Whenever plus-sized model Crystal Renn gains/loses a single pound, the world wide web and blogosphere are up in arms:
“The shrinking plus-size supermodel’ Crystal Renn is the new face (and legs and… feet) for Jimmy Choo – here’s the beauty and her slender figure in the vibrant ads!”
“Here’s plus-size straight-size model Crystal Renn in a wide range of denim outfits on the pages of Vogue Germany.”
Renn has stated previously that natural weight loss occurred as she slowly integrated exercise back into her daily routine.
“I used to workout obsessively for 8 hours a day,” she admits to People magazine. “Now, I want to do something fun that’s good for my body.”
Dodai Stewart, a write for Jezebel.com, sums up the controversy best. “In general, [Renn] sounds extremely intelligent, well-spoken and clear of mind. It’s obvious she’s left her unhealthy behavior and self-loathing in the past.”
Stewart goes onto suggest that Renn’s model card states her size as “2″ to appeal to a wider clientele. These days Renn’s agency, Ford, uses her as both a plus and straight size model.
“Because of my size currently, I straddle this line between the two worlds — i guess you could say I’m a plus size straight size model. I am four inches smaller than a plus size model and four inches bigger than a straight size model.”
- Renn, in an interview with Plus Model Radio.