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crystal rennPlus Sized Beauty

The Terry Richardson lensed One Size Fits All campaign, with the bodacious Crystal Renn, is one of my favorite fashion spreads of the past few years. Not just because a non waif is presented in the spread like a token freak in a size-specific issue, but because she looks ten times more rocking and amazing than her skin and bones counterpart. I don’t really want to get into the weight debate here, but I do want to praise Renn for outright awesomeness.

Once suffering terribly with an eating disorder, Renn broke the illness’s hold on her and wrote a book about it called Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves. Since then she’s quickly become the most recognized non conformist fashion model to grace the pages of the biggest fashion magazines. Just a few of her looks are below/after the jump. Having thighs that actually touch has never looked or felt so good.

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crystal renn

crystal renn

crystal renn

crystal renn

crystal renn

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Posted on January 10, 2010

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  • From Priscila Belfith on March 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    It is the first visit I make to the site, I loved it. I’m a fan of Crystal Renn and trendy plus size, I love to see that the world is diverse and that the sun shines for all. To my misfortune there is no plus size modeling agency in the neighborhood that I live. One day I may get something. Congratulations on the website and much success.

  • From Hollie on January 18, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I’m still really bothered and disgusted with the use of “plus-size” model for a woman with this body shape and weight. When I go shopping I can find her size clothes along with the tiny ones, and the plus size stores have clothes that would swim on here. I’m maybe 5 lbs overweight, but only by visual not by medical standards. By model standards, I’m supposed to be plus sized??? I don’t think so! How about we start classifying waifs as “under-sized” along with all the clothes that are under the healthy and visually acceptable range?! EG. 5’7″ and 105 lbs – under-sized; 5’7″ and 185 lbs – plus size, 5’7″ and 120-150lbs – healthy…. body shapes differ, as does weight distribution, so why label someone with a healthy distribution and still within a medically healthy weight “plus size”???

  • From Peter on March 2, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I am a guy, and I think this woman is smoking hot. WTF do they mean, “plus size?” That’s what a real woman looks like.

  • From Christy on April 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Love this article. I too am astounded that “plus size” is used in the same sentence as Crystal. I’m probably within 5 pounds of her and don’t consider myself plus sized. I’m just glad to see a model who emulates “NORMAL.”

  • From Amanda on April 15, 2012 at 1:56 am

    The one in the bikini is so Marilyn-esque…this is what used to be considered beautiful and healthy, why is it “plus-sized” now?