Gather round everybody! Model news alert! So, the blogosphere is all excited about the thought that plus-sized super, Crystal Renn may have dropped a couple of pounds, after looking at the pics of her in the Chanel resort show, from a few weeks back. Wearing a simple, sheath-like t-shirt dress, her figure was completely on show, unlike in the poufy, structured ballgowns she often wears, which may have made her appear slimmer than usual.
Her model agency FORD have issued the following statement of explanation. . “She is not trying to lose weight at all,” her Ford Models agent tells [US mag] PEOPLE. “She fluctuates between a 10 and a 14.” At the moment, she seems to be on the lower end of that range, in part, her agent says, because she’s been so active recently. “She went hiking in
Goodness gracious. Even though Crystal Renn’s figure is her fortune (she has by far the most lucrative career of any plus sizer in the world, and has also written a book, ‘Hungry’ about her struggles with anorexia and the pressures to be thin in the fashion industry), but; - she has to put up with one BIG amount of scrutiny as the payoff. (!)
Back in the ‘90s Brit girl Sophie Dahl created record lengths of column inches for her signature curves, before slimming them all away and blaming, in part, the scrutiny and the media fixation with her weight for her disillusionment and departure from the modelling world. She’s now a published author like her grandfather Roald Dahl; and A TV cook!
Similarly, Australian Gemma Ward was once one of the biggest names in modelling, before gaining weight in 2007. Whether Ward consciously changed her shape because she was sick of working in the industry or whether she was dropped for getting too big has never been officially known.
Either way, anyone wanting to make in the modelling world needs a thick skin, whatever their measurements.