You have just watched Crystal Renn in this show, author of "Hungry", ex-top model and plus-size model nowadays. Renn started her modeling career in high fashion at the age of 14 after being told to lose almost a third of her total body weight. This weight loss eventually triggered a health crisis, causing her to reassess her diet and exercise habits. After gaining 70 pounds (32 kg) and re-emerging as a U.S. size 12, she was re-marketed by her agents as a plus-size model.
In addition to working repeatedly with notable fashion photographers Ruven Afanador and Steven Meisel and being the only plus-size model to appear on a Harper's Bazaar cover and appearing in four international Vogue editions, Crystal has enjoyed lucrative contracts with many high-profile plus-size clothing manufacturers such as Lane Bryant, Evans and Torrid, and has also appeared on the runway for Vena Cava, Heatherette, Elena Miro, and most notably for Jean-Paul Gaultier in his Spring/Summer prêt-à-porter 2006 collection in Paris, garnering favorable and extensive media interest.
Renn is also notable for appearing in back-to-back campaigns in 2007 wearing regular-sized (not specifically plus-size) clothing for Spanish retailer Mango; her photos appearing amid those of smaller models and without notation regarding her larger size, a rare occurrence in conventional apparel advertising.
Renn's first book, HUNGRY, was co-authored by Marjorie Ingall and released on September 8, 2009. During an on-camera interview at an Australian industry function, Renn's agent Gary Dakin noted that her total income would now be "close to 7 figures".
Renn is currently reporting for Glamour Magazine on New York Fashion Week 2010 on the fall collections.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Renn
Crystal Renn on HUNGRY : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhjs5HfWN30 Crystal Renn speaks about her new book Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves.
Plus-size model Crystal Renn on Good Morning America and 20/20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtcOcj8sGQ&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfhlo80doK4&feature=related
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