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Model Spotlight: Crystal Renn

Model Crystal Renn looks absolutely brilliant in her fall campaign for Mango. The caption on their site reads, "Model Crystal Renn shows you how to take full advantage of your curves. Why not?"




We first learned about Crystal when she appeared on Oprah back in November of 2006. After struggling to fit the stick-thin mold of what agents told her she had to look like in order to be successful, Crystal had a personal breakthrough and decided to just be herself. Since returning to her normal weight (she had dropped to a dangerous 95 pounds at her lowest), she's been featured in multiple Vogue magazines and is the first size-12 woman to earn a highly coveted Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign.

Sidenote: After watching the last episode of ANTM, we think the contestants could all take a lesson from Ms. Renn—isn't she stunning?!

See the full campaign at Mango.com >>
Comments
Absolutely fabulous! I think shes great looking, and personally, I and everyone I know thinks looking like a sickly praying mantis is not at all attractive. I'm glad the the industry (modeling, fashion) is starting to realize how unhealthy, both physically and psychologically, it is to put an unwrittten anorexic rule on these young girls and those that want to emulate them. Beauty and success revolve around the quality of the life you live, and there is no quality in a life lived on the brink of starvation and illness- Bravo to a model like this for take the path less journeyed to show us all how to find our inner strength and wellness, whatever that might look like for each individual
#1 Peaches (Homepage) on 2007-10-19 16:07 (Reply)
Well said, Peaches! I love this line especially: "Beauty and success revolve around the quality of the life you live, and there is no quality in a life lived on the brink of starvation and illness." Couldn't agree more.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2007-10-20 08:40 (Reply)
saw crystal wearing a white one piece 50s bathing suite and her chubby thighs needed some exercise.
#2 claire smith on 2008-12-12 16:37 (Reply)
where can i find the pic of crystal wearing a white one piece 50s bathing suite shwoing her chubby thighs?
#2.1 NPR on 2009-02-15 15:01 (Reply)
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