Crystal Renn’s plus-size modelling days may be over.
The former face of plus-size clothes brand Evans showed off a stereotypically skinny model figure last night at a fete in New York.
The model, 25, who wrote a book about her battle with eating disorders and learning to embrace her curves, showed off her newly svelte look in a dramatic green Zac Posen dress with freshly dyed peroxide-blonde hair and eyebrows.Renn has been lauded by designers including Jean-Paul Gaultier for her curves, but has admitted to struggling to accept her ‘natural body shape’
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“I've been a double-zero, children's clothes, at 95 pounds, and I've been all the way up to a size 16 and everything in between,” the catwalk chameleon said recently.
“Now I’m a 6, 8, sometimes a 10 depending on what designer I'm wearing. And that's an interesting place to be in fashion, where extremes are the norm.”
Renn stood out on the modelling circuit in 2006 when she was first marketed as a plus-size model. But by then she’d already been on the scene for seven years, after being discovered, age 14, by a talent scout and told to lose a third of her body weight.
After reassessing her health and attitudes towards her body and modelling, Renn wrote her autobiography, ‘Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves’ at just 23, claiming to have laid to rest her demons around body image and anorexia.
These snaps have left us wondering if Crystal’s acceptance of her curves was short lived.