Viva Crystal!

I just finish reading Crystal Renn’s wonderful autobiography, Hungry, and feel the pressing urge to tell everyone else in the world to go out and buy it NOW!!!


Not only is she unearthly gorgeous and ridiculously sexy, but Miss Renn is spirited, bold, and very, very brave. The book is written in a down-to-earth, approachable but intelligent manner – reading the supermodel’s work is like going out to coffee with a bright, engaging friend.

Her story goes something like this: discovered at age 14, she was told to lose 10 inches off her hips in order to model. Naturally, she developed a crushing eating disorder by the time she was 16, weighing about 95 pounds at 5’9”. She continued to model without success, until one fateful day, when everything changed…

Renn’s story is a modern fairy tale with a much healthier central message. Only when she respected herself and her body did she become a successful (now plus-size) model. She’s been all over the world, on the covers of magazines, and on television sets nationwide (Oprah!). She is a beacon of hope, an example to women across the world.

Whether anorexia is a foreign concept to you or you have battled an eating disorder for most of your life, I beg you to read this book. Women everywhere (and, hey, why not men, too?) need to hear her story so we can begin to change the world, starting with how we treat ourselves.

<3’s

Gabriella

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July 20, 2010. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized.

2 Comments

  1. sagojyou replied:

    Oh wow. Her size when she was younger is scary. But now she’s a + size model? Wow, that’s an amazing comeback!

    It’s so true; “…so we can begin to change the world, starting with how we treat ourselves” If we all work on this, then we can change the whole world. Just the thought of that makes me happy!

  2. Tara Savage replied:

    Ahh I need to sit down and read it ASAP! Great review girl! I saw her on the today show a few days ago, she is such an inspiration!! ❤

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