Agent: Crystal Renn “Is Not Trying To Lose Weight”
When Crystal Renn walked in Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Cruise Show earlier this month, some people hailed it as a milestone for the plus-size movement, while others pointed out that Renn looked, well, just like a normal model.
In an interview with People, Renn’s Ford modeling agent admitted the raven-haired beauty was on the smaller side of her normal scale, but that she wasn’t losing weight on purpose.
“She is not trying to lose weight at all. She fluctuates between a 10 and a 14. She went hiking in Patagonia for three weeks over the holidays and she firmed up and got a little smaller. She has also been traveling like crazy and tends to be smaller when that happens.”
Renn has become the de facto spokesperson for the reform in the industry after publishing a memoir, “Hungry”, about her battle with anorexia. Earlier this month, in an email commenting on Glamour’s did-they-or-didn’t-they? photoshop debate, Renn wrote:
“When it comes to my weight, I understand the public’s confusion. Like all women, I fluctuate. Especially considering I had just come back from a 3 week backpacking trip in Patagonia. In the past I have been quite open about the fact that I haven’t started an exercise regimen since having the eating disorder because of the uncomfortable feelings associated with it. However, because I am in such a good place with my body and mind I have been reintroducing it back into my life through adventure travel, and plan to continue this in the future. I am in the best place with myself and want to assure everyone of that! Also when it comes to my exact size, in the past I was a size 12-14 and I just said 12; now I am a 10-12 and have to just say 12, because I tend to fluctuate around that number. I find that no matter what I do, there are going to be people who have an opinion; however, my message is as strong as ever….to help women everywhere appreciate their own bodies and continue to be inspired by the images I get to create.”
While we love Renn for her curves, reforming the modeling industry isn’t about peppering runways with plus-size models, it’s about showing clothes on natural women — be it naturally beautiful, naturally skinny, naturally heavy, naturally black, white, asian, and everything in between. And if there’s one thing natural women do with their weight, it’s fluctuate.