Is that what you consider plus size? In just a year the gorgeous model seems smaller than ever! What do you think of her transformation?
Crystal Renn is often scrutinized for her weight, and it seems like like the more popular she becomes, the smaller she gets! While I’m often sick of hearing the debate over her dress size, I was shocked when I saw the new photos of the model in Zac Posen‘s pre-fall 2011 look book — sure, Crystal is smoldering, but with her svelte frame she’s far from plus size! Less than a year ago, V magazine (issue 63) hit newsstands in January, where the model showed off a fuller frame. At the time, the 5 ft. 9″ Crystal listed her measurements as: 36/31/41.
I highly doubt her measurements are the same these days, and I don’t understand why she keeps wasting away! I couldn’t even begin to imagine what it’s like being under such intense pressure in the modeling world, but at the same time, Crystal has found so much success as a plus-size model that there isn’t any need for her to lose so much weight. She’smanaged to break down so many boundaries in the industry, storming the runway for countless designers including Jean-Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld, and even landing a cover of Vogue.
I understand with the territory comes the necessary evils and pressure, and I’ve always appreciated her honesty on the topic. Crystal has always been very vocal about the dark side of the industry, penning a memoir released last fall, entitled Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves, where the model candidly opens up about overcoming anorexia.
Like I said earlier, I’ve never indulged in the great weight debate, but now I think it’s worth pointing out. Sure, while everyone’s weight may fluctuate from time to time, it seems like Crystal has gotten significantly smaller in just a year. If Crystal wants to slim down and is doing it the healthy way that’s her business — I just hope she isn’t under pressure to shed her curves. I also think over time she’s become a pioneer as a plus-size model and many women look up to her — although these days there isn’t anything plus-size about her! I’m sure many of her fans are outraged and disappointed.
What do you think?