus size? How does the straight size modeling industry dictate what’s plus size? I understand a size 0 is far from an 8 however I’ll be damned if Lane Bryant changes their target demo to sizes 8 plus. Women everywhere would start sticking fingers down their throats if people actually subscribed to that nonsense. What a shame.

  2. PLUS Model Magazine

    July 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    NY Post Weighs In On Crystal Renn

  3. Nikeya Young

    July 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    GREAT article by the New York Post! Interesting that she chose NOT to tell even the NEW YORK POST her side of the story!!! I am very concerned for her.

  4. Monif C. Plus Sizes

    July 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    RT @Plusmodelmag: NY Post Weighs In On Crystal Renn

  5. Mariana

    July 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    RT @Plusmodelmag: NY Post Weighs In On Crystal Renn

  6. Nicolette

    July 21, 2010 at 4:51 am

    1. She spent 3 week hiking in the mountains before her runway debut for Chanel (it took her years to be comfortable to work out again)
    2. The charity photos were photo shopped. The photographer said, “he makes all women beautiful”.
    3. She is between a size 10-12.

    Learn your facts before you go on bagging on one of the world’s top models.

  7. Maddy

    July 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Nicolette,

    Thank you for being so passionate about Crystal Renn. While Crystal Renn is a beautiful model. The fact still remains that since she began her career in the plus size industry she has gone from a size 14 to a size “10”. She is on the Today Show today saying she is a size 10.

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